WTF! Can't add custom Calendar alert times???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DAlba, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    I cant setup Calendar event alert to be 1 hour, 30 minutes before! Is there anyway to do this? Events that I created in iCal sync up to phone with 1 hour, 30 minutes before alert but events created on phone cannot do this.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    yeah there is i did it but
    lets see
    go to alert and select the options there
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    The only choices i see are:

    5 min before
    15 min
    30 min
    1 hour
    2 hour
    1 day
    2 days
    On date of event

    How can I choose 45 minutes before or 1 hour, 30 minute before?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    Not just alerts, repeats too

    I can't find a way to set repeats when I want them. This is the most inconvenient thing I've found about the Iphone. PLEASE let me know if there's a way!

    I want an event to repeat every 28 days (4 weeks) and the closest option is monthly. THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM! Seems like the designers were all men.
  5. Ish
    macrumors 68000


    Nov 30, 2004
    Highlight the event so that it's in the information panel >> click on the up/down arrows next to 'alarm' >> click on 'message with sound' in top half of drop down menu >> click on 'minutes before' to select the time scale >> click on the number in front to set it.

    Eg. for an hour and a half, select minutes and then 90.

    EDIT: sorry, just noticed that it's in the iphone forum, not a problem setting the calendar.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Yeah, I had a problem with something like this, too. My friends and I go play trivia on the last Thursday of every month...but I couldn't select that on the iPhone. I had to wait until I had it in iCal and then do it there. Not a *huge* deal, but could be remedied.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2013
    Yeah, this seems like a pretty common and easy prob to fix... I guess technically we could make another dummy reminder event 30 mins before the 45 min mark and set it to remind us a half hour before.. But that gets confusing to read. I know this is an old thread, but maybe Apple will fix this soon

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