How to set up location-based reminder on iPhone?


We continue our #Geoawesome How To series with a short tutorial on how to enhance your iPhone with native iOS Reminders app. Frankly speaking “Reminders” is one of the apps I use the most. Everyday. The problem is that sometimes you can’t predict what will you do at particular hour of the day.

For example recently my Mom asked me to come by her place and water her plants while she was on holidays. Typically I would set up my reminder at a fix hour… and most likely turn it off while doing something else. But this time I decided to set up a location-based reminder… When I was driving close to my family house I got the alert. It worked perfectly!

You basically add a reminder in a regular way (Step 1), but instead of “Remind me on a day”, you select “Remind me at a location” (Step 2). The only limitation of this tool is selecting the location. You can’t do it from the map,  you need to know the actual address of the venue. You can also select if you want to get the reminder when you’re entering or leaving the location (at a radius of around 200m) (Step 3). Below the reminder you’ll see the address you’ve chosen (Step 4). Now you simply receive the reminder based on your location (Step 5).


Test it. It’s easy and cool!

I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.



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