How to create location-based reminders with Siri

How to create location-based reminders with Siri

Since the Reminders app for iPhone and iPad can use your location to dish up reminders based on where you are, Siri can add location-based reminders for you as well. Simply tell Siri what you need to be reminded of, and where, and you're done!

How to create a location-based reminder with Siri

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Remind me to make a shopping list when I get home."
  3. Siri will then confirm what she heard. If you need to change something, just tap the text to edit it, or start over.
  4. Once things look right, tap Confirm and Siri will add the reminder.

That's all there is to it! Siri will remind you when you get to that specific location. Keep in mind that in order for Siri to know locations, you need to have them in your Contacts app. For example, on your own contact card, save your home address. If you want Siri to remind you of certain things at specific stores, you'll need to have contact cards for them with the address saved.

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to create location-based reminders with Siri


Location based reminders never work for me on my 4s nor my 5s. I have my home address set in contacts for myself. Nothing happens when I get home.

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You can also use the word "here" when you're at home. Like..

"remind me when I get here to turn on the sprinklers"

This will set u a geofence around your GPS coordinates, without having to specify an address.

Hey, so I ise to be able to do this no problems! Now when I remeind siri to tell me to do something when I get to work or when I get home, it also says "or by 7am" why does it do that!? I can't turn it off anyway without having to go into reminder and turn it off manually! What's the sence if forcing that to be in there. If I don't get to work till 9 am why does it have to remind me at 7 am!?

Hello Allyson, helpful to know how to do it as I had heard about it, but never tried it!

I never have location enabled as a rule, so do I need to have location services turned on for this to work?

Location based reminders are even more useful with the addition of iBeacons. I now have one worklist that opens when I pull into the parking lot at work, but it has tasks for all over the building. By setting up an iBeacon at my desk, I can create a list just for that location within the building. Pocket Informant will soon be releasing the sensor needed.

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