1. Stang68's Avatar
    Hi all...I’ve left Android after 10 years to jump to iOS.

    I know notifications are much less granular than on Android, I'll come to terms with that eventually... but my one main hangup is how the calendar works.

    On Android I used an app that allowed me to snooze calendar notifications for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, a day, etc...whatever you want. I have not been able to find something that works the same way for iOS. Anyone have any luck with a Calendar app with powerful snooze settings?

    I’ve found the app called Due does exactly but does not integrate with Calendar at all.
    12-30-2019 08:51 AM
  2. JandN2639's Avatar
    This is a pain point for me too. It's easy to schedule notifications at certain times on Android. I am constantly interrupted by my iPhone.
    12-30-2019 10:14 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The iOS Calendar only offers a 9 minute snooze, just as the alarm in the clock app. Set Calendar to show in lockscreen. Then when the notification appears, swipe it left and tap on "view". Then tap on snooze. You can repeat this for another 9 minutes.
    You can also use the "Repeat" option and customize repeat alerts.
    12-30-2019 11:29 AM
  4. JandN2639's Avatar
    On our Android, we schedule notifications at four specific times.

    Why doesn't Apple offer something similar?!
    12-30-2019 11:31 AM
  5. Stang68's Avatar
    The closest thing I have found is Timepage on the App Store. It allows you to do four different snoozes five 10 15 minutes in one hour. I’m hoping for something a little more customizable.
    12-30-2019 12:30 PM
  6. JandN2639's Avatar
    That requires a lot of interruptions over a workday. Not helpful.
    12-30-2019 12:33 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    On our Android, we schedule notifications at four specific times.

    Why doesn't Apple offer something similar?!
    The "Repeat" option allows for a variety of notification options. Every day, every 2 days, selected multiple days of a month, etc. But they all will occur the time of the original selected time. I don't see a way to change the time for each future alert. What kind of event would require you to have several repeat alerts at different times?
    12-30-2019 12:41 PM
  8. JandN2639's Avatar
    Not repeat alerts.

    On Android, we use the Daywise(R) app to receive notifications only at times we set. Apple does not have anything like this.
    12-30-2019 12:43 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    12-30-2019 12:48 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not repeat alerts.

    On Android, we use the Daywise(R) app to receive notifications only at times we set. Apple does not have anything like this.
    Please use the quote option so we know who you're addressing.
    Annie_M likes this.
    12-30-2019 12:49 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    Not repeat alerts.

    On Android, we use the Daywise(R) app to receive notifications only at times we set. Apple does not have anything like this.
    Have you tried “Do Not Disturb”?
    12-30-2019 12:50 PM
  12. JandN2639's Avatar
    Had not, but at least for me, it doesn't solve the problem. I am looking for an overall notification manager, one that only interrupts the user on a schedule they set.
    12-30-2019 12:50 PM
  13. JandN2639's Avatar
    The last is in response to the post about an app.
    12-30-2019 12:51 PM
  14. JandN2639's Avatar
    Have you tried “Do Not Disturb”?
    Do Not Disturb prevents anything getting through, including emergency calls. I would prefer a more selective option. The Daywise(R) app does exactly what I want, but is not available in the Apple Store.
    12-30-2019 12:54 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    2 more to check out are BusyCal and Fantastical. I think you can set up reminders in the Reminders app, and they'll sync to the calendar.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/busyca...s/id1035689743


    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fantas...ne/id718043190
    12-30-2019 01:02 PM
  16. JandN2639's Avatar
    2 more to check out are BusyCal and Fantastical. I think you can set up reminders in the Reminders app, and they'll sync to the calendar.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/busyca...s/id1035689743


    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fantas...ne/id718043190
    Do either of the apps you mentioned allow a user to schedule notifications at the same time(s) of day for all events, and do all of them work with iOS 13.x?
    12-30-2019 01:18 PM
  17. scruffypig's Avatar
    Do Not Disturb prevents anything getting through, including emergency calls. I would prefer a more selective option. The Daywise(R) app does exactly what I want, but is not available in the Apple Store.
    You can customize to let calls through.
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    12-30-2019 01:23 PM
  18. JandN2639's Avatar
    You can customize to let calls through.
    Thanks.

    How does one allow calls from the local area that notify of natural disasters, local violence, etc. that depend on one's location?
    12-30-2019 01:31 PM
  19. Stang68's Avatar
    Thanks.

    How does one allow calls from the local area that notify of natural disasters, local violence, etc. that depend on one's location?
    What you’re talking about is different from my original question. I’m just looking for an app that allows me to snooze calendar events.
    12-30-2019 02:28 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    What you’re talking about is different from my original question. I’m just looking for an app that allows me to snooze calendar events.
    I never need anything like this, but I believe that you can do something ike this with Siri: "Hey Siri, remind me of this in xx minutes". I'm not sure that it will work with a Calendar entry, but it may.
    12-30-2019 03:15 PM
  21. Annie_M's Avatar
    This would be a good suggestion to submit to Apple via feedback. https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html#mn_p
    JandN2639 likes this.
    12-30-2019 03:50 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks.

    How does one allow calls from the local area that notify of natural disasters, local violence, etc. that depend on one's location?
    Who's going to call you about a natural disaster and violence?
    12-30-2019 06:21 PM
  23. JandN2639's Avatar
    Local emergency alerts.
    12-30-2019 06:22 PM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    Local emergency alerts.
    Unless you’re alone in a desert without anyone around you for miles and hours, you’ll know about Emergency alerts even if you don’t have a phone at all.
    Don’t overthink it.
    JandN2639 likes this.
    12-30-2019 10:42 PM
  25. gnirkatto's Avatar
    Calengoo allows for 1, 5, 10, 15 minutes snooze, or a custom interval. It also shows iOS reminders (or Google, or proprietary ones), if you tell it to do so.
    I agree it's a shame that the iOS stock calendar does not allow for more comfort and flexibility, after all these years.
    12-31-2019 05:40 AM
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