Collaborate On Reminder Lists With Others [iOS Tips]

Collaborate On Reminder Lists With Others [iOS Tips]

Reminder lists rock, right? They let us track of all the things we need to do, access the lists on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or even in iCal on our Mac. Yet, wouldn’t it be slick if we could share, say, a shopping list with our husband or wife? Share a list of things to get done for a particular work project with our team members? What about set lists with the other folks in our disco band? That would be cool, right? It turns out that this is fairly simple yet not that intuitive to do.

First up, head over to iCloud.com and log in with your iTunes ID. You’ll notice that there’s no icon there for Reminders. You’ll need to click on the iCal icon, since that’s where Apple has located Reminders for now, just like on the Mac Desktop.

Once the web version of your calendar has loaded, look down to the left hand corner of the window. Each List you’ve created (assuming you’ve set up iCloud on the device you made the List on) will show up here, with a little gray broadcast/radio icon. Click on that round image and you’ll get a Share Reminders window to popup. Add the email addresses of the folks you’d like to share that List with and click the Share button to send them an email invite to your List.

When the person gets the invite email, they’ll be able to subscribe to the list. If you chose View & Edit for their email address on the iCloud website, they’ll be able to add things to the list as well. Perfect for sharing with those closest to us via the magic of iOS.

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  • MorningZ

    Looks like you can do this right from iCal too by using the Reminders dropdown and right-clicking on a given list name

  • Rob LeFebvre

    Looks like you can do this right from iCal too by using the Reminders dropdown and right-clicking on a given list name

    Slick! Thanks.

  • Will Empey

    How to I get the alert reminders to work on all devices? If I create a task on my iPhone for a shared list with my wife the alert doesn’t go off on hers although the task in Reminders shows the due date and the time.

    Any suggestions? 
  • al friede

    How to I get the alert reminders to work on all devices? If I create a task on my iPhone for a shared list with my wife the alert doesn’t go off on hers although the task in Reminders shows the due date and the time.

    Any suggestions? 

    will, my wife and i are having the exact same issue, and i’m trying to figure out why. i’m an apple tech and this makes no sense to me as well, so i’m going to work on it, and if i find the fix, i’ll post the answer here.

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