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Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS. If you upgrade your reminders on your iPhone with iOS 13 or later, your other devices — like your iPad and Mac — can’t access the reminders until you update your iPad to iPadOS or your Mac to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Learn what to expect until all your devices have the latest software.

  1. About upgraded reminders on Mac. The Reminders app in macOS 10.15 or later makes it easier to create reminders with several new features, including Smart Lists, improved Siri capabilities, a new toolbar, and more. To use these features, you need to upgrade the reminders in your iCloud account.
  2. I can’t upgrade all my hardware and I use reminders all the time. It’s not that bad, because you can just not upgrade the reminders and still use the new app.
  3. If you upgrade your reminders on your iPhone with iOS 13, your iPad and Mac using the same iCloud account can’t access your reminders until iPadOS and macOS 10.15 Catalina are available.

Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS. If you upgrade your reminders on your iPhone with iOS 13 or later, your other devices — like your iPad and Mac — can’t access the reminders until you update your iPad to iPadOS or your Mac to macOS 10.15 Catalina. What’s new in Reminders app. If you use your Mac for work, life is impossible without a solid GTD app. And there are quite a few advanced task managers for Mac on the App Store like Things or 2Do. Until now, Reminders have been. When first launching Reminders after the iOS13 update, it asked if I would like to update the Reminders database.

You can always see your reminders on a Mac or PC by signing into iCloud.com with a compatible web browser.

The upgrade process

Make sure that your device is connected to the Internet before you open the Reminders app for the first time after updating to iOS 13 or later.

When you open the app, a Welcome to Reminders screen gives you the options to upgrade now or upgrade later. Reminders will also tell you if you have shared Reminders lists that will be affected, or other devices that also need to be upgraded.

Tap Upgrade Now to begin the process. If you tap Upgrade Later, the app's main screen appears and shows a blue Upgrade button above your lists. Tap it when you're ready to upgrade your reminders.

The upgrade process affects existing reminders in your primary iCloud account only. Reminders in all other accounts, such as secondary iCloud accounts and CalDAV and Exchange accounts, aren't changed.

See your reminders on other devices

After the upgrade, you can view your reminders in these places:

  • The Reminders app on your other Apple devices if they're running iOS 13 or later, iPadOS, macOS 10.15 Catalina, or watchOS 6 or later, and signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • A web browser on a Windows PC or an Apple device, even if it's running an earlier version of iOS or macOS. Go to Reminders on iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

Use shared Reminders lists

Shared lists require that both the creator of the list and the people who can view it have upgraded their reminders.

If you have a Family list that was created through Family Sharing, it's converted to a standard shared list when the family organizer upgrades. You can invite anyone to join the converted Family list, even if they're not in your family.

What to expect after you upgrade

Here's what you can expect after you upgrade your reminders:

  • iCloud reminders are available on your other devices only if they're running the latest software.
  • iCloud reminders created on a device that's running earlier software are visible only on other devices running earlier software. When you update a device to the latest software, new reminders on that device will be merged with the upgraded reminders and will be available on all updated devices.
  • If you create new iCloud reminders on a secondary device that's running iOS 13 or later or macOS Catalina, but you haven't yet opened the new Reminders app on that device — for example, if you used Siri to create reminders — those reminders will be lost when you open the app for the first time. To avoid this, open the Reminders app once before you create any new reminders on an updated device.
  • You can't see iCloud reminders in Outlook when using iCloud for Windows on your PC.

Learn more

After you upgrade, learn more about Reminders on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

One of those annoying things about Windows is that it keeps checking for updates with Microsoft. Don’t get me wrong, updating Windows is extremely important and every user should do it regularly. But the way Windows Update reminder system works can annoy the hell out of you and if you’re a longtime PC user, you know what I am talking about.

When it finds new updates, the built-in automatic update process applies the patches or notifies the system user about it. Now, all such notifications appear as pop ups at the system tray area which is very distracting.

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To add to it, in most cases, Windows also shows a restart dialog every now and then (10 minutes, by default) after the updates have been applied. Today we will see how to get rid of such alerts and notifications.

Important Note: Getting rid of update alerts involves turning off Windows updates completely. If you choose to do that, you should check for and update the operating system manually, from time to time. Maybe you could set up a separate weekly reminder in a tool of your choice to remind you of this task. A bit counter-productive? Yes, maybe. But less annoying. We will also do some heavy registry editing and Windows registry isn’t to be trifled with if you aren’t a savvy user. So proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Steps to Disable Update Alerts

Alerts are shown if and only if Windows finds new updates. If you turn this feature off, you are good to go.

Step 1: Click on the Start menu icon, type windows update and hit Enter. That should open the window for Windows Update.

Step 2: On the left pane you will see a number of options. Click on the link that reads Change Settings.

Step 3: On the next window, under Important updates section, choose Never check for updates (not recommended) from the drop down menu.

Apply the settings and exit. Having done that, you will not get any notifications regarding Windows updates. However, you may still be shown warning messages stating protection issues. To avoid seeing them too, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Start menu icon, type action center and hit Enter. That should open the window for Windows Action Center.

Step 2: On the left pane you will see a number of options. Click on the link that reads Change Action Center settings.

Step 3: On the next window, under Turn messages on or off section, uncheck all options for which you want to disable showing of alerts and notifications.

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Steps to Disable Restart Reminder

For a temporary solution you will need to turn off Windows updates service. Here’s how:

A Temporary Solution

Step 1: Open Run dialog (Windows key + R), type services.msc and hit Enter.

Step 2: On the services window, search for Windows Update service. Select the service and turn it off by clicking on Stop from the top left.

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If you are looking for a permanent tweak you have two options- a registry hack and a group policy editor trick. Let us check out both.

The Registry Hack Way

Step 1: Open Run dialog (Windows key + R), type regedit and hit Enter.

Step 2: On the Registry Editor, navigate to the following location:-

ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU

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If you do not see anything under Windows directory, create new keys i.e. right-click, select New -> Key. Create WindowsUpdate under Windows and then create AU under WindowsUpdate.

Step 3: Now create a New DWORD under AU as shown in the image below.

Name the DWORD as NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and give it a value of 1. To revert to default settings at any given time, change the value to 0.

If you are running Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional or Enterprise editions, you can choose to tweak a group policy setting as well.

Editing Group Policy Option

Step 1: Open Run dialog (Windows key + R), type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

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Step 2: It opens the Group Policy Editor window. Navigate to the following location:-

Local Computer PolicyComputer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Update

Step 3: Now, on the right pane, look for No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations. Double click on this key and Enable it.

Conclusion

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With all these processes defined, I hope you will get some relief over automatic updates, annoying notifications, and useless warning messages. However, as mentioned earlier, you should take care that you perform manual updates and security checks to keep your machine healthy.

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