Complete or uncomplete a task

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Completing tasks is easily the most satisfying part of using Todoist. And if you complete a task you didn't mean to, or need to bring a completed task back, you've got the ability to uncomplete tasks, too.

Completing a task

Completing a task on your to-do list in Todoist can be done in one simple step:

Click on the circle to the left of the task you want to complete.Web_Complete.gif
Click on the circle to the left of the task you want to complete.Win10_Complete.gif
Swipe from left to right on the task you want to complete.Android_Complete.gif
Swipe from left to right on the task you want to complete.iOS_Complete.gif

Uncomplete a task

In some cases, you may accidentally complete a task. Or you might complete a task then realize there’s still work to do. In those cases, you can uncomplete the task:

  1. While viewing your project, click the clock icon at the bottom right of your task list.
  2. Find the task you’d like to uncomplete and click the circle with the check mark to the left of the task.Web_Uncomplete.gif
  1. While viewing your project, click the three dots icon at the top right of your task list and select Completed Tasks.
  2. Find the task you’d like to uncomplete and click the circle with the check mark to the left of the task.Win10_Uncomplete.gif
  1. While viewing your project, tap the three dots icon on the top right corner and select Completed Tasks.
  2. Find the task you’d like to uncomplete and swipe from left to right on the task.Android_Uncomplete.gif
  1. While viewing your project, tap the three dots icon on the top right corner and select Completed Tasks.
  2. Find the task you’d like to uncomplete and swipe from left to right on the task.iOS_Uncomplete.gif
After sub-tasks are completed, they will be crossed out and remain in place until their parent task is completed. If the parent task hasn’t been completed, you can simply uncomplete these sub-tasks as described above without going to your completed tasks.

FAQs

Q: Can I uncomplete recurring tasks?

A: The completion of recurring tasks can only be undone right after the occurrence has been completed, by clicking “undo” in the popup (web, Windows, macOS) or by tapping the undo popup (iOS, Android) which appears at the bottom of your screen.

It’s not possible to undo any previous occurrence of the task. For example, if you have a task due everyday, and you complete it today, you can only undo today's task. You can't undo any previous occurrence of the task.

Note that you won't be able to undo the recurring task once the pop up message disappears. Instead, you can create a new task or just reschedule your existing task by adding a new recurring due date that starts at your previous instance.

Q: How come some tasks disappear and others stay in place when I complete them?

A: By default, when you complete a parent task with sub-tasks underneath, it will be moved to your completed tasks right away. This is to keep your task lists decluttered.

Sub-tasks will stay in place when they are completed. This helps you see which steps have been completed towards achieving your goal, the parent task.

Q: How do I hide my sub-tasks right away when I complete them?

A: If you don’t want your sub-tasks to be visible after you complete them, you can archive them right away:

Hold down the Shift key when checking off your sub-task.
You can also hover your cursor over your sub-task, then click on the three dot icon and select Archive task from the drop-down menu.
Hold down the Shift key when checking off your sub-task.
You can also hover your cursor over your sub-task, then click on the three dot icon and select Archive from the drop-down menu.

First complete the task by swiping from left to right, then swipe from right to left.

Q: Can I restore a sub-task to its previous hierarchical position?

A: Since the task structure is currently not stored when a task is completed, it’s not possible for tasks to retain their previous hierarchical position. We hope to make this possible in future releases.