Location reminders limited to Contact addresses?

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

  1. jl55378008 macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    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


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    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).


    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


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


    Jul 11, 2003

    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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