PSA: If you want to use the updated iPadOS Reminders app, iCloud has to be enabled for Reminders. Otherwise you’re still on the old version from iOS 12.
**TL;DR PSA: If you’re on iPadOS, and you want to use the new functionality in the Reminders app (like list-grouping, sub-tasks, etc), you need to have iCloud enabled for Reminders. Otherwise you’re still using the old Reminders app from iOS 12.**
Found this out today. I was trying to create sub-tasks for one of my reminders, as that’s a new feature in iPadOS. For some reason I couldn’t get it to work. So I looked up some guides on how to do it. I tried everything the guides said, and nothing was working. The feature just didn’t seem to be there.
I tried some other iPadOS reminders features, and those weren’t working too. It was like I was stuck on the iOS 12 version for some reason. In actual fact, I really was.
By sheer luck I stumbled upon someone talking about the same issue, and they said for some reason iCloud has to be enabled for Reminders, in order to enable the new features. I’d turned off iCloud for most apps since I wanted stuff to save on my device/be accessible offline.
I tried turning iCloud on for Reminders, and opening the app back up. An “Upgrade” option appeared in the app, and after clicking that it updated me to the iPadOS Reminders, with sub-tasks, and all the other features.
I figured I’m probably not the only one, and a bunch of you are probably running the old Reminders app without realising. So thought I’d share in case this helps anyone else out 🙂