Location reminders limited to Contact addresses?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jl55378008, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. jl55378008 macrumors newbie

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    Oct 18, 2011
    #1
    Is there any way to set geo-reminders without having a contact for a particular place? For instance, if I want it to remind me to get eggs when I get to the grocery store, do I have to have a contact for Farm Fresh?

    I love the idea of geo-reminders, but that seems a bit clumsy.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Oct 14, 2007
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    San Jose, Ca
    #2
    At the moment, you can only set it to places that are on your contacts.

    But my work-around has been to add places I frequent to my contacts list (like Target, the grocery store etc...) and then on my Mac's Address Book application, I have created Groups (I'm sure you can do this from iCloud.com).

    Home
    Work
    Locations/Places
    Other...

    So all of the locations I have added I send to my Locations Group, and I never have to see them, but they are available when I create a Location Based Reminder.

    Though I agree with you that it would be nice to just type in an address without having to do this work-around.
     
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020

    thewitt

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    Sep 13, 2011
    #3
    Leave feedback on Apples website. Integration with Maps would be very nice.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #4

    I'm sure that's coming. Recall that Apple bought a mapping company a while back. I can see them not wanting to use Google in Siri.
     

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