How to Fix Apple Watch Reminders Not Syncing With iPhone

Just like Calendar, Reminders is one of those apps iPhone users often use to organize their busy lives. If a quick sticky note to your wall isn’t enough, the Reminders app can help. Now, if you’re an Apple Watch user, the Reminders app just got a whole lot better. With it, you can quickly create a reminder for your upcoming task and browse through your events. All can be done from your wrist.

It would be a headache if the Reminders app stopped working on your Apple Watch right? How about if the app stopped syncing between your devices? For example, you created some reminders on your iPhone, but it won’t load on your Apple Watch?

I’m here to let you know that issues like these can be resolved in no time. Below are a few tricks you can try to make the Reminders app on your Apple Watch sync again. This way you can always get the most updated reminders.

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Check for proper connection

When the same app is showing a different set of details, I often check to see if my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled. You may also want to make sure that your Wi-Fi network is working properly.

If there is no connection between your Apple Watch and iPhone, the Control Center on your watch will show a red text that says, “Disconnected.”

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As always, if you accidentally turned these features off, you can always turn them back on from the Control Center or the Settings app.

Reset Sync Data

When there is a syncing problem on my Apple Watch, I always find it useful to hit the Reset Sync Data. Do note that this feature will not remove any of your data. As the name suggested, it will only reset the connection. If your any of your apps aren’t fully synced, it will make sure everything is loaded on both devices.

To perform a Reset Sync Data for your Apple Watch:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app
  2. Go to General > Reset
  3. Tap on Reset Sync Data

You will only see a quick flash, and that’s it. Before taking any further actions, it’s important to wait a few minutes for your iPhone and Apple Watch to get everything properly synced.

Open the Reminders app to see if all your reminders and tasks are there. I suggest checking it on the problematic device.

Unpair your Apple Watch

Some people like to use Siri to create reminders on their Apple Watch. I don’t know why but the issue here is that the events they created no longer show up on their iPhone.

If that’s the case for you, try unpairing. This method works for me. When you unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone, the system automatically creates a backup for you. If you have any valuable data, then you can restore from the backup once you pair the device back.

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After that, check to see if the reminders you created on your watch show up on your iPhone.

If none of the methods above work for you, feel free to try some general tips such as restarting your device or reset and erase all contents.

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