How To Change Icons And Colors For Reminders Lists On Your iPhone, iPad, And Mac?


Among the few modifications that we are now getting used to with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina, Reminders Lists can now be personalized with sixty different icons and a choice of twelve colors. The sixty fresh icons plus the twelve colors will give Apple owners seven hundred and twenty ways to make their Reminders Lists special and customized.

Let’s break down ways you can change icons and colors in Reminders on iPhone and iPad first, then explain the process on Mac.

How Can I Change Icons And Colors For Reminders Lists On iPhone And iPad?


This can be done in two ways. The first is:

  • Launch Reminders.
  • Staring at the list, click “…” in the top right corner.
  • Select Name & Appearance.
  • Choose from the 12 color choices and 60 icon options.
  • Click Done.

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Alternatively, you can edit icons and colors for Lists from the all Lists view. Here is how:

  • Click Edit (top right on iPhone, top middle-left on iPad.)
  • Click “i” close to the List you wish to personalize.
  • Select your new color and icon.
  • Click Done.


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How Can I Change Icons And Colors For Reminders Lists On Mac?

  1. Launch Reminders on your Mac.
  2. Right-tap on the List you wish to change.
  3. Select Show Info.
  4. Tap the drop-down arrow close to the round icon.
  5. Select your new color and/or icon.
  6. Tap OK to save your changes.

More Information About Your iPhone

The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. All generations of the iPhone use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system software. The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.

The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and can connect to cellular networks. An iPhone can take photos, play music, send and receive email, browse the web, send and receive text messages, record notes, perform mathematical calculations, and receive visual voicemail. Shooting video also became a standard feature with the iPhone 3GS. Other functionality, such as video games, reference works, and social networking, can be enabled by downloading mobile apps. As of January 2017, Apple’s App Store contained more than 2.2 million applications available for the iPhone.


Apple has released twelve generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the twelve major releases of the iOS operating system. The first-generation iPhone was a GSM phone and established design precedents, such as a button placement that has persisted throughout all releases and a screen size maintained for the next four iterations. The iPhone 3G added 3G network support, and was followed by the iPhone 3GS with improved hardware, the iPhone 4 with a metal chassis, higher display resolution and front-facing camera, and the iPhone 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri. The iPhone 5 featured a taller, 4-inch display and Apple’s newly introduced Lightning connector. In 2013, Apple released the iPhone 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader, and the lower-cost iPhone 5C, a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal. They were followed by the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with models featuring 4.7-and-5.5-inch (120 and 140 mm) displays. The iPhone 6S was introduced the following year, which featured hardware upgrades and support for pressure-sensitive touch inputs, as well as the iPhone SE—which featured hardware from the 6S but the smaller form factor of the 5S. In 2016, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which add water resistance, improved system and graphics performance, a new rear dual-camera setup on the Plus model, and new color options, while removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack found on previous models. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were released in 2022, adding a glass back and an improved screen and camera. The iPhone X was released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with its highlights being a near bezel-less design, an improved camera and a new facial recognition system, named Face ID, but having no home button, and therefore, no Touch ID. In September 2018, Apple again released 3 new iPhones, which are the iPhone XS, an upgraded version of the since discontinued iPhone X, iPhone XS Max, a larger variant with the series’ biggest display as of 2018 and iPhone XR, a lower end version of the iPhone X.

The first-generation iPhone was described as “revolutionary” and a “game-changer” for the mobile phone industry. Subsequent iterations of the iPhone have also garnered praise. The iPhone is one of the most widely used smartphones in the world, and its success has been credited with helping Apple become one of the world’s most valuable publicly traded companies.

As of November 1, 2018, a total of more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold.