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How do I mark a completed task as 'not completed'?

I thought 'postpone' was the same as snooze, so postponed a daily repeating task. Todoist marked today's event as complete and created tomorrow's event. However, today's event is not complete yet at all. I can't find anywhere that I can undo this.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on May 30, 2013 - 12:23 UTC

Hello Sue,

Postponing doe not mark a task as completed, it just moves its due date to the next occurrence. Therefore, it's also not possible to undo this action, but you can edit the task and change its due date to "every day starting today" or "every day starting yesterday" or use any date after "starting".

Best regards,

Replied on May 30, 2013 - 12:36 UTC

It seems a tad clunky if I have to edit the task's due date to correct a simple mistake. For example, I accidentally 'completed' task today by swiping my screen the wrong way.
Completed non-repeating tasks appear in the completed list at the bottom and I can untick them.
In a number of other aps, repeating tasks that are marked as completed today, appear in today's completed list, while also resetting for the next event. If the completed item is reset (the completion revoked), the due date is reset to back to today.

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 30, 2013 - 12:47 UTC


If you accidentally complete a task that has a single date and is not recurring, you would see it on the list grayed out with a strikethrough, you could then tap on it and see an "uncomplete" option.

However, tasks that are recurring are not "completed" the same way as their date is moved to the next occurrence. You're welcome to add a request for an option to revert the completion of a recurring task: http://todoist.com/Vote_Android/

Best regards,

Artem  premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 08:03 UTC

Guyz, it's really annoying thing, that i can't undo last action.
I have 3 times when i swiped task by mistake, and did not see which exactly (it was recurring, and it did not stay in tasklist).

UNDO - it's one of the most important things in EVERY software. Even google.mail has that feature, when we send mail.

All people make mistakes, so software must helps people to solve this.

Vincent Cackowski
Replied on Jun 07, 2014 - 04:51 UTC

I've noticed from comments here that others are experiencing that it is far too easy to accidentally complete a task which cannot be undone. So I am requesting that you change the method of completion or make it far easier to uncomplete a task. I've wasted too much time trying to figure this one out and also seriously do not like having to retype tasks that I cannot recover.

Birgit Schultz  premium
Replied on Jun 12, 2014 - 17:36 UTC

I second this request as it bothers me too ever so often.

Crystal Pruitt
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 20:31 UTC

I have a lot of recurring tasks and I like to keep the previous one for notes on what I filed...check number dates and etc. From reading this, it sounds like I would be better off to change the due date on an item rather than make it recurring since it deletes the completed recurring task. I upgraded to premium for the notes part of the recurring entry but it won't help me if the system is going to delete it. Am I understanding this correctly?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 20:34 UTC


I am not too sure. Recurring tasks do complete, they just move the date to the next occurrence. Changing the date of it is not going to accomplish anything. If you need to see each one completed within the projects completed task list, then yes, changing the date to a non-recurring date, then completing it would work, but this does not accomplish much when you need recurring tasks.


Crystal Pruitt
Replied on Jun 19, 2014 - 21:02 UTC

A copy task function would be helpful. Then, i could copy it and set to next date due before marking the current task completed.

Andrew Lowther  premium
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 05:30 UTC

I have just accidentally completed 4 items thinking I was changing the priority status (the "complete" check box is shown in the priority colour which is very confusing!) and now i can't un-complete them. Seems a very basic omission for software such as this and needs fixing asap.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Hi Andrew,

There's a way to undo completed tasks in the web, desktop app, and mobile apps. In the web, you just have to go to the right project and click the "Show completed task" icon on the bottom of each project. It's the one that looks like a clock.

You can then look for the completed tasks that you want to restore and uncheck them.



Andrew Lowther  premium
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 08:32 UTC

Thank you Clyde, that's helpful.

I was using the "View All Completed" report from the top menu, which for some reason doesn't have that facility.


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 09:02 UTC

Hi Andrew,

Good to know it's sorted out. :-)



Markus Klein
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 15:38 UTC

Hi Clyde,

the "Show completed task" icon is exactly what I have been looking some days.
It is shown only in the project view, whereas I mostly work with temporal views, where I miss it. It would be great if this functionality would work also in other views (at least for tasks completed today or yesterday).

If I upgraded to premium, I would get my labels and my linked mails and notices to my completed tasks? This would be helpful for cases when I think my tasks are completed but my supervisor does not. ;-D

Thanks for this app!
Reagrds, Markus

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 15:42 UTC


In terms of un-completing an item, Premium will not change that, you still have to got to Grab Completed from the clock icon within the project, and then un-do it.

Yet, Premium does give you those options you are referring too.


Wilburn Bonnell
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 16:41 UTC

i've read this whole thread -- just wanted to verify -- if an instance of a recurring task is completed, there is no way to undo that other than to delete the task and recreate it -- right?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 30, 2014 - 16:53 UTC


Yes correct.


Tiffany  premium
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 20:43 UTC

So, Brendon, what happens to tasks that aren't categorized into a project? I can't see ANY of my completed tasks because I never put them into a project!

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 21:01 UTC


Tasks are always part of a project, they can not exist without one. If you never created one then they are part of the Inbox Project. You should be able to grab completed from within the Inbox.


Tiffany  premium
Replied on Oct 10, 2014 - 21:03 UTC

OK, thanks. I was a bit worried!

Kassondra  premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2014 - 14:46 UTC

I am really disappointed to learn that there is no way to un-complete a recurring task. I have just begun using Todoist and right off the bat I accidentally clicked complete because my finger slipped. Very disappointed that I can't fix my mistake.

Paul Gouin50  premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2014 - 19:20 UTC

I agree with Kassondra -- I sorely miss being able to undo recurring tasks that I mistakenly marked as completed. Please consider adding that option.

Omar  premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2014 - 08:12 UTC

I too mistakenly recurring tasks marked as completed. Maybe able undo option is correct, but is easy fix it. Edit task and write in date "from today"

Lisa Huttinger
Replied on Dec 31, 2014 - 16:50 UTC

Also agree - much to easy for new users like me to click complete on recurring tasks, thinking you are changing the priority color. Undoing recurring seems critical.

towo  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 11:43 UTC

Bump. Recurring undo is kind of a big deal.

Just make a transaction log of at least about the last 10 completed task actions or so and offer an undo function for marking them complete.

As long as your DB scheme isn't pooched, this should be quite doable. ;)

Avi Devan  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 23:26 UTC

need undo button!

Scott Colestock  premium
Replied on Mar 18, 2015 - 22:05 UTC

Bump - have accidentally completed multiple recurring tasks without meaning to (mostly because I forget that I've already completed "this" occurrence of the task.)

Being able to undo generally, or being able to "uncomplete last instance of recurring" would be very helpful.

lewis@neilson-levin.org  premium
Replied on Mar 30, 2015 - 21:25 UTC

Irritating, as usual. Try to do it the way users want it, not the way it's convenient for the developers.

Michael Burrows  premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2015 - 07:24 UTC


Marek  premium
Replied on Apr 12, 2015 - 13:42 UTC

accidentally clicked the checkbox. went on google to find out how to undo this. disappointed again.

Karen Landreth  premium
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 11:57 UTC

um, yea. Same boat. UNDO COMPLETED RECURRING TASK(S) PLEASE. Sorry to yell, but come on guys. And I was using the Windows version when I did this. (-1)

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 21, 2015 - 12:07 UTC

Hello Karen,

It's already possible to undo the completion of a recurring task :-) When you complete such task, you can see a small dialog box at the bottom saying "Date updated to [new_date] Undo Hide".


Nya  premium
Replied on Jul 09, 2015 - 07:59 UTC

I am asking the "undo" for recurring tasks too... I've just erased accidentally a task with a due date every 14 days, and it's not easy to edit the due date to restore it :(