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Problem with iPhone reminders not display in Apple Watch

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Last Modified: 2019-12-18
I have a Apple Watch series 5 and for some reason I don’t see my reminders created in iPhone appear in the AW.  But in random ways I did see some reminders appear but then not there.  Help please  getting my iPhone reminder also in my AW.
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IT Consultant
Have you tried unpair and pair again?
then Reset Sync Data in the Watch app

I have referred other forums and they suggested as below, you could try these as well:

On iPhone, open Settings > Your Name > iCloud and turn Reminders OFF
When prompted, delete all reminders from the iPhone (they are still safely stored in iCloud)
Still on iPhone, open the Reminders app, it should now be empty. If not delete any local reminders (you will need to manually re-add these to iCloud later - maybe temporarily write them on paper)
Force Quit the Reminders app on iPhone and turn iCloud Reminders back ON
Still on iPhone, open the Reminders app, you will see it downloading your Reminders from iCloud
Finally, open Reminders on Apple Watch and watch it sync the Reminders from iCloud


will try...
Jackie Man IT Manager
Distinguished Expert 2019

Have you updated with the latest iOS for your iPhone and the latest WatchOS?

My wild guess is that the iCloud approach will not fix your problem as it is a bug of WatchOS 6 with iOS 13.

You need to make a new list in Reminders app of your iPhone and use Siri to create a new item in the new list and copy all items from your old list to the new list in your iPhone.



Hi Jackie, yes I have updated both devices.

Haven't tried Kesavan yet but will do today and also yours.

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