1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app


    There are a lot of members who prefer to use the native Reminders app over its third-party counterparts, and some of those members find its location-based feature to be quite useful. Yet, there are members who are interested in setting location-based reminder with the native Reminder app, but do not know how. Well, if you follow the instructions below, you'll learn just how.

    1. Initiate the native Reminders app.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-photo-sep-22-7-10-41-pm.png

    2. Select the Reminders tab, if it is not already selected

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-reminderstab.png

    3. Tap on a blank space anywhere in the reminders tab. Afterwards, you will see an empty circle and a blinking cursor.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-blankspace.png [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-blinkingcursor.png

    4. Type in the name of your location-based reminder. Notice that as soon as you type the first letter, a circle with an "i" inside will appear to the right of the line you're typing on.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-circlewi.png

    5. After you've typed the name of the location-based reminder, tap on the circle with the "i" inside to bring up the "Details" screen.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-details.png

    6. Scroll down and locate "Remind me at a location". To the right of it, you will see a lever. Slide it to the right to activate the location-based reminder.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-remind.png [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-remindon.png

    7. Underneath "Remind me at a location", you should see "Location". Tap on it.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-location.png

    8. You may be prompted to give the Reminders app permission to use your current location. Go ahead and give it permission.

    9. You will be taken to the "Location" screen. Go ahead and type in the address or the contact name of the location you wish to be reminded.


    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-locationscreen.png [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-verizon.png

    10. When the distance radius appear, either leave the radius in tact or drag it outward according to the distance from the Walmart you wish to be alerted. Note: you can either choose to be alerted when you arrive within the set radius or when you leave the radius. Afterwards, tap on "Details" in the upper left corner of the screen to see the reminder you just set.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-radius.png [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-details.png

    11. Tap on "Done" in the upper right corner.

    [GUIDE] How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app-done.png

    Of course, you could simply tell Siri to do it for you, but for those of you who don't have Siri or don't care to use Siri, the above instructions should work well for you. Take care...
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 09-23-2013 at 10:06 AM.
    Jaguarr40 and pr1nce like this.
    09-22-2013 08:33 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Very good and detailed tutorial. Great job Sir.
    Last edited by Jaguarr40; 09-23-2013 at 04:58 PM.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-23-2013 02:54 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    But how accurate is it in iOS 7 I used it on iOS6 a couple of times but I would get close to said local like say a couple of blocks from work to my parents but the reminder would go off on something that I needed to be reminded for at work so I stopped using it


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-23-2013 03:24 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    But how accurate is it in iOS 7 I used it on iOS6 a couple of times but I would get close to said local like say a couple of blocks from work to my parents but the reminder would go off on something that I needed to be reminded for at work so I stopped using it


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    Well there is only one way to find out how accurate is is in OS 7 now isn't there?
    09-23-2013 05:00 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Well there is only one way to find out how accurate is is in OS 7 now isn't there?
    True I have just the test setting it up now


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-23-2013 05:01 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Ok here's my test results I found they did add a field narrowing option in the map section of the Location option in reminders so I set it up for 325 feet radius last night to remind me when I arrived at my parents house this morning but it never went off as it should have. So I'm not sure how reliable this will be so I'm going back to using the time and date option


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-24-2013 08:55 AM
  7. fbara's Avatar
    Do you have Reminders set on in Background App Refresh?
    09-24-2013 03:23 PM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    Do you have Reminders set on in Background App Refresh?
    I just checked and yes it's on. I'm gonna give it another try as my parents live in a new development area and the GPS might be a little off.


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-24-2013 03:38 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    Ok I tried the When I Leave setting and it worked perfect gonna give the Arrive another try now


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-24-2013 04:30 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Ok it works but is a little off I set it for 200 ft from home it went off about a mile away probably using the cell tower????????


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-24-2013 04:48 PM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    Ok here's my test results I found they did add a field narrowing option in the map section of the Location option in reminders so I set it up for 325 feet radius last night to remind me when I arrived at my parents house this morning but it never went off as it should have. So I'm not sure how reliable this will be so I'm going back to using the time and date option


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    Give it time; it'll work eventually! Google Now's location based reminder wasn't very reliable at first either but it's very good now.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    09-24-2013 06:10 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    True I have just the test setting it up now


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    Ok here's my test results I found they did add a field narrowing option in the map section of the Location option in reminders so I set it up for 325 feet radius last night to remind me when I arrived at my parents house this morning but it never went off as it should have. So I'm not sure how reliable this will be so I'm going back to using the time and date option


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    Trail and error until you find what you can get to work for you an hone in on it.
    09-24-2013 10:07 PM
  13. Jonathan Jackson4's Avatar
    How to set a location-based reminder with the iOS 7 reminders app


    There are a lot of members who prefer to use the native Reminders app over its third-party counterparts, and some of those members find its location-based feature to be quite useful. Yet, there are members who are interested in setting location-based reminder with the native Reminder app, but do not know how. Well, if you follow the instructions below, you'll learn just how.

    1. Initiate the native Reminders app.

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    2. Select the Reminders tab, if it is not already selected

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    3. Tap on a blank space anywhere in the reminders tab. Afterwards, you will see an empty circle and a blinking cursor.

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    4. Type in the name of your location-based reminder. Notice that as soon as you type the first letter, a circle with an "i" inside will appear to the right of the line you're typing on.

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    5. After you've typed the name of the location-based reminder, tap on the circle with the "i" inside to bring up the "Details" screen.

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    6. Scroll down and locate "Remind me at a location". To the right of it, you will see a lever. Slide it to the right to activate the location-based reminder.

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    7. Underneath "Remind me at a location", you should see "Location". Tap on it.

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    8. You may be prompted to give the Reminders app permission to use your current location. Go ahead and give it permission.

    9. You will be taken to the "Location" screen. Go ahead and type in the address or the contact name of the location you wish to be reminded.


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    10. When the distance radius appear, either leave the radius in tact or drag it outward according to the distance from the Walmart you wish to be alerted. Note: you can either choose to be alerted when you arrive within the set radius or when you leave the radius. Afterwards, tap on "Details" in the upper left corner of the screen to see the reminder you just set.

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    11. Tap on "Done" in the upper right corner.

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    Of course, you could simply tell Siri to do it for you, but for those of you who don't have Siri or don't care to use Siri, the above instructions should work well for you. Take care...
    I have read the instructions to set my reminder location. However, I do have Siri. So, how does this work? How do I use Siri?
    04-01-2014 01:33 PM

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