Birthday Reminders in iCal Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JonnyBravo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    For those that have Lion...can you check if iCal has the ability to provide Alarms or Reminders for Birthdays/Anniversaries that originate from the Address book?

    Yes, workaround exists, but I wish a simple little feature like this would be native to the Mac OS.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    No one? Could someone please confirm? This is so ridiculous that such an obvious feature hasn't been in iCal for how many years?
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    The birthday calendar pulls data from the birthday field in Address book and sets an alarm for 12am that same day.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    So now we can have at least have an alert at 12? No chance of changing that to my own preferred time?
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    The default alarm is 12am the day of the person's birthday in the address book. It can be modified to whatever time you want for the alarm on that day. Just double click and change.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    you are referring to Lion, are you? You are aware that this is not possible in Snow Leopard? Just to make sure.

    But it is good to know that they finally seem to have changed the behaviour of birthday calenders in iCal. It really annoyed me not having the possibility of setting a reminder for my birthdays.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the OP asked about Lion and I was referring to how it acts in lion. I actually never used the birthday field in Address book until the OP asked people to test it. Works fine.
     
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    Great, thanks again. Finally apple fixed this glitch.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    How do you set the alarm?

    Hi,

    I´ve read your comments and I have Lion but my birthday calendar doesn´t have the auto-alarm you talk about. I have to set the alarm one by one. DO i have to make any change?
    thanks
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Neither did mine. Just deselect the checkbox to display the Birthday calendar in the iCal prefs, then re-select it. This will enable the auto alarms. The alarms default to whatever you have selected for the Day starts at: time in the same pref tab.
    I deselected my Birthday calendar option, changed my start of day to 10:00 AM, re-enabled the Birthday calendar, and then changed my start of day back to 8:00 AM. Now all my birthdays have a 10 AM alert! Finally!
     

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