The Complete Guide: How To Create A Location Reminder On iPhone

Apple’s ‘Reminders’ app comes preloaded with iOS 6. This app includes a lot of useful features, including the ability to be reminded of tasks when you arrive at a location. For example, let’s say you have a gift card to your favorite retail location or coffee shop but each time you go there you forget to use the gift card. You could create a reminder so that when you arrive at the location, you’ll get a notification that you need to use the gift card. Here’s how to create a location-based reminder:

To begin, tap the ‘+’ button in the Reminders app. This will start a new reminder.

Give your reminder a title. For the purposes of this example, we’re going to remind ourselves to use that Best Buy gift card we have.

The app will default to your current location. For more options, tap the ‘>’ button and we’ll be able to add a custom address.

In the ‘Enter an Address…’ field, we’ll input the desired address. In this case, I want to be reminded to use the gift card at the Best Buy located at 5181 S State St. in Murray, Utah. When I finish entering the address, I’ll tap the ‘Details’ arrow on the top of the screen and I’ll be taken back to the Reminders Details screen.

To save your reminder, just tap ‘Done’ at the top of the screen. Before you save, make sure the reminder is set to ‘When I Arrive.’

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