1. lv1's Avatar
    What are the directions for entering birthdays so that I will be notified?
    10-28-2011 08:18 AM
  2. IamHahn's Avatar
    I don't think contact based birthdays offer a reminder. I'd say add an event in calendar.
    Go to calendar -> hold down on the day to create an event-> put in specifics and add a reminder.


    There may be a way to do this through contacts, sorry but I don't know how.
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    10-28-2011 08:51 AM
  3. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Go to Settings / Mail, Contacts and Calendars and tap the Default Alert Times option. There you can set the default reminder for Birthdays.
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    10-28-2011 09:34 AM
  4. shinbone's Avatar
    Go to Settings / Mail, Contacts and Calendars and tap the Default Alert Times option. There you can set the default reminder for Birthdays.
    Do you know of a way for contacts "anniversaries" to alert on iPhone? So far I haven't found a way without a 3rd party app such as "occasions" (which actually works quite well)
    10-28-2011 01:01 PM
  5. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Do you know of a way for contacts "anniversaries" to alert on iPhone? So far I haven't found a way without a 3rd party app such as "occasions" (which actually works quite well)
    Not without entering the date manually in the calendar.
    10-28-2011 01:25 PM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    Go to Settings / Mail, Contacts and Calendars and tap the Default Alert Times option. There you can set the default reminder for Birthdays.
    thanks for this..
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    this must be a new addition because I dont remember seeing this in ios4
    10-28-2011 02:45 PM
  7. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    thanks for this..
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    this must be a new addition because I dont remember seeing this in ios4
    It is new with iOS 5 and is a welcome addition. In iOS 4 there was no way to be reminded about birthdays unless you entered them into the calendar like normal appointments.
    10-28-2011 04:16 PM
  8. shinbone's Avatar
    It is new with iOS 5 and is a welcome addition. In iOS 4 there was no way to be reminded about birthdays unless you entered them into the calendar like normal appointments.
    Not sure why "anniversaries" wasn't included ...... I guess one thing at a time

    Also, it would be nice to be able to display/subscribe to "Holidays" like in google calendar. Is there a way to do this where "U.S. Holidays" are displayed on the iPhone calendar? This would be a nice upgrade and would allow me to get rid of a 3rd party app that currently fills this gap.

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    10-28-2011 04:53 PM
  9. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Not sure why "anniversaries" wasn't included ...... I guess one thing at a time

    Also, it would be nice to be able to display/subscribe to "Holidays" like in google calendar. Is there a way to do this where "U.S. Holidays" are displayed on the iPhone calendar? This would be a nice upgrade and would allow me to get rid of a 3rd party app that currently fills this gap.

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    It's not a native feature on iOS 5, I use the app USAHolidays. It inserts the holidays into your calendar and works well.
    10-28-2011 07:01 PM
  10. shinbone's Avatar
    It's not a native feature on iOS 5, I use the app USAHolidays. It inserts the holidays into your calendar and works well.
    I hear ya..... I use "occasions" app which works well. I just wish it was native to ios5 calendar that all 3 (contact birthdays, contact anniversaries and holidays) displayed on the calendar with notification/alert options. Maybe on future updates.


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    10-28-2011 08:02 PM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use smart sync it basically it sync your contacts with all your Facebook contacts automatically or manual but it also has a bday reminder built right in and adds all the bdays too your calendar app .. I know not every person u may know has a fb but it can get alot of them and limit how many your do by hand


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    10-28-2011 10:01 PM
  12. E_Brown's Avatar
    Thanks, I just downloaded art sync. Well worth the $0.99. Works really well.


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    10-28-2011 10:30 PM
  13. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    I use smart sync it basically it sync your contacts with all your Facebook contacts automatically or manual but it also has a bday reminder built right in and adds all the bdays too your calendar app .. I know not every person u may know has a fb but it can get alot of them and limit how many your do by hand


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    Good tip, just not feasible for the three or four of us out here who refuse to use Facebook.
    10-28-2011 11:07 PM
  14. Globe101's Avatar
    the proper way of adding birthday to your calendar is actually going into the person's contact card, click on add a field, click on birthday set birthday. it will automatically show up in ur calendar as a birthday not an event.
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    10-29-2011 08:26 AM
  15. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    the proper way of adding birthday to your calendar is actually going into the person's contact card, click on add a field, click on birthday set birthday. it will automatically show up in ur calendar as a birthday not an event.
    Correct, that's why he was asking about how to set a reminder for birthday events set up that way.
    10-29-2011 08:33 AM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    The app I said actually pulls the bday into into the contact on your phone same as doing manually other than that I think you would have to manually set them


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    10-29-2011 09:37 AM
  17. _heatherly's Avatar
    Not sure why "anniversaries" wasn't included ...... I guess one thing at a time

    Also, it would be nice to be able to display/subscribe to "Holidays" like in google calendar. Is there a way to do this where "U.S. Holidays" are displayed on the iPhone calendar? This would be a nice upgrade and would allow me to get rid of a 3rd party app that currently fills this gap.

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    If you have a Hotmail or Live account, then it will populate holidays into the iPhone Calendar, so I get them in my Calendar without a problem.
    10-29-2011 10:35 AM
  18. _heatherly's Avatar
    the proper way of adding birthday to your calendar is actually going into the person's contact card, click on add a field, click on birthday set birthday. it will automatically show up in ur calendar as a birthday not an event.
    This is how I do it and it works. I have the alert set to remind me the day before.
    10-29-2011 10:37 AM
  19. Peligro911's Avatar
    If u use gmail also and say add other calendars like holidays , moon phases or even share with another person .. To make them show on your phone in safari go to m.google.com/sync then select your iPhone or iPad or whatever the. Check what calendars you want it too sync .and show just because you add them on gmail don't mean they automatically show ... I know no one asked but thought I would share since it took me a while to figure this out


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    10-29-2011 10:43 AM
  20. grunt0300's Avatar
    There's a free app called Birthdays Pro, that automatically syncs birthdays that are in your contact list, with your calendar.
    10-29-2011 11:23 AM
  21. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    There's a free app called Birthdays Pro, that automatically syncs birthdays that are in your contact list, with your calendar.
    If you have birthdays in your contacts then they automatically show up in the calendar, no third party app needed.
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    10-29-2011 01:30 PM
  22. MaggieGonzalez's Avatar
    Professor Tripp "thank you"...I've been trying to get Birthday alerts for the longest.
    01-14-2015 02:19 PM
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