How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

Share your iPhone Reminders with friends and family to collaborate on your to-do lists and get things accomplished!

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Sharing lists in the Reminders app includes great features like the ability to add and remove members from a shared list, and even to remind list members to accomplish tasks when they're at the correct location to do so. Once you get the hang of using Reminders to share your lists, you may just wonder what you ever did without this feature!

Related: How to Set Reminders on Your iPhone & iPad

Note: Only the owner of a list can add and subtract people from the shared Reminders list. To learn more about this and other apps, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Open the Reminders app.

  2. Make a new list or open a list you've already made.

    Select list
  3. Tap the more icon (the three dots) in the upper-right corner.

    Tap ...
  4. Tap Share List.

  5. Select how you would like to share your Reminders list.

    Share via
  6. Whichever method you choose, the next step will be to type in contact information. I opted to share via the Messages app.
  7. If you'd like to share your list with multiple people, you can tap the plus icon.

    Share list
  8. Send your message.
  9. This will bring you back to the list, where you can see those you have shared it with listed at the top.

    Shared with

Now you can share lists via the Reminders app! Any friends and family you have added to your lists can add items and check them off, meaning you can collaborate on all that you need to do and get it done more quickly. Another thing to note is that you can only share lists with fellow iPhone users, so if you want to share reminders with Android-using friends and family, you may want to learn how to print from Reminders.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.