1. reightz's Avatar
    Hey there.
    I've been searching, reading and reading for a week and didnt get it to work properly. Hope you can help me.

    Badge system seems to be broken on my default Reminders app.
    Once i set a reminder (time based reminder) and it gets overdue the badge just dont update at all. Tried several tips to get it working -- no success.
    Only way i've found to force the badge on it is either snoozing up the reminder (locked or unlocked screen) or restarting (power OFF/ON) the iPhone.
    Read somewhere that in order to get it working i must keep Reminders background app refresh ON but Reminders does not appears on my background app refresh list under iPhone settings no matter what i do.

    Tried like 20 apps for my reminders but none has satisfied me as the stock one does (except for the badge issue of course).

    Any suggestions on how to get my stock reminder's badge working ?
    Would appreciate any help.
    Tnx in advance.

    --> iPhone 5C (16gb) running iOS 8.1.3


    --> Updating my research:
    1. Changed mail/calendar/contacts settings to PUSH for icloud in order to sync immediatly between icloud.com and iphone. Indeed it does sync but iphone badge still don't work when reminder overdue but icloud does works great (immediatly after the time i had set on reminder i got the badge on icloud.com reminder icon --- but nothing on iphone tho).

    2. Restored the phone all the way -- no success.

    3. Tried another icloud acc -- no success.
    Last edited by reightz; 02-10-2015 at 06:27 AM. Reason: updating my research
    02-09-2015 07:09 AM
  2. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Can you do a hard reset of your phone(press sleep/wake button and home button for 10 seconds until Apple logo appears) and then see if it brings out any difference?
    02-09-2015 08:07 AM
  3. reightz's Avatar
    Did it few times on last days.. didnt work.
    02-09-2015 09:14 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Are you saying that when you receive the notification for the reminder app that you only get the alert but the badge doesn't show? I believe the only way to get the badge on the app icon would be snoozing the reminder, thus making it an active reminder creating the badge.
    Antron likes this.
    02-09-2015 03:30 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you set the Reminders notifications to "Alerts" as shown in image, you will get a pop up alert that will require you to tap "OK".
    Help on Apple's Reminders App Badges-imageuploadedbytapatalk1423517429.518349.jpg


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-09-2015 04:30 PM
  6. reightz's Avatar
    Considering your astonishing reaction i now have a million dollar question:

    Does your Reminders app show a badge right after the alert for a reminder?
    02-10-2015 06:30 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Considering your astonishing reaction i now have a million dollar question:

    Does your Reminders app show a badge right after the alert for a reminder?
    Who is this addressed to? If me, I don't like the red badges for everything. I use as few as possible and don't have it on for Reminders. If I had it, I would probably have to open the app to get rid of it. The notification alert I get is all I need.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-10-2015 02:22 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I also have Reminders synced to my calendar which shows the tasks and also alerts me. They stay there until I tap the little circles.
    Help on Apple's Reminders App Badges-imageuploadedbytapatalk1423597718.154109.jpg


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    02-10-2015 02:48 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Are you saying that when you receive the notification for the reminder app that you only get the alert but the badge doesn't show? I believe the only way to get the badge on the app icon would be snoozing the reminder, thus making it an active reminder creating the badge.
    This seems to be how it is behaving but IMO this makes the app useless to me. I need the badge in my face for a reminder as I barely use notification center.

    Very confusing.
    07-10-2015 10:28 AM

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