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Setting reminders

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: Setting reminders

In this chapter we've seen a couple of ways to use your To start using the Reminders app right away, just tap in the list Type return to enter it.

Setting reminders

In this chapter we've seen a couple of ways to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to help you remember to do something. You can create an event in the calendar, and set it up so you can get an alert before the event begins. You can also set an alarm with the clock app for an event that's occurring sooner. Also included in iOS 7 is the Reminders app, which is just a simple program for creating reminders and to-do lists for yourself. To start using the Reminders app right away, just tap in the list under where it says Reminders, and type out what you need to remember. Type return to enter it. And that immediately takes you to the next line where you can enter another reminder.

And tap Done when you're done with the list. Notice each item has a checkbox next to it, so you can check off items when they're done. Now the checked item will remain visible while you're looking at the sheet or card that it's stored on. But if I tap away from it for a second, for example by tapping the top of this card at the very bottom of the screen. Which by the way is how you create other lists, and I'll get to that in a moment. Notice when I come back to Reminders, the fuel the car reminder has disappeared. But at the bottom here we have a Show Completed option. And when I tap that, that shows you the items you've checked off. And that can be useful if you want to make sure you really completed all the tasks you checked.

You can also uncheck items if they weren't as done as you thought they were. Now, I just mentioned that you can create different reminder cards to organize the things you need to do in any way you like. I'll tap this card at the bottom of the screen again, and hit the plus button. That allows me to name this new list. And I can assign it a color, and I'll tap Done to create it. And now I have a grocery list. I'll tap Done and let's create one more. And this time I'm going to drag this card to the bottom of the screen, and release. That pops up all the reminder cards. So again I'll create a new list. And here's my list for the weekend. And I'll drag that down again.

And here are all my lists. Now you can rearrange these cards by holding down on them, specifically their headers, and dragging up or down. You can also set reminders to be done at specific times and dates, or even use a feature called geofencing. Which will trigger reminders based on your location. For example, I'll go back to my Reminders card here. And I'll tap my first reminder here, Call dentist. That gives me the little i Info button here. And on this screen, I'll turn on, Remind me on a day. And then I can choose when I want to be reminded. I can even choose to have this alarm repeat everyday, week, every two weeks or every month or year.

I'll just leave it set to Never for Repeat. I'll go back to Details, and I'll tap Done. Notice now under my reminder, it says tomorrow 10 am. So when that date and time arrives, I'll get a notification on my screen and the reminder will appear in my notifications area. Remember you can get to your notifications by dragging down from the top of the screen. And tomorrow here under today, I'll see a notification for that reminder. I'm going to go down to Fuel the car here, and I'll tap the Info button again. And on Iphones and Ipads with cellular capabilities, you have the Remind me at a location option as well.

Note that these 2 remind functions can be used in conjunction with each other. Your not limited to just one or the other. But I'll just leave Remind me and the location on for now. Then I'll tap Location. Now if this is the first time you've used it, you'll get alert saying the Reminders wants to Use Your Current Location. I'll allow it. And then I can tap Current Location, and my phone will determine where I am. Which is in this case, my office. So if I wanted to be reminded to fuel my car after I leave my office, I can leave it set to When I Leave. If this were a reminder that I wanted to have pop up when I arrived at my office, I would chose, When I Arrive.

Now if necessary, I could have also typed in the search field to search My Contacts for an address. But I'll leave Current Location set for now. I'll go back to Details. And now when I leave my office, an alert will pop up on my phone reminding me to stop at the gas station. But be aware that using this sort of geofence reminder can drain your battery more quickly. Since your phone will be more vigilant about tracking your location to see when you're leaving or arriving at a designated area. It's probably best to only use geofencing a few hours or so before you plan on being or leaving somewhere. Now each reminder also has a section where you can assign a priority to your reminder.

This doesn't actually do anything to the reminder. It starts to way for you to prioritize the reminders for yourself. And if you have any notes that you want to keep about the reminder, you can tap in Notes. Or if you want you can tap List, and switch to one of the other cards you created. I'll tap Done. Now if you want to delete a note rather than check it off, just slide your finger across it to the left, and tap Delete. Incidentally if you tap More you can get back to the details screen here. But in this case I do want to just delete it, so I'll tap Delete. Drag the reminders card down so I can see all of my cards. Now on this main screen where you can see all your cards you'll also find a search field so you can search for specific reminders.

Cancel that. And you can also tap the clock button, to suggest the tasks that you've assigned to a specific time. And just so you can see what it looks like, here's the Reminders app on the iPad. It works exactly the same, but the layout is different since you have more room. Instead of having to drag cards around, you can just tap the names of the cards or lists that you want to see. But again functionality-wise, it's the same on all devices. Okay so that's the Reminders app in iOS 7.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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