Location based reminders disappear?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by gottafly, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. gottafly macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    Unless I'm missing something, have Location based reminders disappeared?

    I never used them on my iPhone 4S because of terrible effect on battery, but since I'm having such great battery life with the iPhone 5 I thought I would try location based reminders again, but I can't find it!
  2. PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    It's there on my 4S, running iOS 6. Click + to create a new reminder, name it, then click the > on the right-hand side to specify options, including location. Or, use Siri to create the reminder. ("Remind me to call Bill when I get home")...
  3. gottafly thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    I was referring to the toggle in settings that allowed the user to turn it off. Nothing there, I guess it's permanently on?
  4. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    There should be a toggle for "Reminders" under Privacy->Location Services in Settings. Maybe you have to use it once first before it shows up in Settings.
  5. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Hrmm... I was wondering about this the other day too. I was able to create a reminder in iOS 6 but it never went off when it was supposed to.
  6. gottafly thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    I think you hit the nail on the head. The toggle definitely was not there, so yesterday I just decided to use Siri to create a location based reminder. She told me that it needs to be set up in settings first and provided a link to settings....and the toggle appeared.

    Thanks Ding Dong!
  7. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    I tried a "when I get home" reminder and it worked perfectly, but when I tried a "when I leave here" reminder it didn't pop up. I think I probably just didn't walk far enough though, only went to the car park around the corner from my office and I deleted it before I got in my car.

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