Some iOS 15 users say natural language (date/time picker) not working when typing titles in Reminders app

Apple released iOS 15 update a couple of weeks ago and since then the OS has been installed by many iPhone users worldwide.

It comes with a bunch of new features and brings new upgrades to some existing functionalities such as Safari, Maps, Messages, notifications, and much more.

However, a major software update might often have some issues at the initial stage and iOS 15 is no exception.


As such, the latest bug that the users have noticed is in the Reminders app. As per the reports (1, 2, 3), natural language is not working correctly in Reminders app when typing reminder titles in iOS 15.

In detail, the reminders feature is unable to recognize the date and time of a particular reminder from its title.

For instance, if you type a reminder ‘workout at 8 am tomorrow’, the date and time are not taken out from the title, instead, you have to input them manually.


No matter what I type, no whatsoever detection seems to happen at all. Wasn’t this supposed to be included in the update? Do I have to activate this somewhere? (Couldn’t find any setting) I’ve tried in English and German. (Source)

Upgraded today, but in iOS 14 I was able to go to my reminders and start typing something like “Do X tomorrow at 7am” etc and it would parse the date and time from the text and alert me at that time. I tried doing this today and it didn’t read the day or time. Anyone else having this issue? (Source)

Meanwhile, a user tried to use a different keyboard language to set the reminder and the results were mixed. Sometimes it cuts the date, while sometimes it creates the reminder and does not remove the date from the title.

Apple has not yet acknowledged the natural language issues in the Reminders app on iOS 15, but it seems like a small glitch in the software that should be fixed in a future iOS update.

Some of those affected are confused as to whether this is a bug or if it’s a deliberate change in iOS 15. Nothing can be said until the company itself makes it clear.

As of now, users can set up reminders by setting the date and time manually or alternatively, ask Siri to do so.

That said, we will keep you updated on the further development of this iOS 15 reminder issue as soon as something new comes to our notice, so stay tuned.

There are also plenty of other bugs being reported by iPhone owners following the update to iOS 15 and you can check them in our dedicated tracker here.

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