Reminders: can you set a location that ISN'T in contacts?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sn, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. sn macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
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    When setting a location-based reminder, it only seems to let me choose from locations that are in my address book.

    What if, say, I want it to remind me to buy lightbulbs when I get to Victoria station? Can I do that?
  2. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    It's strange that they don't have a map interface for location-based reminders, but in a roundabout way you can achieve what you want.

    1. Open Maps, find the location you need, add it to contacts (drop a pin and tap it)

    2. Create a reminder, set location to the contact you created
  3. dazzycx macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    This is really strange way of doing it,
    E.g. I dont want 'Tesco' in my contacts but if i want a reminder for when arrive at the shop its the only way for me to do it...
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
  5. Theraker007 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    guaranteed that 5.1 fixes this.. its so asinine
  6. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Hope they fix this in the next update. It's retarded.

    You can use some apps like toodledo to do this, but of course then you can't use Siri.
  7. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I would hope that it gets fixed prior to 5.1

    A 5.0.1 would be nice.
  8. sn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Wow, I'm very surprised that this is the case. Had assumed I must be missing something as this really limits the usefulness of one of the most hyped new features. As someone already said, I don't really want things like "the park", "train station" and "deptford high street" in my contacts.
  9. padre1fan macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Don't they test these things?

    How long did they actually test this feature? I saw it's deficiency in a matter of seconds. Integrate pin dropping with maps!! Duh! I'm not going to add every place I want to be reminded at to my contact list. C'mon apple, you're better than this!
  10. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    The only workaround with your method would be to create just a single contact called "reminders" or something and list all of the addresses in there.

    Still think apple goofed on this though. I've noticed this since early betas assuming it would be fixed.

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