All iPads iPad and location based reminders

Discussion in 'iPad' started by foranor, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. foranor macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009

    Is there anyone reading these forums that is actually able to -set up- a new location based reminder on their iPad.

    I have an iPad 3 64gb LTE and am unable to set up a new reminder with geofencing. Not through Siri, not manually, and I am certain it was supposed to work on iOS6, so now I'm looking for someone that actually can do it.

  2. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    That's a feature only available on the iPhone, i also have a ipad 4g/lte and geotagged reminders never worked for me!
  3. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    This is ******** because in the iOS6 keynote in the upper left hand corner at 1:47:17 you can see Scott Forstall presenting a slide that says location-based reminders is coming to iPads.
  4. AzN1337c0d3r, Nov 18, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012

    AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    Apparently it is working now on my iPad 4 on iOS 6.0.1. Does anyone have an iPad 3 to confirm?

    Also interested if Mini with cellular can do this.
  5. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    Works for me on my iPad mini LTE
  6. Motagaly macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    On iPad3 with cellular is doesn't work :confused:, called Apple service and they confirmed that it does not work with this iPad, and there was no data on its compatibility with future iOS releases :eek:, "we are sorry for the Keynote mistake, but this iPad is not supported !!" :mad:
  7. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    That's idiotic of Apple.

    I see it with reminders on the iPhone and Mac.

    Doesn't show up on iPad. Dumb.
  8. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    Apparently only iPad 4 + Cellular and iPad Mini + Cellular have location-based reminders working.

    I see no technical reason why it can't be backported to iPad 1/2/3, must be Apple and its' forced obsolescence again. :rolleyes:

    At least Android users get fixes like this. Been debating whether to get the Nexus 10, seems like I have till January to decide due to Apple's holiday return policy :D
  9. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Using Siri on iPad Mini:

    Sorry. I can't create location-based reminders on this device.
  10. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    I assume this is a WiFi-only mini? Obviously none of the WiFi only devices would work because location-based reminders require the use of cellular tower and/or GPS to tell if you've entered/left your geofenced location.
  11. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Yeah, but it's still silly.

    If I can enter location on my Mac, why can't I with my iPad.

    The iPad can use wifi location. Reminders do sync to iCloud and thus to my iPhone.

    Apple is dumb to remove it from the iPad wifi only.
  12. foranor thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    Apple is even dumber not to support it on the still 'new iPad'.

    I always liked about Apple that they even support my 3GS with the newest iOS-versions, but if this is the way Apple goes on about Featurereduction/-restriction to get people to upgrade... Sorry, then they need to make some offers for upgrading for people that got their 3 half a year ago.

    Disappointed, to be honest. And I just ordered an iPhone 5. Will now consider cancelling that, if this is the policy.
  13. Saarrinna macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2012
    Works for me

    For what it's worth...
    I can create location-based reminders both thru Siri and manually -- on both my iPad 2 and iPad Mini. Both are equipped with cellular service and I've had no trouble at all.
  14. bpmacme macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    iPad mini and iPad 3rd gen

    Hi, just a though here. I was quite disappointed when i saw my ipad 3rd gen didn't have location based reminders and was reminded about it when I saw my wife's iPad mini did have them. They are both LTE versions (replacing our cell phones :) ).

    One thing I did notice where there is a difference. The iPad mini (and I assume the iPad 4th gen) is using iOS 6.0.2, which is the latest iTunes will grab for it, but my 3rd gen iPad is using iOS 6.0.1, which is the latest iTunes will grab for that device. Now, I know they will continue to upgrade iOS for the 3rd gen iPad as most everything in iOS still works for the 2nd gen and the now not new 3rd gen is not so "not new" anyway with this ridiculous refresh cycle - congrats to you who could wait.

    Does anyone have access to iOS 6.0.2 or higher as a developer on a 3rd gen iPad? Or is my iPad just update deficient?
  15. bpmacme macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Just as a follow up here

    Turns out the iOS update changed nothing. My wife can use her iPad mini for location based reminders, but my iPad wont. I also talked with apple support and the higher up folks said the iPad mini was able to use these reminders because it was designed to be more mobile like the iPhone (though I don't see why the iPad is not considered mobile). As for the comment about the iPad 2, apparently location-based reminders will work on a full-size iPad if created on one of the smaller devices. I would like to hear more if this is not found to be the case.

    On another note, the more people that submit feedback to under iPad and a feature request, the more likely they are to flip the switch for the iPad on this. Here's to hoping for my iPad.
  16. Alexanderre macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    Kiev, Ukraine
    So it’s 2018 and I still can’t set location based reminders on a WiFi only iPad
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    This feature has never worked dependably for me, would not trust it for sure.

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