How to Rename Tags and Bulk Delete in Reminders and Notes Apps on iPhone

If you use Reminders daily then you know how important tags can get when you have tons of scheduled tasks on your calendar. They make it easy for you to identify events, categorize them based on personal requirements and even use them to flag or disable your events all at once. Apple’s Reminders has always been a good, basic To-Do tool, but with the iOS 15.2 update, it gets even better by allowing users to delete bulk rename or delete tags. Let’s get started!

How to rename tags in the Reminders app

Assuming that you already have added a few reminders to your list and also that you have added tags, which are associated with more than one reminder, let’s figure out how to rename them first in bulk.

Note: Make sure Reminders/Notes are set to use iCloud on all of the devices.

Launch the Reminders app on your device and pick out the tag that you wish to rename.

Long press and hold on to the tag. Tap on ‘Rename Tag’ once it shows up in the context menu.

Enter a new name of your choice and tap on ‘OK’ once you are done. 

The change should now be reflected on your screen.

All the reminders with the original tag will see the tag replaced from the old one to the new one automatically.

How to bulk delete tags in the Reminders app

Here’s how you can bulk delete tags in the Reminder app. 

Launch the app and tap on ‘All Tags’.

Tap to select the Tags you wish to delete. Once selected, tap on the ‘3-dot’ menu icon in the top right corner of your screen. 

You will now see a drop-down menu, tap on ‘Delete N Tags’ where N is the number of tags you selected.

Tap on ‘Delete’ to confirm your choice. 

The selected tags will now be deleted from the Reminders app.

How to rename tags in Notes app

Follow the steps below to rename tags in the Notes app. 

Open the Notes app on iPhone or iPad and look for a section called ‘Tags’. If a note is open on your screen or a particular list, then you may go back using the back gesture or the arrow in the top left corner of your screen. 

Note: If you do not have any tags, at the moment, then you can go to your previously saved notes and make one and type # followed by a keyword related to your notes and put a space after it, turning it yellow. Now if you go back to the Folders page, you will see a section as given in the screenshot for tags.

Long press on one of the tags that you wish to rename and tap on ‘Rename Tag’.

Type in a new name for your tag and tap on ‘Rename’ once you are done. 

The selected tag will now be renamed and the change should be reflected in all the Notes as well. 

How to bulk delete tags in the Notes app

Unfortunately, even with iOS 15.2 update installed, you still can not bulk delete tags in the Notes app. You can however delete the desired tags one by one. Use the guide below to get you started.

How to delete a single tag in the Notes App

Deleting a single tag in the Notes app is pretty similar to the Reminders app. Follow the steps below to help you along with the process. 

Open the Notes app and pick out the tag that you wish to delete. Tap and hold on to the tag to view the context menu.

Tap on ‘Delete Tag’. 

Tap on ‘Delete’ again to confirm your choice. 

The tag should now be deleted from the Notes app and the change will be reflected in all your Notes.

We hope these tips help you organize better and stay productive. If you face any issues, feel free to drop a comment below. 


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