How to Tag a Contact in Reminders on Your iPhone (New for iOS 13)

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If you use Apple's Reminders app to keep on top of your chores, events, and tasks, you'll enjoy a convenient new feature just added with iOS 13. The Reminders app now allows users to tag a contact; when you use the Messages app to text your tagged contact, a reminder notification will pop up on your iPhone. Let's get started learning how to use this new Reminders feature now.

Related: How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

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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.

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  3. Type your reminder in, then tap the lower-case i.
  4. Toggle on Remind me when messaging, then tap Choose Person.

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  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.

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  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 is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.