How to Fix “iPhone Reminders Not Working” with 6 Solutions

This guide will show you 6 solutions about how to fix iPhone reminders not working. You can check the solutions one by one to see if they can help you out.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 22, 2020

There is no doubt that Reminders is one of the most practical applications on iPhone iPad. It can remind you of any event, such as a meeting, an appointment, a holiday event, etc. It is very important and indispensable, especially for businessmen and those people who are very busy every day. Because Reminders remember all the events and remind you at the right time, and sometimes, you may need to print reminders list for use.

However, you may find that the Reminders on iPhone not working as it used to be. There are many reasons for this error; the following text will show you how to fix iPhone Reminders app not working with 6 solutions. Let’s check one by one.

How to Fix iPhone Reminders Not Working

How to Fix iPhone Reminders Not Working

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone iPad Keeps Restarting Randomly >

Solutions for Fixing iPhone Reminders Not Working

1. Reboot your iPhone

The first method is the simplest, but it works in many times. Try to restart your iPhone by pressing the power button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen. Then slide to power off, after a while, turn it back on.

2. Turn off Reminders from iCloud and then on

Turn off Reminders app from iCloud, and then turn on it again. This seems stupid, but removing reminders from iCloud will also remove some notification errors, so, this simple solution sometimes works well. To do this, go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Reminders. Turn it off and turn it on.

3. Remove Reminders from Notification

Remove Reminders from Widgets Notification on Screen. To do this, you can scroll down from the top of your screen, and scroll down to the bottom of the screen till you see the Edit button. Tap on Edit, you’ll see Reminders are listed there, then tap on the “-“ button, and hit Remove. Now, the Reminder widget will no longer come up on that screen.

Remove Reminders from Widgets Notification on Screen

Remove Reminders from Widgets Notification on Screen

Next, you need to make sure that you have Banners or Alerts set for your Reminders under the Notifications Settings. After that, restart your iPhone, now, it can start alerting you again like you are used to.

Checking Notification Settings

Checking Notification Settings

4. Reset your iPhone

If the above three solutions can’t fix your problem, then you can have a try on resetting your iPhone. This method won’t remove any data from your iPhone. Simply go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset All Settings.

Resetting iPhone

Resetting iPhone

5. Upgrade to new iPhone or the newest iOS

When facing the iPhone reminders not working issue, many iPhone users choose to upgrade their iPhone or the iOS version of their device. You know that the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 were released by Apple for a couple of days, and the newest iOS is open to the public now. So, you can have a try to upgrade to new iOS 13.5/13.5/13 or upgrade to the new iPhone 11/X/8. It may fix your problem without any effort.

1. If you upgrade to new iPhone, you can refer to this guide to transfer reminders from the old iPhone to your new iPhone: How to Transfer Data from Old iPhone to iPhone 8/X Easily >

2. If you lost data after updating to iOS 11, you can move to this guide to get solutions of getting your lost data back: How to Fix Lost Data After Updating to iOS 11 >

6. Try to Fix with iOS System Recovery Tool [AnyFix]

If the above methods can’t fix the problem since it may no more than hardware issues and software glitches, then you can try a complete iOS system recovery tool – AnyFix. This software is designed to help Apple users to solve iOS/iPadOS/tvOS Problems in any situation. So if your reminders app not working is caused by some system errors not hardware-related issues, you can try this AnyFix instantly.

So you can follow the steps below to fix iPhone reminders not working and get it back to life:

Step 1: Download AnyFix on your computer > Launch it and choose System Repair from the interface below.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

Step 2: Choose iPhone Problems and tap Start Now.

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Step 3: Now, you need to select a repair mode for your iPhone. Normally, Standard Repair mode supports the most common system issues and without data loss. So here we take this mode as an example, choose it and tap the Standard Repair button to continue.

Select a Mode to Repair

Select a Mode to Repair

Step 4: AnyFix will check your iPhone model and you need to click Download to get a matching firmware. When download finished, just tap on Fix now. It will ask you to enter recovery mode if you didn’t enter before. Now, follow the steps on the interface to put your iPhone in recovery mode.

Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode

Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 5: Once your iPhone entered recovery mode, AnyFix will automatically start to repair your device. Wait a while and when the recovery process is completed, you will see the completed page as below.

Repair Completed

Repair Completed

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer iOS Data in an Easier & Smarter Way

After talking about how to fix iPhone reminders not working issue, in this part, we’re going to recommend the best iTunes alternative – AnyTrans, compared with iTunes, AnyTrans dedicates to help iOS users transfer iPhone iPad iPod data in a smarter and easier way. AnyTrans brings you more convenience, like:

  • It can help you manage and transfer almost all kinds of iOS data such as contacts, notes, reminders, photos, videos, music, ringtones, calendar, iBooks, playlists, etc. More importantly, it won’t wipe any data on your iPhone.
  • It supports transferring data in multi-direction, such as from computer/iTunes to iPhone, from iPhone to computer/iTunes/iCloud, from iCloud to iCloud, from one iOS device to another iOS device, from iPhone/iCloud to external hard drive, etc. In a word, wherever you want to transfer, AnyTrans can do it for you.
  • If you’re new to iPhone, just switching from Android to iPhone, AnyTrans makes it easy for you to move data from your Android phone to new iPhone X/8. It supports all Android phones and all iPhones. Meanwhile, it works well with both Mac and PC computer.
  • It can help you download any videos from 900+ websites without hassle, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, etc.

Here is a screenshot of AnyTrans on Windows, if you want to manage and transfer your iOS data in an easier way, you can download AnyTrans to have a try >

Main Interface of AnyTrans on Windows

Main Interface of AnyTrans on Windows

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix iPhone reminders app not working issue. If you’re facing this problem of reminders on your iPhone not working right now, you can try out the methods above to see if they can help you out. And AnyFix is a complete iOS system recovery tool that can fix the most iPhone problems. So you can download it and try to fix your problem.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.