Frequently Asked Questions


How do I add a recurring task?

  1. Create a new task or edit an existing one.
  2. Add a date and time (next occurrence e.g. 5pm).
  3. Enable the reminder.
  4. Set a repeat e.g. daily.
  5. Save.

NOTE: recurring tasks will be reset at midnight

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How do I change the list colour?

Tap the parent list header. This will display the task list dialog.

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I'm seeing date format error when restoring, what should I do?

  1. Open Android settings.
  2. System.
  3. Date & Time.
  4. Change the value of "Use 24-hour format". If it is enabled, disable it and vice versa.
  5. Try to restore your backup again.
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How do I change list in the widget?

The widget can display any list viewable in Tasks. To change it tap the list icon

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The widget is too small

The widget can be resized to meet your needs:

  1. Tap and hold the widget.
  2. Release the widget. You will see the white drag handles.
  3. Use the drag handles to resize.

Note when the widget is full width, date and times will be fully displayed.

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How do I backup/restore my data?

Tasks has a built in backup/restore function available in Tasks settings. This is useful when moving to a new phone. When you tap backup Tasks creates a tasks_backup.json file in your /Download directory.

  1. Tap backup.
  2. Email the backup file to yourself.
  3. Open the email on your new device and download the tasks_backup.json file.
  4. Open Tasks and tap restore.
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How do I undo a delete?

When you delete a task or list a temporary popup will be displayed at the bottom of your screen. This has an undo action.

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I'm not getting notifications?

Some device manufacturers have very aggressive power saving features. This can in some cases interfere with the native Android notification system.
Huawei devices: check your device's power saving options
Asus devices: config - battery - boot manager - downloaded apps - activate the "Tasks" app.

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How do I delete a list / sub list?

Open the menu and select "Delete List". Note that if there is only one sub list the main parent list will also be deleted automatically.

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How do I disable swipe to delete?

If you find swipe to delete is not necessary for your needs it can be disabled in the apps settings.

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