Difference between calendar and reminders

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Drich290195, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2011
    Trying to figure out walkathon use reminders is surely calendar can do everything reminders can , am I missing something
  2. ncaissie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2011
    On my iphone 5 reminders can remind me at a location which is very cool.
    And it keeps reminding you every time you go to that location until you check it off.
    There are also alarms which you can specify within the week and repeat.
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Here's a recent thread noting the differences:

    The main one being that people use Calendars for events and Reminders for things that we need to be reminded of.

    If I made a Calendar event to pay my car insurance, but couldn't do it the moment the alert went off, there would be no further reminders. In Reminders, it would alert me and then stay active until I completed it.

    I use reminders heavily for things that don't fit into Calendar at all... such as shopping lists.
  4. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    It took me a few minutes to work out what the actual difference was between the 2 as well. Logically, you would think anything you put on reminders could sync with calendar. But it's not the case. Calendar is for events, things you need to go to, or big things which will happen (meetings, bdays) things like that. Whereas Reminders is for one off incidental things, such as making a phone call, lists, picking something up....

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