iPhone Reminders Not Working in iOS 11? Fixed Here!

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Cedric Grantham Posted on Dec 25, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

“My iPhone 7 reminders won't work well today after I updated to iOS 11 last night and I've totally forgotten the date with my friends without the reminder. How can I fix this issue timely?”

The Reminder is one of the most practical applications on iPhone that can remind you about all the important or forgettable events, such as a meeting, an appointment, or a holiday event when you are too busy to remember all the things. However, we have received many letters recently asking for help on iPhone reminders not working after iOS 11, and the problem has occurred on iPhone 6, iPhone 6S or iPhone 7. Actually, there are many reasons can cause this issue, and the texts below will show how to fix iPhone reminders not working in iOS 11 with 5 easy and effective methods.

5 Top tips to fix iPhone reminders not working in iOS 11

Reminders not working in iOS 11 on iPhone is most likely caused by software-related reasons, and you can try to fix it by yourself with following solutions.

1. Restart your iPhone

Restarting iPhone is the simplest method that can settle many small issues, like iPhone alarm not working in iOS 11 or flashlight not working on iPhone after iOS 11.

How to restart the iPhone: Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button until the red slider shows up, then drag the "slider to power off". After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.

2. Check the Reminder settings

If you have mistakenly set the reminder alert to None, there will be no sound reminder.

Go to "Settings" > "Sound & Haptics" > Scroll down to find "Reminder Alerts" > change "None" to another alert tone, like Chord, Aurora, Circles, Complete, Hello, etc.


3. Re-install the Reminders app

App re-installation is an effective way to solve the self-conflict problem. Just try to delete the Reminder app and then install it again in App Store on iPhone. If you are not clear on how to delete apps in iOS 11, here is the online guide.

4. Upgrade to latest iOS version

If iPhone reminders not working in iOS 11 is caused by bugs in new iOS, then a better way to fix this issue is to update to the latest version, which will fix the bugs in the previous version. And this is also a workable way to fix iOS 11 screen recording not working on iPhone or other iOS 11 related problems.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" > check whether there is a new version or not. If yes, tap "Download and Install" to start to install the latest iOS 11 version on your iPhone.

5. Restore your iPhone

If above four solutions still can't fix iPhone reminders not working in iOS 11, then you can have a try on restoring your iPhone by restoring iPhone from iCloud or from iTunes backup. Here, we highly recommend you to choose the latter one and restore iPhone with iTunes back up. As iPhone restoring is not simple as iPhone restarting, so, we have prepared for you a topic page on how to restore iPhone from iTunes backup, do have a link and follow the online guides cautiously.


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