Use Todoist on Apple Watch

Available for

  • Beginner
  • Pro
  • Business


  • iOS

Todoist for Apple Watch gives you full control of Todoist right from your watch.

You can add new tasks, check and complete your tasks, set custom complications and more.

To get started, install Todoist on the Apple Watch:

  1. Check that Todoist is installed on the iOS device.
  2. Open the Watch app on the iOS device.
  3. Tap My Watch at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to Available Apps.
  5. Tap Install beside Todoist.

Add a task

Add new tasks in Todoist for Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Todoist app on the Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll up and select Add task.
  3. You can now add a task either by using the keyboard to enter a task title, or by tapping the microphone icon in the bottom-right corner and speaking your task title. A menu will then appear where you can choose the project.
  4. Tap OK in the top-right corner.

Your watch will recognize dates too, so you can say things like today, next Saturday or May 31.

Add or change a due date of a task

Add a due date or change the existing due date of a task:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. Choose the view where the task is located.
  3. Tap the task you’d like to reschedule.
  4. Tap the calendar icon in the top-right.
  5. Select one of the preset dates or dictate it using Siri.
  6. Go back to one of your views.

Complete a task

Complete a task on your watch with a tap:

  1. Open the Todoist app on your watch.
  2. Open the view containing the task you want to complete.
  3. Tap the circle next to the task you’d like to complete.

Use Todoist complications on your watch face

Stay updated with Todoist at a glance by using any of these watch complications:

  • Utilitarian Large shows the next task.
  • Graphic Rectangular shows the next task and how many tasks are due today and overdue.
  • Graphic Circular shows the completed percentage of today's tasks.
  • Graphic Bezel shows the completed percentage of today's tasks.
  • Graphic Corner shows the completed percentage of today's tasks.


Please try the following steps:

  1. Delete Todoist on your Apple Watch.
  2. Log out of Todoist and back in on your phone.
  3. Restart your phone.
  4. Reinstall Todoist on your Watch.

If you're still having trouble with Todoist on the Apple Watch, get in touch with us.

No, unfortunately not. Currently, our watchOS app requires that the Apple Watch is in range of the iPhone in order to be able to update information and create/complete tasks.

If mobile notifications are turned on in the Reminders settings, and the iPhone is locked or asleep, you'll get notifications on the Apple Watch.

You won't receive notifications on both devices if the Apple Watch is locked with a passcode.