Add or edit a task

 

When you create a task, you can add details, set a date and time, add subtasks or make it repeat on certain days. 

Tip: If you add a date and time to your task, you'll get mobile notifications at the scheduled dates and times. For tasks that have a date but don't have a time, you'll get notifications at 9am.  

Create a task

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Tasks app Tasks.
  2. Tap Add a new task.
  3. Enter a task.
  4. To add a date and time or make a task repeat, tap Add date/time Date/time.
  5. Tap Save.

Add a task from an email

 
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. In your inbox, find the email you want to save as a task and open it.
  3. In the top right, tap More and thenMoreAdd to Tasks.

Tip: If your task has subtasks, it can't repeat. 

Add a task from selected text

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, highlight a section of text. 
  2. Tap Share and then Tasks.

Change a task 

You can change the task name, add details, set a due date, or add subtasks. 

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Tasks app  Tasks.
  2. Tap the task you want to edit. 
  3. Change the task info. 
    1. If the task you want to change is a repeating task, to change the date and time of the next task in the series, tap the date. To edit the date and time for all tasks, at the bottom, tap the repetition info. 
  4. Tap Back Back.

Mark a task as complete 

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Tasks app  Tasks.

  2. To the left of a task, tap Complete Mark complete.

Delete a task 

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Tasks app  Tasks.
  2. Tap the task you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete trash can.

To delete one task in a repeating series:

  1. On your Android phone, go to the Calendar app.
  2. Tap the instance of the task you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete trash can and then This task

Copy your reminders into tasks

  1. On your phone, open the Google Tasks app Tasks.
  2. Tap more More and then Copy reminders to Tasks.
  3. Choose your options and tap Copy Reminders

Tip: You can't copy reminders with locations, attached emails, or reminders from Keep.

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