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5 Ways to Recover Deleted Reminders on iPhone (iOS 17 Supported)

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“I got a little carried away and deleted quite a few reminders by mistake. Is there a way to get my Reminders back? Appreciate any and all help.”

Reminders are an important feature of the iPhone that reminds users what to do in the future. They are used to set reminders in our daily lives, from picking up a grocery or calling someone for important meetings.

However, it will bring much inconvenience if the reminders are lost. When this happens, you may need to get them back. Don't worry; this article covers all potential solutions to recover deleted reminders on iPhone

Why Do iPhone Reminders Disappear?

For iPhone users, there is a great chance to delete reminders intentionally or unintentionally. But there is no need to worry about it anymore. Before moving to solutions below, let’s discuss the reasons why reminders may disappear from iPhone:

  • Factory reset: When we reset iPhone to factory settings, all the files and settings saved on the device will be wiped out.
  • iOS update: Another reason that the reminders get lost may be the iOS 17 upgrade. Many iOS users complain that they lost different data after upgrading to the new iOS version.
  • iCloud backup: iCloud will automatically back up your iPhone when the device is connected to WiFi and charged. However, when you create a new iCloud backup, the new backup may overwrite the deleted reminders saved in the old iCloud backup.
  • Reminder settings issue: When you turn off the Reminders app sync feature from iPhone settings, the reminders may disappear.
  • Using different iCloud account: When you switch to another iCloud account and log out of the previous iCloud account, the reminders will disappear.

Way 1. Restore Reminders on iPhone via iCloud

If you are looking for a free and straightforward way to recover deleted reminders on iPhone, here it is. iCloud is one of the most frequently used methods to recover lost data on iPhone.

Before recovering reminders from iCloud

  • You must enable Reminders in iCloud and keep them updated across all iOS devices.
  • All the shared reminder lists will be erased after recovering reminders.

With iCloud backup, you can easily get back deleted reminders as soon as possible. Here are the steps how you can restore lost reminders from iCloud backup:

  • Visit the website of iCloud.com and sign in iCloud with your Apple account.
  • Tap on Settings icon, click "Advanced" option and select "Restore Calendars and Reminders" option.
  • Then, a message will pop up showing several restorable data. Next, choose the latest backup file and tap on "Restore".
  • You will be reminded that the reminders saved on your device will be wiped up to restore. Click the "Restore" to continue.

restore reminders and calendars from icloud

iCloud is said to be the most convenient method to recover your deleted reminders. If there is no "No archives available", it means that iCloud fails to back up your reminders. You will need to jump to the 2nd solution.

Way 2. Get Calendars or Reminders Back from Email Account

If you have even synced the reminders via Google, iCloud or other emails and now disable the sync settings, the reminders on iPhone will disappear. For this situation, you should:

  • Open "Settings" on iPhone and "Password & Account".
  • Click on the Google, iCloud or other account that your reminders were synced with.
  • Enable the "Reminders" option and select "Merge".
  • Wait for a moment to enable the Reminder app to check if the disappeared reminders have come back.

retrieve reminders from email account

Way 3. Find Lost Reminders on Other iOS Devices

If you are unable to recover reminders from iCloud or email accounts, you can restore them from other iOS devices.

Reminders will sync across iOS devices activated with the same Apple ID. If you have synced reminders to iCloud before, you could find the disappeared reminders on your Mac or iPad.

Way 4. Restore Reminders on iPhone via iTunes

If you have frequently synced your iPhone data and content using iTunes, you can easily get deleted reminders by restoring iTunes backup.

  • Run iTunes or Finder on computer and get the iPhone connected.
  • Tick the device icon when it appears on the navigation bar.
  • Tap on "Restore Backup" to restore the recent backup to your iPhone.

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Way 5. Recover Deleted Reminders on iPhone without Backup

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is one of the most reliable recovery software for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to recover deleted or lost reminders, text messages, iMessages, photos, videos, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp messages, Kik history, Viber messages, call logs and up to 20 types of data. It is perfectly compatible with iPhone 15/14/13, etc along with the newest iOS 17/16.


Step 1. Download to PC

After downloading the FoneGeek application on your computer or laptop, launch it and choose "Recover from iOS Device".

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Step 2. Connect the device to PC

Now you will be forced to connect the device to your computer or laptop. And the program will notify you after the successful connection.

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Step 3. Start to ccan

Trigger the scan button and the program will analyze and check the deleted reminders and other data that you deleted.

Once the scanning process is completed, the scanning results will be displayed on the application below. Click "Reminders" from the categorized data type. All the reminders will be listed, including the current and deleted reminders.

After clicking the "Recover" tab, the selected reminders will be recovered on your computer.

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You can choose to save the reminders as the format of csv or html. We suggest you export them as the format of html so that you will be able to view the deleted reminders from the browser on your computer.

Fay J. Melton

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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