Daily Tip: How to create a location based Reminder in iOS 5
Installed iOS 5 and the brand new Reminders app that comes built-in, and wondering how to create one of those fancy new location-based Reminders. Luckily, once you're inside the Reminders app it's dead simple to add a task. From there it's super simple to add a location based reminder.
Note: Location based Reminders only work with Lists that are
- First tap into the Reminders app and click the + sign in the upper right hand corner to add a new reminder (or you can simply use an existing reminder and add a location to it).
- By default the Reminders app just functions as a checklist of sorts with no default reminder time. To change this, tap into the reminder you just created or an already existing reminder.
- Under the reminder name tap into Remind Me.
- From there you have two reminder options - On a Day or At a Location. In this instance, you'll want to toggle At a Location to On.
- You can choose to have that reminder set for your current location or you can tap in and use any address you'd like.
- Once that's done you can choose whether you want the reminder to notify you when you leave or when you arrive at the location you specified in the previous step.
- Tap Done in the upper right hand corner and you're good to go!
When you arrive or leave the location you specified, you should receive a push notification.
Now, in my experience location based reminders seem to cause a bit of battery drain considering location services has to check consistently for your position. Keep that in mind and use time based Reminders when you can instead.
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