Setting reminders based on SPECIFIC location?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kat.hayes, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Is there a way to set it to remind me at a location that I specify? In other words, it always shows up as reminding me based on when I arrive or leave my current location. What if I want to set it up so that it reminds me of something based upon a location I pick on the map or another address?

  2. Zincous macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah you can.

    When you create the reminder, go into it to edit the details..

    Remind Me > At Location > On

    This is where you can choose "When I arrive/leave".

    You will also see it displaying "Current Location" and the address. Click on that line. Then on that screen you will see "Choose Address..." touching that will bring up your contacts, and you can pick any address that you've entered into a contacts details. Like home, work, etc...
  3. kfergiez macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2010
    I don't think you read the OP's question. They asked if you input an address that they picked on a map or a manual address input. The answer is no. The only address you can use are the ones associated with a contact. A lame limitation in my opinion.
  4. Zincous macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Ok my bad, I can see how I may have misinterpreted their question.

    And yeah you can only pick a location thats with a contact.

    But you could make a contact called "Target" or "Grocery Store" or anything so that in the future if you want to use them, thats how you can choose their address. But this is not the most convenient way, Apple could have made it easier.
  5. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Is there a beta of the next iOS in the works already? Is this fixed? I can understand they wanting to mine our activities but adding all the local joints into my address book is no bueno.
  6. Zincous macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    No beta for future iOS versions are out yet.

    You can submit feedback/feature requests though to Apple here:

    They've been pretty good about listening to us in the past when things are highly requested.

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