Location based reminders disappear?

gottafly

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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!
 

PrometheusGeek

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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!
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")...
 

gottafly

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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")...
I was referring to the toggle in settings that allowed the user to turn it off. Nothing there, I guess it's permanently on?
 

Ding.Dong

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I was referring to the toggle in settings that allowed the user to turn it off. Nothing there, I guess it's permanently on?
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.
 

kappaknight

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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.
 

gottafly

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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.
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!
 

matttye

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Mar 25, 2009
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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.
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.