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Samsung Reminder app now syncs with Microsoft To Do, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft To Do can now sync with the Samsung Reminder app.
  • Reminders also sync to other Microsoft services, such as Outlook on the web.
  • Reminders sync in both directions, so you can check items off in either app and stay up to date.

Microsoft and Samsung continue to grow closer and integrate their products together. Now, you can sync items from the Samsung Reminder app with Microsoft To Do. Items sync in both directions, which means that you can check off items on your phone, PC, or other devices while everything stays up to date. In addition to syncing with Microsoft To Do, items can sync with other Microsoft services, such as Outlook on the web and Microsoft Teams.

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

At first glance, it might seem odd to set reminders through Samsung's own apps and then have them sync over to Microsoft To Do. After all, Microsoft To Do is available on Android (opens in new tab). But Samsung makes it especially easy to set reminders on its phones. For example, when you get a text message, you can tap a shortcut to remind you to respond later. Similarly, if you get a phone call but don't want to take it right away, you can tap your screen just a couple of times to set a reminder to call a person later. These integrations are quicker than opening up an app like Microsoft To Do.

Syncing Samsung reminders with Microsoft To Do allows you to easily view them on your PC and other devices.

Microsoft shares the steps to set up syncing in a techcommunity post (opens in new tab) (reformatted with separated steps):

  1. Open the Samsung Reminder app.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Select Sync with Microsoft To Do.
  4. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  5. Accept the permission request.

You also need to set Microsoft To Do as your default list. After doing so, reminders from outside of the Reminder app, such as ones you create with Bixby and calls, will sync as well.

Samsung Reminder sync with Microsoft To Do is supported on all Galaxy devices running Android 10 or higher.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Main reason I find this feature interesting is now I should be able to use my Samsung Watch voice command to set up a To Do
  • Ya, at first I was like "why would someone want to use two to-do/reminder apps?" but then I looked into it more and it's quite the useful integration. I don't have a Samsung phone so I didn't know how easy it was to create reminders.