iPhone Birthday Notifications iOS 9.1

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  1. cnick6 macrumors regular

    cnick6

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    Has anyone seen a birthday notification in iOS 9.x ??? I swear iOS 8.x used to work fine but under iOS 9.x I've now missed a few birthdays from my contacts.

    Did iOS 9.x change something with regards to birthday notifications?

    PS. So I just created a new contact with a birth date of today in 1980. My calendar shows the event in its app but the drop-down "Today" screen shows "No Events" for today.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    All day or birthday events never showed up in the Today view of notification center unfortunately. The best you got was a regular calendar alert for those. You can get another calendar app that has a widget that supports all day (and thus birthday) events to be displayed in the Today section of notification center.
     
  3. cnick6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's really lame. What's the point of having a birthday field if the iOS calendar isn't going to alert us!? BTW, I've had iPhone since iPhone 4 days and I'm positive this was working in previous iOS. I swore iOS 8.x worked but it may have been 7.x that I remembered. (It seems like most of my friends have birthday's in October!)
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It can alert you as a regular calendar alert/notification, as has pretty much always been the case. I was jus saying that it won't show up in the Today section of the Notification Center.
     
  5. cnick6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by "it can..." -- that's my point -- is that it did not do this yesterday. I created a test contact with today's birthday and there's no way to "alert" me from what I can find... i.e. alert as in either a notification (banner/alert box) or even a ringer.

    Tell me how to get the calendar to alert me when it's someone's birthday.
     
  6. cnick6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    *SOLVED*

    Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Default Alert Times ->


    Birthdays

    Events

    All-Day Events


    These settings were all DISABLED by default! Naughty iPhone. Going to file a bug on this with Apple.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That is what by I meant that you can have notifications about them--basically as regular calendar alerts--but not something that would show up in the Today section (in a widget basically).
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I put my contacts birthday info in their contact info screen. I have the Birthday calendar set on so I can see the birthdays in the calendar along with other appointments and I see it's their birthday at the top of the Today notification screen just under today's date. It even tells me how old they are because I included their birth year in the contact info.

    I have a default reminder setup for birthdays that will remind me at 9AM on the day of so I can send them a message.
     
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  10. Badrottie Suspended

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    It was enabled but will show up at 9am instead of all day that I wanted.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well what's enabled is the alert which is notification that appears at an appropriate time. Are you looking for it to be displayed in a widget in notification center or something else?
     
  12. Badrottie Suspended

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    I get birthday alert on the screen but don't see on the calendar we'd get/today on the NC but the setting there already enabled by default.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, as mentioned earlier in the thread, all day events like birthdays don't appear in the today section of the Notification Center. You'd need to get another calendar app with a widget that supports all day events to see them there.
     
  14. Badrottie Suspended

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    What a total waste!! Thank you.
     
  15. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about this?

    image.jpeg

    It was also listed yesterday for Tomorrow.

    image.jpeg
     

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