Reminders are a useful way for you to keep up with the seemingly endless list of tasks we all have to complete. Luckily, Apple has its own Reminders app to help keep you on top of this. But what if you have so many tasks to do that you need to organize them in order of priority?
Introducing priority tags!
This feature on Apple's Reminders app allows you to organize the tasks you need to do to from highest to lowest priority, ensuring you never miss a deadline again.
What Is a Priority Tag and Why Should You Use Them?
When adding a new reminder into the Reminders app, you can assign a priority tag, choosing from Low, Medium, or High. These help you to organize your tasks so to help you work on the most crucial tasks first, such as those with harder deadlines.
Priority tags can be added when creating a new reminder, but you can also retroactively add them by tapping the reminder and tapping the Priority section to select which priority tag you want to assign to it. Alternative to-do list apps for iPhone may offer further customization on organizing your reminders, but this is all the native iOS app has to offer.
Adding Priority Tags to Reminders
You can easily add Priority Tags to reminders by following these simple steps:
- Open the Reminders app and create a new reminder.
- Tap on the Details icon to the right of the reminder.
- Scroll down and tap Priority.
- Select either Low, Medium, or High for the priority.
You can also follow these steps to retroactively add a priority tag to a reminder you've previously created.
Organizing Reminders by Priority
If you've gone to the trouble of adding priority tags to your reminders, you probably want them to be organized by priority within the app. You can see which reminders have which priority by how many exclamation points are next to them. With one exclamation point for low priority, two points for medium, and three points for high.
To organize reminders by priority, follow these steps:
- On the Reminders app and tap the ellipsis (…) icon at the top of the screen.
- Tap Sort By then choose Priority.
- Tap Lowest First or Highest First, depending on how you want the list of reminders to run.
Keep on Top of Your Priorities
By following the steps outlined in this article, you should know how to prioritize your reminders, and how to organize your to-do list in order of priority. Keeping on top of your tasks has never been so simple.