Reminders are great. They can help you keep a track of things you need to do, and used properly, they can increase productivity by a lot. With iOS 13’s updated Reminders app, you get a fairly advanced and powerful iPhone to-do list app built right in on your smartphone and it can help you manage your tasks better. So, if you are looking to use the Reminders app on your iPhone to manage your work day better, setting reminders that are scheduled to go off at specific times is a great idea. Here’s how you can create a scheduled reminder in iOS 13.
How to Create a Scheduled Reminder
To create a reminder that’s set to show up at a specific time, follow the steps below:
- Inside the Reminders app tap on the list you want to add the reminder in. I’ll choose “8BitTasks”. Here tap on “New Reminder”.
- Type your reminder, and then tap on the “ⓘ” button. Now turn on the toggle next to “Remind me on a day“.
- Turn on the toggle next to “Remind me at a time” and then tap on “Alarm“.
- You can now choose the date and time for the reminder and it will show up at the specified time.
Create a Scheduled Reminder with Siri
Alternatively, you can also ask Siri to create a reminder for you with a specific time for it to go off on. Simply say something along the lines of “Hey Siri, remind me to complete website checkup at 9AM tomorrow” and Siri will add a reminder for 9AM. One of the cool things Siri does is if it’s past midnight and you say “remind me to do something at 9AM tomorrow” it will ask you whether you mean 9AM in the morning of the same day, or 9AM of the next day. That’s a pretty neat touch in my opinion.
However, keep in mind that if you use Siri to create your reminders, it will add them to the default list. You can change this list in Settings, but so far, you can’t ask Siri to just add a reminder to a different list. At least when I tried it it wasn’t working, but let me know if you get it to work.
Manage Time Dependent Tasks with Scheduled Reminders
Well that was how you can set time-based reminders in iOS 13’s brand new Reminders app. Personally, I find scheduled reminders to be really helpful for making sure I don’t forget things I need to do in my usual busy workday, and with Siri, it’s really easy to create a scheduled reminder. So, how often do you use scheduled reminders? Let me know in the comments down below.