How to Snooze or Mark Reminders as Complete from Lock Screen

How to Snooze or Mark Reminders as Complete from Lock Screen

iPhone reminders are an easy way to keep your life on schedule. You can set them via the Reminders app or simply tell Siri when and what you need to be reminded of. However, I don't use the reminders app very often; therefore, it's buried in a folder on my third Home Screen and is annoying to access. But, did you know that you don't have to unlock your phone to mark a reminder as complete? You can even Snooze the reminder from Lock Screen as though it were any other alarm. Once you've set a reminder in the native app, the reminder will be set to go off. Here's how to mark it complete from Lock Screen. 

Once you set snooze, you can learn your options for how to change snooze time on your iPhone. When a reminder appears on your Lock Screen, swipe left to display the options. You'll see Mark as Complete, Snooze, and an X.

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Snooze brings the reminder back later; Mark as Complete does as it says. “X” removes the notification from your lockscreen, but does not complete it.

You can also mark reminders as complete from your notifications menu with the same swipe movement.

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Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She's always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the Apple Watch). She tweets and blogs about the earth and the Internet on Twitter at @abbeydufoe and at