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I find the Reminders app very important and useful, particularly scheduled reminders that repeat themselves. I have tried to use reminders several times over the years, but have always found Reminders to be hit-and-miss, unreliable. Sometimes reminders pop up when they should, sometimes they don't. (Yes, I have all Notifications turned on for reminders).

Just this morning, I had a reminder at 7am that should have popped up as a notification, and stayed there until I acknowledged it. But it didn't. I opened the Reminders app (no badge displayed), and found the reminder still there, saying it was due. So why was there no notification? no badge? no "reminder" about this reminder? (This is a scheduled reminder that is due every morning at 7, and set to repeat daily).

I really want this app to be as reliable as other Apple offerings and functionality, but it's just not there for me. Am I the only one who experiences unreliability and inconsistency with Reminders? Is there some way we can get Apple's attention drawn to this?

I am running iOS 10.3.1 on an iPhone 6, but I will owned multiple iPhones over the years, and have always experienced similar problems with Reminders.

  • There should be a way to automatically delete completed reminders. (No brainer!) – Baodad May 15 '17 at 15:00
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I would suggest forgetting Apple's preinstalled reminder app and getting a 3rd party one like Wunderlist.

Search Reminder app on the AppStore and see what you get.

  • Welcome to Ask Different! While this answer is not wrong, it is of poor quality. Add some detail as to why you think the OP should forget about using Apple's Reminders? What do 3rd party apps do, that you're suggesting, that Apple's doesn't do? We prefer a fuller, more detailed answer. See How to Answer for tips. - From Review – fsb May 15 '17 at 20:16
  • Wunderlist also fails to reliably notify me, as do most 3rd party apps because of Apple's restrictive app policies. – Nicolas Bouliane Mar 27 '18 at 9:51

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