It is not always easy to remember when to do important things. Fortunately, your iPhone or iPad can easily remind you of a repeating task or event using the Reminders app. Here’s how to set it up.

First, launch the Reminders app on your iPhone or iPad. The interface will vary slightly between the two platforms, but the options are basically the same. Tap the “Today” button, then add a new reminder by tapping the “New Reminder” button at the bottom of the screen.

Tap New Reminder in the Reminders app on iPhone

When a reminder entry appears, enter a name of your choice, for example “Check the batteries in the smoke detector” or “Feed the goats”. After that, press the “Info” button right next to the name of the reminder. (The Info button looks like a small circle with the letter “i” inside.)

Tap the info button in the Reminders app on iPhone

In the Details pane that appears, select an initial date and time for the reminder. To have the reminder repeat, tap the “Snooze” option.

Tap Snooze in the reminder options in the Reminders app on iPhone

You can have the reminder repeat every day, every week, every two weeks, every month, every 3 months, every 6 months, every year or at a custom frequency. By using the “Custom” option, you can choose to repeat the reminder on certain days of the week, certain weeks of the month or certain months of the year. Choose the option that works best for you.

Set the snooze interval in Reminders app on iPhone

After setting the repeat interval, you can also select a date when the repeat will end using the “End repeat” option. Or you can make the reminder snooze forever.

When you are finished, press “Done” and the reminder entry will be saved. You’ll know it’s been set up correctly if you see it listed in your Reminders app.

A repeating reminder set in the Reminders app on iPhone

If you need to add more repeated reminders, press the “New Reminder” button again. You can add as many as you want. Good luck!