Apple's Reminders app has always been an underrated yet useful productivity tool for iPhone. It's not as powerful as many third-party to-do apps, but it makes it easy to keep track of a few basic tasks, and it's integrated deeply with iOS, macOS, and watchOS. In iOS 13, it's even better since you can now add attachments to your reminders, such as photos, documents, and webpages.
Right now, there is no way to add videos to reminders, only new photos, images already in your Photos library, new document scans, and webpage links with previews. Also, all of your devices signed in to the same iCloud account need to be updated to iOS 13, macOS 10.15, or watchOS 6, or else you can't attach any media to a reminder.
The easiest way to add a photo or screenshot to a reminder is to use the quick toolbar. In the Reminders app, tap on any reminder to bring up the keyboard, which should have the quick toolbar at the top. Tap on the camera icon to bring up your options, which include "Take Photo" and "Photo Library" (we'll discuss Scan Document in Step 2).
If the camera is grayed out, it's because all of the devices connected to your iCloud account aren't updated to iOS 13, macOS 10.15, or watchOS 6. Once they are all updated, import options will work. Also, it's worth noting that at this time, videos cannot be added to reminders, only images.
The "Take Photo" option opens your iPhone's camera so you can take a photo right then and there. Tap on the shutter button to take the picture and then either select "Retake" or "Use Photo" to add it to the reminder. The photo will then appear underneath your reminder.
With "Photo Library," you can select a photo or screenshot that already exists on your iPhone in the Photos application. You can search through existing albums or your entire camera roll. Tap on an image to add it to that reminder.
You can also add an image via the Details page, which you can access by tapping on a reminder and then on its information (i) icon. Scroll down, tap on "Add Image," and the rest of the process is the same as above.
From what we can tell, there doesn't seem to be a limit to how many images you can add to a reminder, so add as many as necessary.
Aside from images and screenshots, you can add document scans (similar to PDFs) to a reminder. Again, the easiest way to do this is by using the quick toolbar. Tap on a reminder to bring up the quick toolbar, hit the camera icon on the far right, then choose "Scan Document" to open your camera. Below, I'll cover the basics of scanning documents, but check out our full guide to scanning documents in iOS 13 for more details.
Position the camera over the document so it can easily detect it. Once it does, it will appear highlighted in yellow. If the application recognizes it well enough, it will automatically scan it. If not, you'll have to press the capture button to scan the document manually.
Pressing the capture button lets you fine-tune the corners and edges of the image before adding it to the reminder. To do so, drag the corners to adjust the paper so none of the table underneath will show in the scan, then hit "Keep Scan." All added documents will appear as tiny previews at the bottom left of the camera. You can add as many documents as needed.thx
Edit scanned documents by tapping on the previews at the bottom. In the edit page, you can retake the scan of the paper, crop the document, add a filter to it, rotate it, and delete it. You have four filters to choose from: Color, Grayscale, Black & White, and Photo. Hit "Done" when you've finished editing, then tap "Save" in the viewfinder to add the document(s) to the reminder.
You can also head into the Details page by tapping on the information (i) icon on a reminder, tap on "Add Image," and then "Scan Document" to scan a document that way.
If you want to delete an image from a reminder, whether it's a photo from your library or a document scan, you can do so easily. Tap on a reminder, then on the information (i) icon that appears to the right of it. In the Details page, scroll down, and you can see a list of the attached images underneath "Add Image." Now, either tap on the red circle and hit "Delete," short-swipe the reminder and hit "Delete," or long-swipe all the way left to delete it automatically.
Aside from images, you can add a web link to a reminder. Tap on a reminder, hit the information (i) icon, and scroll down to "URL." Type in or paste any weblink into the URL box, and hit "Done" when you're finished. You can only add one web link to a single reminder.
A preview of the webpage for the hyperlink will appear underneath your reminder. Tap on it, and it will open in Safari. You can tap "Reminders" under the left side of the status bar to go back to the Reminders app when done.
To delete the hyperlink, go back into the Details page and remove the link from the URL box. Hit "Done," and the web link thumbnail will disappear from the reminder.
Don't like how large the thumbnails are? You can resize any images or web links attached in a reminder by long-pressing them. A "Small Thumbnails" option will appear, so tap on it to make the thumbnails smaller. If you want them to go back to normal, hold down on the thumbnails until the "Large Thumbnails" option appears and tap on it.