HT4970: iOS: Using RemindersLearn about iOS: Using Reminders
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to adolfgarlic)
In the Reminder, there's a Notes section that you could put it in or just put it in the title.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to adolfgarlic)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to paulcb)
Yes but I don't want to have to retype a number that is already in my contacts, or worse copy and paste it. The information is already on the phone so why isn't it exposed here?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Kappy)
Maybe these will help you:
This just explains how to use reminders, which I already understand how to do.
What I want is the abililty to add a link to a contact or a phone number, so that I can get it to remind me to call someone at a given time.
But without the overhead of duplicating their contact details
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to adolfgarlic)
Maybe because you can't make a phone call on an iPad and on an iPhone you can just use Siri...
Reminder comes up: "Call Bob". You pick up your iPhone and tell Siri to call Bob.
Let Apple know your thoughts... http://www.apple.com/feedback/
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to paulcb)
Well I guess I could've raised this under either iphone or ipad.
My own experience of trying to use Siri is terrible. It has about an 80% failure rate of given tasks. It either misunderstands what I ask it to do, doesn't do anything or suggests a web search. The amount of time wasted trying to get it to work is too high and smacks of the very reason I moved away from using Microsoft crip.
They should grow a pair and admit that both maps and siri are not ready for market yet and quietly withdraw them until they have a product which is up to the usual apple functional standard.
In the meantime, this doesn't help me plan calls I have to make.
Consider the scenario, you're in a meeting and suddenly realise that you have to call Bob about something but can't do it right now. Are you really going to start talking to siri in the middle of the meeting? I guess it depends on how much of a duche one wishes to appear, but I for one will not be exhibiting such behaviour anytime soon.
Maybe you have no phone signal or are in a really noisy environment and *that's* why you want to set a reminder to make a call later.
Perhaps someone is in another time zone and isn't awake yet.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to adolfgarlic)
Understood but Siri works for me nearly 100% of the time for calls (i.e. "call my wife"), not as well for other stuff.
Maybe you can find a Reminder app that has a snooze option and maybe integrates with Contacts. Not sure why the default doesn't.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to paulcb)
I just tried calling your wife. Still no joy with siri.