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How I can change default reminder time?


I prefer default remind in 60-90 minutes before task instead of 30 minutes.
Or better 2 reminders - in 60 and 15 minutes before task.

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Richard  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2013 - 23:55 UTC

Go into the reminder area of the Task and you can change it there by using either Absolute time or a relative time designation.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 06, 2013 - 00:24 UTC

Hello Rekby,

As Richard said, you can edit the reminder time of a single task, but unfortunately, it's not possible to change the default reminder setting. We will consider adding such option in the future and you're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/298/

For now, as a workaround, you could go to Settings -> Reminders and choose "No default reminder". This will switch off the default "30 minutes before" setting for all tasks that have due times, but you can also add a reminder manually to every task incl. by typing the following syntax within it's name: <remind tod at 2pm> or <remind every Wed at 13:28>

Best regards,

Michael A Leonard
Replied on Jan 17, 2014 - 04:11 UTC

Damn.. I bought the premium just to have the reminders...
I want to be reminded at the time..

Take out trash at 2pm
Why would I want to be reminded about this at 1:30??
I want to do it at 2.

Is this feature updated or are there plans to allow changing the default reminder time?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jan 17, 2014 - 04:18 UTC


You can add a reminder for that time. Just right click on the task, Reminders. From that menu create the reminder you'd like to use.


Michael A Leonard
Replied on Feb 06, 2014 - 03:46 UTC

I don't wish to manually create a reminder everytime I create a task.

I just want a default reminder at the time that I set the task for...So if I type do X at 2pm, I just want a reminder at that time.

Also someone suggested above, maybe even the option for two default reminders... default is the key.

iswalker  premium
Replied on Oct 02, 2014 - 15:16 UTC

I agree with the idea of being able to change the default reminder time!