How to Get Apple Reminders on Windows

How to Get Apple Reminders on Windows

Apple is notorious for keeping its users in a closed ecosystem. Apple services work perfectly between their devices, but when it comes to adding support for competing platforms, the overall experience isn’t as smooth as the combination of iOS and macOS. Most Apple applications such as reminders, photos, mail and notes are run equally with the iCloud platform. And in an effort to make it easy for the majority, the company announced a new iCloud app for Windows users.

With iCloud Web, the iCloud app, and Outlook integration, it’s easier to access most Apple services on Windows. With iOS 13, Apple has completely redesigned the Reminders app on the iPhone. And although the application is natively available on macOS, it is not the same for Windows.

In this article, we are going to talk about the three main ways to access Apple reminders on Microsoft Windows. It can be useful for those who use iPhone and Windows simultaneously. Let’s start.

1. Use iCloud Web

Apple offers a centralized iCloud experience on the web. From, you can easily access iCloud Photos, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Pages, Keynote and search on your iPhone using the Find iPhone service.

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Tap Reminders, and this will open the web version of reminders with lists created on iCloud. From there, you can add or complete new tasks and add notes to a task. However, there is no way to add new lists, add the time and date to a task, or even be notified of a task in the Windows notification panel.

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The web version is strictly limited to viewing and performing tasks. Now that Apple has added powerful features for reminders on iOS and macOS, I expect them to also shift attention to the web variant.

2. Use the iCloud app on Windows

Last year, Apple made the iTunes app available on the Windows Store. Now the company offers an iCloud app on Windows. From the Windows Store, you can download the iCloud application and use it to integrate the cloud service on the PC. Users can also download the iCloud app from the web.

After setting up the service, open the iCloud app and sign in using the Apple account credentials. The service will synchronize the iCloud reader, photos, mail, contacts, calendar, tasks and Safari bookmarks with the Windows operating system. Let’s stay with iCloud tasks for the moment.

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When you enable integration for iCloud tasks, the service synchronizes Apple reminders with the Microsoft Outlook app. After successful synchronization, open the Outlook application on Windows.

iCloud will create a separate iCloud account in the Tasks menu of Microsoft Outlook. In the left menu, press the three-dot button and open the Tasks section. You will find Outlook tasks as well as iCloud tasks with lists.

This solution is more functional than the web version above. Right click on the task menu and it will ask you to create a task, a filter menu, sort tasks by date, etc. The user interface is pretty basic, but it allows you to view and take action in Apple Reminders.

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The iCloud application integrates directly with the default file manager on Windows. From there, one can access all iCloud files, including photos, iWork files and folders. Users can add a folder and files to synchronize them with Apple cloud services.

Access Apple reminders anywhere

Apple has nailed default file management on the iPhone with the iOS 13 Reminders update. If you’re using macOS, it’s easy to access and manage them. But if you’re a Windows user, you can still use any of the above tips to add / end / edit tasks in Apple reminders.


If you’re tired of Apple reminders and are looking for new apps, check out the post below to find out the top five alternatives to Apple reminders for iPhone.

Last updated on February 29, 2020

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