How to Create Reminders Templates for iPhone (iOS 16)

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One app that many users love is the Reminders app thanks to recent upgrades. Now with iOS 16, you will be able to set up reminder lists as templates and then use them again to form new lists with the same features. Let's learn how to set up reminders templates to use for future lists.

Related: Create a Smart List in the Reminders App

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How to Build Reminders Templates on iPhone

Make sure that you have updated your iPhone to iOS 16 before completing the following steps.

  1. Open the Reminders app.

  2. Tap Add List.

  3. You may be asked to choose where you want to save your template. If you don't see this screen, you can skip to step 4.

  4. Enter a name for your reminder.

  5. Choose an icon color that you want.

  6. Tap on the icon you want displayed.

  7. Tap Done.

  8. Locate and select the list you created.

  9. Tap New Reminder.

  10.  Add as many reminders as you want to include in your template. You can add tags, set priority levels, include due dates, and more—all of this will be copied to the template you create.

  11. Tap the three dots.

  12. Tap Save as Template.

  13. Tap Save.

  14. Then, go to Add List.

  15. Choose where you want to save your reminder.

  16. Tap Templates.

  17. Tap on the template you want to use.

  18. Enter new name for the reminder.

  19. Tap Create.

  20. Your new list will have the same elements as the template you created.


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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.