Quick Links

  • Set a Recurring Reminder on iPhone or iPad

Key Takeaways

  • Launch the Reminders app, select “Today,” and tap “New Reminder” to add a repeating task.
  • Tap the “Info” button to select the initial date and time for the reminder, then tap “Repeat” option to choose how frequently the reminder should repeat.
  • You can set an end date for the repetition using the “End Repeat” option. Tap “Done” to save the reminder.

It’s not always easy to remember when to do important things. Luckily, your iPhone or iPad can easily remind you about a repeating task or event using the Reminders app. Here’s how to set it up.

Set a Recurring Reminder on iPhone or iPad

First, launch the Reminders app on your iPhone or iPad. The interface will vary slightly between the two platforms, but the options are basically the same. First, tap the “Today” button.

Tap 'Today.'

Then add a new reminder by tapping the “New Reminder” button at the bottom of the screen.

Tap 'New Reminder' to create a new reminder.

When a reminder entry appears, type in whatever name you’d like—for example, “Check the Smoke Detector Batteries” or “Feed the Goats.” After that, tap the “Info” button just beside the reminder name. (The Info button looks like a small circle with the letter “i” inside.)

Tap the 'i' button to customize the reminder.

In the Details pane that pops up, select an initial date and time for the reminder. To make the reminder repeat, tap the “Repeat” option.

Tap anything in the row next to 'Repeat.'

You can have the reminder repeat daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, every 3 months, every 6 months, yearly, or at a custom frequency. Using the “Custom” option, you can choose to have the reminder repeat on certain days of the week, certain weeks of the month, or certain months of the year. Choose the option that works best for you.

Select the repeat interval from the listed options, or set a custom pattern.

After setting the repeat interval, you can also select a date when the repetition will end using the “End Repeat” option. Or you can have the reminder repeat forever.

When you’re finished, tap “Done,” and the reminder entry will be saved. You’ll know it was configured correctly if you see it listed in your Reminders app.

The reminder has been set to go off daily.

If you need to add more repeating reminders, just tap the “New Reminder” button again. You can add as many as you’d like.