Q. When I change the repeat schedule for a task, what happens to my closed, completed and past tasks?

If you to change the repeat sched­ule for a task in a way that reduces the num­ber of repeat instances, only repeat instances that have a sta­tus of Not Started will be deleted.

All tasks within the old repeat sched­ule that have a sta­tus of On Hold, In Progress, Com­pleted, or Can­celed will remain vis­i­ble in the All Tasks and the My Cal­en­dar views regard­less of the new repeat schedule.

12 Comments


  1. Laura
    Mar 07, 2014

    Hi, I want to keep track of my past meetings/completed tasks, etc.
    But I just can’t find the fil­ter icon…if it’s not on the top right, where can I find it? Thanks.


    • LightArrow
      Mar 07, 2014

      Hi Laura,
      The fil­ter icon is in the Home/Agenda and the My Cal­en­dar views — it is the icon on the top right that looks like a square with 3 lines in it. If you need any assis­tance, please email us at support@lightarrow.com and we can set up a phone call to walk you through it.
      Team LightAr­row
      Austin, Texas


  2. Jack Drummond
    Aug 30, 2013

    Is there any way to retain past one-time appoint­ments that have been completed?

    Thank you.


    • LightArrow
      Aug 30, 2013

      Hi Jack,
      Thanks fore reach­ing out again! We do not delete old appoint­ments. The My Cal­en­dar fil­ter (top right) by default may not be show­ing Inac­tive Items. You can change the fil­ter to see old items from there, as well as from within the Events topic.
      Team LightArrow


  3. Doug
    Jan 10, 2013

    I am strug­gling with an issue pre­vent­ing me from using Life­topix as my only orga­ni­za­tional app. I have many repeat­ing reminders/tasks in Life­topix. When an item is com­pleted and checked off (say on a Mon­day), the due date “TIME” for the repeated Tues­day reminder changes (date remains the same). Say I have to give my dogs med­i­cine at 12 noon on Mon­day. That same task on Tues­day changes to 4pm in Life­topix. In the stock apple reminder app (and my cur­rent 3rd party todo app), once the task.reminder is deleted on Mon­day, the next days reminder imme­di­ately appears on Tuesday’s agenda (same due time). Lastly, if I “delete” a repeated task from Life­topix once com­pleted, the task is deleted from apple reminders and Life­topix for good. I have to “YES-complete” the task in Life­topix (a strike-thru appears) and wait to see the task on the next day, and then delete the task (but the time changes). It would be far eas­ier to delete a repeat­ing task in one step and have the repeat­ing item appear on the fol­low­ing day as I have been doing. Thanks for the help.…


    • LightArrow
      Jan 11, 2013

      Hi Doug,
      Thanks for reach­ing out. We’ll inves­ti­gate ways to make com­pleted repeat items bet­ter — we appre­ci­ate the exam­ple you’ve given us.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


    • LightArrow
      Jan 22, 2013

      Hi Doug,
      In our test­ing since our last con­ver­sa­tion, we could not repro­duce the issue with the due date/time for the repeated future task chang­ing when a cur­rent task is checked off. Do you mean the time on the cal­en­dar entry (that Life­Topix cre­ates) is chang­ing? Do you mind giv­ing us an exam­ple where you are see­ing this issue?
      We tested it as fol­lows — cre­ate a repeat­ing task “Give dog med­i­cine” — repeat­ing every day at 6pm for 7 days. When we check off (mark as com­pleted) the instance for today, the dates for the future ones are unchanged as 6pm. Per­haps we are miss­ing a step.
      We really want to resolve this issue for you.
      Again, we really apol­o­gize and promise to fix it asap.
      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow


      • Doug
        Jan 23, 2013

        Firstly, thank you for look­ing into this for all the folks like me expe­ri­enc­ing this issue. The time-change issue STARTS with cre­at­ing a reminder in the stock reminders pro­gram (not cre­at­ing a new task in Lifetopix).

        You see, cre­at­ing a repeat­ing “task” in Life­topix shows again and again on the agenda view (day after day). Ide­ally, repeat­ing tasks should only show on the agenda for the next day, not for the next seven days. But I liked the pro­gram so much I tried to cre­ate a REMINDER in Life­topix, but Life­topix reminders can not be repeated, so that option did not work. Needed­ing a repeat­ing task, but not want­ing to to see the same task seven times in my agenda, I went to Apple’s reminders, since repeat­ing reminders work well there. After cre­at­ing a repeat­ing reminder in Apple reminders, I watched it sync over to Life­topix with repeat­ing capa­bil­i­ties. That was until the next day. The time would change, like this exam­ple from today.

        I cre­ate a reminder (in the stock apple reminders pro­gram) for today Jan­u­ary 23, 2013 at 2:05pm. It is now 2:10p and I want to check this task off as being com­pleted. My options in Life­topix to com­plete a task are, 1) swipe delete the task…. but if I do this, it will prob­a­bly delete the task from apple reminders for­ever (some­times, not all of the time). Or, 2) tap the reminder in Life­topix, click YES/COMPLETED and then swipe delete (some­what redun­dant). As much as I would “love” to swipe delete a repeat­ing reminder/tasks as a way of “com­plet­ing” the task like other pro­grams I have tried, I have to choose option 2 and click YES to com­plete the 2pm task.

        The repeat­ing task for Jan­u­ary 24th now reads 7:05pm (not 2:05). Go one more day out to Jan­u­ary 25th, and the repeat­ing task time is now 12:05AM. A quick look at the Apple reminders shows that my orig­i­nal 2:05 reminder, now reads 12:05AM. Hope that helps.…


        • LightArrow
          Jan 24, 2013

          Hi Doug,
          This is very, very help­ful. We’ll have the testers and devel­op­ers go through these steps and come up with a pro­posed fix that would work for you.
          We are thank­ful to you for tak­ing the time to explain this to us. We’ll get back to you in a day or so.
          Team LightArrow


        • LightArrow
          Jan 24, 2013

          Doug,
          We have some good news. Thanks to your help, we have been able to repro­duce the issue with Reminder app item time chang­ing on future entries, and fixed it. We have also added swipe to com­plete open items (and swipe com­pleted items to delete) for Reminder app items in Life­Topix. All this will be in our 5.2.1 update tar­geted for next week sub­mis­sion to Apple.
          Best regards.
          Team LightArrow


          • Doug
            Jan 25, 2013

            Wow. Just wow…that you folks fixed this so quickly and because it was caus­ing “one” per­son a prob­lem. Truly look­ing for­ward to the 5.2.1 release to see this in action. Nice job all around.…really, nice job! Thanks to everyone.…Doug


            • LightArrow
              Jan 25, 2013

              Thank you, Doug! We’ll always work hard to rec­tify mis­takes and improve the app. Thank you again for your patience and help­ful­ness.
              Team LightArrow

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