Siri setting a geolocating reminder

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

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    I have the hardware store in my address book as "hardware store" I try to tell siri "remind me to pick up nails when I arrive at the hardware store" it then replies "when would you like me to remind you ?" It then proceeds to set the location to my home. Even though I have hardware store in my address book and it recognizes the correct spelling.

    Anyone else having trouble setting geolocating reminders or am I just using the wrong keywords ?
  2. pavelbure thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
  3. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have an iPhone 4, so I don't use Siri.

    However, I have not been able to figure out a way to set a georeminder for any location other than leaving or arriving either my current location or the location of one of my contacts.

    I find this odd. I tried to set a reminder to myself to stop by the local Apple Store when I got about a half mile from the exit I need to take to get to it. I was unable to do it. The best I could do was set the reminder to when I left my house.

    The reminders app is a good concept, but could use some significant work in my opinion.
  4. pavelbure, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    pavelbure thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    ok i figured it out. here's how the command goes.

    "remind me when I go to the hardware store."

    it then proceeds to ask me to pick one of the 3 addresses I have, then it asks what I want to be reminded of.

    I haven't tried it out to see if the location was set correctly, but it all looks good.

    Here is a nice site also.

    I think you can only set geolocating reminders for addresses in your address book.

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