How to Set a Priority Reminder on Your iPhone

How to Set a Priority Reminder on Your iPhone

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Reminders are my favorite way to remember things I need to do and events coming up. The Reminders app allows you to create a reminder that notifies you on a certain day and time or at a location. But you can also set a reminder to have a low or high priority. Doing so won’t change anything within the Reminders app, but if you sync your reminders with iCloud, Outlook, or iCal, then priority reminders will appear in order of priority. Here’s how to set a priority reminder on your iPhone.

Related: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders

Another benefit of setting a priority for your reminder is to be able to quickly glance at your list of reminders and see which are more important. To set the priority:

  • Open the Reminders app on your iPhone.

  • Create a reminder or tap the “i” next to an existing reminder.

  • In the Details menu, you’ll see Priority and None, !, !!, !!!.

  • Tap the three exclamation points to set a reminder a very high priority or the single exclamation point for lower priority reminders.

  • Tap Done.

How to Set a Priority Reminder on Your iPhoneHow to Set a Priority Reminder on Your iPhone

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