How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

One of my favorite features of the Reminders app is the ability to share lists over iCloud. The Reminders app includes great features like the ability to add and remove members from a list, and even to remind list members to accomplish tasks when they're at the correct location to do so. Once you get the hang of using Reminders to share your lists, you may just wonder what you ever did without this feature. Let's get started learning how to use the Reminders app on your iPhone to share lists. 

Related: How to Set Reminders on Your iPhone & iPad

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How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

Only the owner of the list can add and subtract people from the shared Reminders list.

  • Open the Reminders app.
  • Make a new list or open a list you've already made—for this example I've made a new list and tapped Done.

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  • Now tap Edit.
  • Next, tap Sharing.

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  • Tap on Add person.
  • You'll see a field where you can type in a person's icloud.com email account, other email address, or even their name, then tap the plus sign. 

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  • Once you've added all the people you want to include in your Reminders list, tap Done.
  • This will bring you back to the list, where you can tap Done to close out Sharing.

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The people you've invited to your list will need to accept the invitation to collaborate on your Reminder with you; until then it will say Pending under their name. 

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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 purse 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.