How to Create Messages Based Reminders in iOS 13

The improved Reminders app in iOS 13 brings a lot of interesting features such as the ability to set location based reminders, schedule reminders, and the ability to make and manage lists and groups. It’s fairly advanced. However, one of the really cool features that the new app brings to the mix is the ability to set a reminder that pops up when you’re messaging a particular contact. This can come in handy if you have something to discuss with a contact and want to be reminded of it when you’re actually talking to them. If that sounds interesting and useful to you, here is how to create messages based reminders in iOS 13.

Create Messages Based Reminders in iOS 13

Here’s how you can create a contact-aware or contact-based reminder in iOS 13.

create a contact based reminder in iOS 13

  • Here, enable the toggle that says “Remind me when messaging” and then tap on “Choose Person“.

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You can now pick a contact from your contact list and the Reminders app will send the reminder when you’re messaging that contact next.

Use “Remind me when messaging” on Your iPhone

So that’s pretty much all you need to do to set a reminder to go off when you’re texting a particular person on your contact list. Personally, I use this feature the most when I need to discuss something like a project with a colleague, or dinner plans with my friends. I can simply create a reminder that pops up when I’m texting that colleague or friend, and even if I had forgotten to ask them about the dinner plan, my iPhone helpfully reminds me of it. It’s pretty great, but how are you planning on using this? Is this something that you’ll be using often? Let me know in the comments.

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