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I find reminders pretty useless because once you're reminded once it doesn't remind you ever again, even if you haven't completed the task yet. It would actually be useful if every time I looked at my phone it displayed the reminder until I completed it.

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If no one is able to help you hack reminders, you could look into a third party task management app like [things app]( itunes.apple.com/us/app/things/id284971781?mt=8) to have your reminders persist until cleared. –  bmike Oct 22 '12 at 20:32
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This is a problem os-wide in iOS, for other apps too, like calendars. Once you have received your alarm notification, whether for a reminder, or a calendar alert etc, you're done. There's no way to "snooze" or "remind me later" for these functions.

The only way to get this functionality at present, is to use a replacement app. One such app is Due, the following blurb is direct from their site


RSISTENT REMINDERS WITH AUTO SNOOZE

Overdue reminders stay in sight until you're ready to act on them.

And with auto snooze, your todo list never gets stale.

By default, DUE repeatedly notifies you of overdue reminders every minute* with its auto snoozing feature until you mark them complete, reschedule them, or turn off their auto snooze.

*Auto snooze interval can be changed to every minute, every hour, or none at all. There are no finer auto snooze intervals on iOS due to system limitation.


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No, there's currently no stock option (like a snooze, for example) of having Reminders.app repeatedly remind you about an item.

iOS 6 did introduce the badge device to the icon, though. So they're making progress!

Edit: Normally, though, unless you actually go into Reminders.app from the notification on your device, it should still display the reminder(s) among your Notifications.

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If you constantly check your notifications... :) Though it is a good idea to put reminders right at the top of the notifications list. –  chaiguy Oct 22 '12 at 16:43
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With the iOS 7 update, reminders can persist on the notification centre.

To configure it, go to Settings > Notification Centre > Make sure Today View is enabled > Make sure Reminders is enabled.

Now, when you pull the Notification Centre from the top, your reminders will be listed under the Today tab.

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A good repeating nagging reminder app is iReminder. It's on my home screen. You can set it to nag you at intervals other than the stock 1 min or 1 hour

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