We’ve written before about how to set up location-based reminders in the iPhone, however until fairly recently it required you to have the address of the location at which you wanted to be reminded in your contacts. No more. Now you can tell Siri to remind you of something when you arrive anywhere, any time! Here’s how.
(Here is where we have written about location based reminders before.)
This is an incredibly useful feature that you can use to remind yourself of anything from picking up bread, to reminding you to make an important call when you arrive somewhere, or …well, the possibilities are endless!
First, you have to make sure that location services are enabled for your Reminder app (which comes native on the iPhone).
To do this, go to your settings:
Then go to Privacy:
Select Location Services:
|We know you're sick of ads on websites. But we still need to pay to keep the lights on for you. So instead of huge ads and video ads, we use smaller, plainer ads. Still, if you'd like to support the Internet Patrol but not the ads, please consider supporting us here:|
Now, if your Location Services is set to ‘off’, you will need to turn it on. Which you should do only after educating yourself well. ZDNet has a great article on iPhone location services security which you should check out.
Now, once in Location Services, scroll down until you see Reminders:
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles for free!
|Or Read Internet Patrol Articles Right in Your Inbox!
as Soon as They are Published! Only $1 a Month!
Imagine being able to read full articles right in your email, or on your phone, without ever having to click through to the website unless you want to! Just $1 a month and you can cancel at any time!
If, next to it, it says ‘While Using’, you’re golden. If it says ‘Never’, then switch it to ‘While Using’.
Now, tell Siri something like:
“Remind me to order a chai tea latte when I arrive at Starbucks in New York City” (Siri will then offer a list of those Starbucks, and ask you which one you want.)
Pretty cool, eh?
Let us know what interesting and cool ways you’ve used this feature!
No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free? Thank you!
|Get notified of new Internet Patrol articles!