Whenever I’m going for a shopping spree, I prefer to make a list of all the things I’ve to buy. Along with the chit sheet, I make sure to create a location-based reminder on the iPhone so that as soon as I reach the shopping center, I’ll be reminded of all the necessary things.
Location-based alerts can be helpful for several other things. For instance, you can set your device to remind you at a specific place so that you don’t forget to visit a landmark when traveling. Moreover, you can also create reminders that alert you getting in or out of your Car to keep the hassle away. Enough talk; let’s get going!
How to Create Location-based Reminders on iPhone
Ensure that you have allowed Reminders app to access your location. If you haven’t done it already, open Settings app → Privacy → Location Services → turn on the switch next to Location Services → Reminders → While using the App.
Step #1. Open the Reminders app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on an empty space to create a new reminder and add some description to the reminder.
Step #3. Now, tap on “i” icon to the right of the reminder.
Step #4. Turn on the switch next to Remind me on a day. Then, tap on Alarm to set the date and time.
Check out the option to choose the frequency for the reminder. Tap on Repeat then you can choose to get the alert Every Day, Every Week, Every Year, etc.
Or choose to set custom frequency, To do so, tap on Custom. Then, hit the Frequency and select from Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly.
Next up, tap on Every and choose whether the event will occur every day, every 2 days, every 3 days, etc.
Step #5. Turn on the switch next to Remind me at a location. Then, tap on Location and enter the address where you wish to get the alert.
Next, you have two options:
- When I arrive: Get the reminder when you reach the location.
- When I leave: Get the alert when leaving the location.
Select any of the option based on your need.
Note: You can tweak the circle on the map to set the alert to go off at a particular distance from the chosen location. To do so, use your two fingers to adjust the distance.
Step #6. Tap on back button (<).
Now, you can set the priority for it, add it to a list and even add an important note.
Step #7. In the end, hit Done at the top right to confirm.
That’s pretty much it! Now, as soon as you arrive at or leave the specific location, you will receive the reminder.
If you ever feel like making some adjustment, tap on the event and then hit the “i” button. Next, edit it as desired.
Video: How to Set Up Location Based Reminder on iPhone
Now that you’ve discovered how this nifty little tip works, make the most of it. I’m sure it can be enormously helpful in making this go as planned.
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