In address book, under birthdays, do they show an alert when it is nearing the date?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stanny, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. stanny macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Do they? I keep forgetting my friend's birthdays and thought this would be a good way to keep as a reminder.
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    if you're using the built in birthday calendar that pulls from the address book, then no. you can either set up birthdays manually or you can use a script or plug-in to add an alert.
  3. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    They don't but you can probably find an app that alerts you.
  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2008
    I do this 2 different ways with different calendars.
    1: I use the calendar widget that comes on a Mac with the widget iCal Events sized and placed right below it.

    2: Export the Birthday calendar from iCal to the desktop then import back in to a calendar or make a new calendar to import it into. Now you can add an Alarm to the birthdays. You will have to add New Birthdays to the New Birthday calendar as they won't be updated from the address book.

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