Reminders no longer knows about "home" and "work" locations

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jmpage2, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    I'm hoping someone can offer some insight. I've been using the Reminders feature on my iPhone 4 since iOS 5 came out. Up until a week or so ago I could set a location for reminders and get a choice of "home" and "work".

    I was setting a reminder a week or so ago and a notification popped up and I didn't pay much attention to it, it had something to do with locations.

    Now, I can't set "home" and "work", it's like the phone doesn't know what they are. Where do they get set? The only thing I have done recently is installed iCloud on my office PC and told it to sync my contacts with the cloud (and my iPhone is already synced with that Exchange account)... but even after uninstalling iCloud it's still not giving me the "home" and "work" choice... instead I get a choice of ALL of the contacts on my phone, and get to use one of their addresses. I know location services are working because if I set the reminder in this fashion (using a contacts address) the reminders still work.

    Can anyone help with troubleshooting this? I'm tempted to simply turn the exchange integration off on my iphone completely in order to troubleshoot this but perhaps there is an easier fix.
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    First, go to Settings -> General -> Siri -> My Info and make sure that you have a contact record for yourself selected.
    Second, go to that contact entry and make sure you have addresses labled "home" and "work."
     
  3. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    I don't have settings for SIRI because I have an iPhone 4.
     
  4. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, sorry. Try:
    Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> My Info.
    It's near the bottom of the settings page, just about "Import SIM Contacts"
     
  5. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    You are a rock star man! Thanks so much. The setting must have gotten modified when I connected my PC to iCloud (most of my data is from Exchange or from my Mac).

    I poked around for an hour and never caught this, thanks again!!
     
  6. elistan macrumors 6502a

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  7. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Reminders and Date vs List View

    Awesome! Glad to find this one out!
     
  8. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    Does location based reminders suck battery power? I would think so since it would have to track your location at all times.
     

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