iPad mini No alert for setting reminders for location using iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ant2009, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have a iPad Mini LTE and I am trying set reminders for location. For example, I tell Siri to "Remind me to call someone when I get to work" or "Remind me to do something when I arrive home"

    It sets the reminder and I confirm. But I don't get the the alert when I get to work or arrive home. I always have the 3G turned on when travelling.

    I am currently living in Thailand and I know that Siri cannot search for places in Thailand. However, it should know my location as I have dropped a pin for my work and home using maps. And then added those addresses to my contacts for home and work.

    However, When I tell Siri "this is my home" or "this is where I live", it said "it cannot look for places in Thailand"

    Is there any way I can get Siri to know where I live and work?

    Many thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Have you set up your My Info card in contacts? That's what Siri uses to determine your info and relationships.
     
  3. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately you can't just drop a pin and use that location for reminders. You have to use an address that's recognised by apple maps. For example, here in the UK I can't set location based reminders for my local supermarket because maps doesn't recognise the address (despite it having been there for almost 15 years - that's another thread though....:mad:). If I try to drop a pin and assign it to the supermarket in my contacts it will look as if it's worked but when I go to the contact record it will have defaulted to the nearest address it knows which is some distance away.

    I really wish it could just use coordinates. It's useless to me as things stand. It's one of the things I was really excited about using when I got my iPhone 5.
     

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