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I want to set a recurring task to also have a recurring reminder. I understand how to set the task to recur, but for the associated reminder I do not see an option to set it also to recur. Does that mean that, if I set my reminder to coincide with the first due date, the reminder automatically recurs for every future due date? Thank you!
Indeed, reminders should automatically recur with the item. If you have any more questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.
Regards from Berlin,
apologies for the troubles. We will fix this, stay tuned.
Best from Berlin
When you create a recurring task with a reminder time on it and check it off, the new tasks should also have an updated reminder time. If that is not working, please tell me on which device.
Recurring tasks with recurring reminders do exist – if you’re having issues with this, please let us know on which device you’re not seeing the reminders recur along with the task and we’ll looking into it further.
you have to set a due date and a recurring intervall first. Then setup a reminder for the task. If you now check that task of, a new one will be created with a new reminder :)
All the best from Berlin,
Recurring tasks work alongside recurring reminders – you do, however, need to check off and complete a task, then let the system sync, before seeing the next task with associated due date and reminder.
I’ll put your suggestion on our list of weekly feature requests to discuss with our developers – some users would like to only have the new task and reminder come up when the other is complete, whereas others feel as you do. Perhaps we can find a middle ground.
You can set reminders without due dates, but you’re right, in order to recur they need to have a due date. This is primarily because the logic of Wunderlist relies on you completing a task (with a due date) before getting the new instance of it. I’ll add it to our list of suggested features, but in the meantime a workaround would be adding a due date – doesn’t matter when it is, really – making it repeat daily, and making the reminder (which will then repeat by default whenever you check off the task).
Hi Carlos and Clinton,
Could you clarify that you have everything set up to receive the reminders? The way that recurring tasks work in Wunderlist is that you must check off that task with reminder (i.e. mark it as completed) before the new instance of the task appears with the new reminder. For example, if you have a task due today and get a reminder for it but don’t mark it as completed, you won’t get a new reminder for tomorrow.
In the Android version of the app, however, we also have a snooze reminder feature. So, are you referring to the snooze as not working or as the reminders themselves not recurring even after it has been marked as completed and the new instance comes up? Please let us know.
Which version of the app/ what device are you using with Wunderlist? The reminder should already be included next to the Due Date. Could you clarify what kind of trouble you’re having with them?
Hi – thanks so much for providing the details! A follow-up question for clarification on our end:
- you wrote that “But the following day the reminder notification will NOT notify me even though the reminder updated and respawned with a new date.
Same thing the next day and the day after, etc.
And when I go into the task, the task date is current (meaning it’s recurring/advancing forward) but the reminder notification is in red and shows the original notification date”
—-so, does the new reminder time show up or not? In the first part you wrote it respawned but then in the second bit you said it’s in red and showing the original date? Or does it differ between iPhone and Windows?
Likewise, when you say “not working on” versus “working on” – do you mean that you receive the new reminder and notification as updated and correct (and displaying the notification) on Windows and NOT on the iPhone (neither the reminder updates nor do you get a notification)?
Again apologies for the troubles. We are currently working on rewriting the Push Notification service which will fix this. Unfortunately I can’t give you a time frame on that, but it is in the making.
Regards from Berlin