Annoying problem with Siri and location reminders

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by martin2345uk, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. martin2345uk macrumors regular

    martin2345uk

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    Manchester, UK
    #1
    Hi all

    When I say to Siri something like "Remind me to do xxxxx when I get home" it comes back with this message:

    "Before I can do that, you'll need to enable Reminders on your iPhone's location services"

    So I tap the link Siri handily provides into Location Services, find Reminders and change it from 'Never' to 'when using the app.'

    I then try again asking Siri the same thing. He comes back with:

    "Before I can do that, you'll need to enable Reminders on your iPhone's location services"

    I go into settings and sure enough Reminders has changed back to 'Never'. Rinse & repeat.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there some other setting I need to be enabling to stop it changing back to 'Never'..?

    Thanks!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Oct 17, 2011
    #2
    I believe you actually need to enable the Location-Based Alerts setting under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
     
  3. martin2345uk thread starter macrumors regular

    martin2345uk

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    #3
    You sir are a genius! Thank you! Would be useful if Siri actually said this! :)
     

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