1. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Hello -

    The other day I created a reminder with the text "Call Dr. (Name) to make appointment." It automatically recognize that Dr. (Name) was in my contacts list, and so the Reminders app created a little telephone icon in the reminder, so that I could tap to call my doctor right from within the Reminders app.

    Yesterday I created an reminder with the text "Call (Name) to make haircut appointment." My hair stylist is also in my contacts list, but this time it did not create the action telephone icon, and I cannot seem to figure out why.

    This is not a huge deal, but it would be nice to understand how it works.

    Anybody know how to trigger a reminder to add the action icon?

    Thanks in advance.
    10-20-2015 04:41 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I can't replicate what you did to get the phone icon to appear. Sorry.
    10-20-2015 06:04 PM
  3. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Question re: how to trigger the use of the built-in Reminders app "action" icons-photo-oct-20-3-10-08-pm.png

    This is the phone icon that I referred to.
    10-20-2015 06:13 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
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    This is the phone icon that I referred to.
    I understand, but I still cannot replicate it on my device running the latest iOS 9.1 Dev Beta.
    10-20-2015 06:25 PM
  5. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Thanks. I just posted the pic to help others understand what I meant.
    10-20-2015 06:32 PM
  6. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    I finally figured out the answer to my own question.

    If you type the reminder in manually, you do not get the action icon to call the person.

    However, if you have Siri create the reminder for you, then you get the action icon.

    So, if you tell Siri to "Remind me tomorrow at 9am to call (name)" and the name is in your Contacts app, you'll get the telephone icon.
    10-22-2015 05:31 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I finally figured out the answer to my own question.

    If you type the reminder in manually, you do not get the action icon to call the person.

    However, if you have Siri create the reminder for you, then you get the action icon.

    So, if you tell Siri to "Remind me tomorrow at 9am to call (name)" and the name is in your Contacts app, you'll get the telephone icon.
    At the time I replied, I did use Siri in the manner you mentioned. Anyway, I'll experiment with it later now that I'm running the official iOS 9.1 version.
    10-22-2015 05:36 PM

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