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Here’s how to retrieve reminders after iOS 13 update

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Apple has added several new features with the iOS 13, including an updated Reminders app. However, many users, after updating to the iOS 13, say that their old reminders are all gone and they are unable to access them, or they are unable to sync them. There is good news that a trick can help users retrieve reminders after iOS 13 update.

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What’s the issue with the Reminders apps?

After you upgrade to the iOS 13, and open the Reminders application for the first time, you will get a welcome to Reminders message, and a prompt to upgrade all reminders. However, it is possible that some or all of your reminders are no longer available. This means, the reminders you added on your iPhone or iPad after updating to the latest OS may not show up on the Mac. Similarly, the reminders added on Mac may not appear on your updated iPhone or iPad. There are chances that all your reminders are hanging somewhere in the Cloud.

On its support site, Apple also notes that if you upgrade to the iOS 13 and then update the Reminders app, you may not get the reminders on the iPad or Mac if they are running an older OS. So, this means, until you update to the macOS 10.15 Catalina, the Mac users won’t see the reminders. Similarly, the iPad users will only be able to access Reminders after updating to the latest iPadOS 13.

It is, however, possible to retrieve reminders after the iOS 13 update with a simple trick. To retrieve reminders from the iCloud, open the Safari app on the iPhone and login with your Apple ID. You will see all the Reminders before upgrading the app to iOS 13. Now, you can choose the reminders that you want to restore.

Some users, however, claim that they are unable to access the reminders (in their iCloud accounts) that they created on their iPhone after updating to the iOS 13. If you also face such a situation, then you should contact Apple.

How to retrieve reminders after iOS 13 update?

There is another trick that could help you to retrieve reminders after iOS 13 update. This trick involves retrieving reminders from the iPhone. To retrieve reminders from the iPhone, follow the below steps:

Step 1, on your Windows PC or Mac, download and install Fone Rescue.

Step 2, run Fone Rescue on your PC, and then click the “Recover From iOS Device” mode. Once the screen shows your iPhone information, click Start Scan.

Step 3, wait until the app scans all your iPhone data. After the scan is complete, all the reminders, including the missing ones, will be listed on the screen. Now, click the Note & Others tab, and select the Calendar & Reminder to view.

On the safer side, if you don’t want to lose your reminders at all, then you will have to delay upgrading the Reminders app. To avoid updating the Reminders app, after you open the Reminders app on your iPhone for the first time after upgrading iOS 13, chose the option “upgrade later” instead of “upgrade now.”

Doing this will help you avoid the syncing issues that the Reminders app is facing currently. Later, after the release of the macOS 10.15 Catalina, you can update the Reminders app as well.

 Is Apple slowing third-party wireless chargers?

Another issue that has been recently brought up is related to the use of third-party wireless chargers. ChargerLab notes that with the release of the iOS 13.1, Apple has downgraded the performance of third-party wireless chargers. Moreover, there is no guidance from Apple to the wireless charger manufacturers over how to avoid this change. This eventually means that owners who purchased expensive fast wireless chargers are at the receiving end as well.

As per ChargerLab, with the iOS 13.1, many third-party wireless chargers operate at 5W, instead of the maximum wireless charging speed of 7.5W. This means more charging time. For instance, an iPhone 11 running on iOS 13 takes two hours to charge to 80% wirelessly, but after updating to the iOS 13.1, the same device charges to 55% in the same time period.

AppleInsider, citing a source within the company, claims it is a deliberate change. Further, the report notes that the chargers which fully comply with the Qi charging specs and Apple’s guidance, will see 7.5W charging. What’s even more concerning is that ChargerLab found that the wireless charging pads sold in Apple Stores still worked at 7.5W.

“Our analysis is that, in iOS 13.1, Apple only enables 7.5W charging for solutions using fixed-frequency voltage regulation (which is recommended by Apple),” ChargerLab says. “Products with all the other solutions will be limited to 5W charging only.”

Currently, there is no clarification from Apple. So, if you are planning to buy a third-party wireless charger for your iPhone, it is recommended that you wait a while until things clear up.

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