How to Tag a Contact in the Reminders App on Your iPhone

If you use Apple's Reminders app to keep on top of your chores, events, and tasks, there's a convenient feature you'll want to try out. The Reminders app now allows users to tag a contact when they create a new reminder. Once you do this, a reminder notification will pop up on your iPhone next time you use the Messages app to text your tagged contact. We've already gone over how to use Siri to add reminders to lists, and how to group related lists in the Reminders app. Now, let's learn how to stay organized by tagging a contact in a reminder, so you don't forget to include key people in your plans.

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How to Tag a Contact in Reminders:

  1. To begin, open the Reminders app as you usually would when creating a reminder.
  2. Tap the list you'd like to add a reminder to, then tap New Reminder.

    tap the list to add a remindertap New Reminder
  3. Type your reminder in, then tap the lower-case i.
  4. Toggle on Remind me when messaging, then tap Choose Person.

    enter your remindertoggle on remind me when messaging
  5. Your iPhone will take you to your Contacts list, where you can tap the name of the person you'd like to tag in your reminder.
  6. You'll be taken back to the Details page of your reminder. If you're finished creating the reminder, tap Done. If you want to change the tagged contact, tap Edit to go back to your Contacts list.
  7. Once you've tapped Done, you'll see Messaging: Contact name under your reminder.

    tap doneperson tagged in a reminder
  8. The next time you text the person you tagged in Messages, a notification will pop up from Reminders. 

    reminder in messages

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and 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.