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Apple Reminders - Moving Local Reminders to Microsoft 365 Tasks

This document will provide step-by-step instructions on how to move local reminders from Apple Reminders for Mac OS 10.9 to Office 365.

To verify that Reminders are enabled, go to the Apple Menu and navigate to System Preferences. Once in System Preferences, click on Internet Accounts. In the left-hand pane, select the account you wish to configure. To enable/disable, check/uncheck the check box next to Reminders.

  1. Open the Reminders application.

    Reminder icon

  2. Click on the Reminders menu, then select Accounts....

    select Accounts from within Reminders menu

  3. Select the Exchange option.

    select Exchange option

  4. Enter your account credentials for the Office 365 environment, then select Continue.

    enter account information

  5. Amongst the list of apps to sync, select Reminders, then click Done.

    Reminders selection from within Apps screen

  6. You will now see that an Exchange/Reminders account has been created. Click the red button to exit this screen (see arrow).

    account and reminder screen

  7. In the Reminder list you will now see the Exchange account that was just added.
    • Note: The process to move reminders will require copying and pasting selected tasks from the On My Mac group to the Exchange group.

    exchange account within Reminders application

  8. On the left hand side, under On My Mac, select the list meant for exporting.  The selected list will be highlighted in maroon.
    • Note: This step will need to be repeated for each additional list of reminders that need to be transferred.

    select the desired reminders/tasks to export

  9. To transfer the entire list of tasks, select a task from the list, go to the Edit menu, then choose Select All.

    select all option within Edit menu

  10. Return to the Edit menu, then select Copy.

    Copy option within Edit menu

  11. Under the Exchange group, select Tasks (see arrow). The selected task list will be highlight in maroon. Return to the Edit menu, then select Paste.

    Paste option within Edit menu

  12. Your tasks are now available in the Office 365 web interface.

    tasks view within Outlook on the web

Keywordsoffice 365 o365 m365 microsoft 365 export mac osx apple reminders tasks o365 m365 microsoft 365 import 10.9 import export nonmigrated non-migrated data   Doc ID39586
OwnerO365 S.GroupMicrosoft 365
Created2014-04-28 09:35:40Updated2023-02-02 08:22:53
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