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  • FF69 Level 1 (0 points)



    Should have read "bring this fraudulent advertising easily to the..."

  • idocake Level 1 (0 points)

    Stop saying that location-based reminders are unavalible on 3GS! Look at this video - . So how did he get this work? i don't know. but he did!

    that's why WE NEED THE SOLUTION!

  • RezX Level 1 (5 points)

    iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3Gs, this is correct, however in the installation read me and change list, it specifically states that location based reminders are for iPhone 4 and 4s only. So it isnt false advertisement, it states it before you do the install.

  • myurkus Level 1 (0 points)

    For everyone that does not have them working - do not fret, unfortunately if you have an active reminder set to "arrive" at a location, location services stays on all of the time, thus making it such a battery killer that it is almost useless...


  • TalonG0LD Level 1 (0 points)


    It should have said it there so it wouldn't have gotten our hopes up!

  • camcire Level 1 (0 points)

    That video shows an iPod, not an iPhone.

  • myurkus Level 1 (0 points)

    I apologize, that link I posted concerning battery life and location reminders was mis-leading, I should have linked Page 2


    (Here is another, more recent [and applicable] link: )


    The fact that location services is always on when a location reminder is active is not at all off-topic since the iPhone 4/4S's GPS chip is completely different and uses much less battery power than the 3GS and below. (I remember my 3GS used to even get hot when I kept the GPS on too long!)


    I just tested my iPhone 4 with no open apps and I lost 25% of my power in 3 hours just because I had a single location-reminder. That to me makes the feature un-usable even on an iPhone 4 - I can only imagine how bad it would be on a 3GS. I agree with this post and believe that is why they imposed the limitation.


    It's a shame, I also loved the idea in theory. Although if you think about it, how else would your phone know that you arrived somewhere unless it always had its GPS turned-on?

  • Massimo Fiorentino Level 1 (100 points)

    It's an iPod Touch which makes it even more strange, that it shouldn't work with the 3GS...

  • mollib Level 2 (460 points)

    It's unfortunate they couldn't have made it day-based. For example, I set a location-based reminder for Wednesday, November 16, and on that day, my GPS kicks in full-time until the reminder goes off. What's the point of having the location services constantly pinging for a reminder that isn't going to happen for a month? Battery drain would have sucked on the 16th, but at least it still would have been useful. As it is, unless the battery really is significantly improved on the 4S, I don't know if I'll use this feature, as cool as it could be.

  • badger98 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not finding that the location services are always on if "On a Day" is set to a day in the future.  I also just noticed that the reminder tells you the behavior you should expect ("On October 15th, you will be reminded when you arrive at this location, or by 10:00 AM that day at the latest.").  This seems to indicate that location services will only be turned on during the day of the reminder.  I scheduled this reminder as shown below, and location services are not currently on.



  • M37 Level 1 (5 points)

    No location based reminders and no 4 finger gestures for iPad. Why? I can think of no reason.

  • RezX Level 1 (5 points)

    The device in that video you linked was an iPod touch. Pay close attention to the top left corner of the device.


    Second, the video has a date stamp of July 1st 2011, which means it was created and uploaded around that time as well. This means that he was likely running a developers build of iOS 5 and not the public release we all received on Oct. 12th.


    All features are made available regardless of the device for development purposes.


    It's not a deep dark conspiracy to anger ihone 3Gs owners. Its in the read me before youinstall iOS 5.



    •          iMessage

      • Send and receive unlimited text, photo, and video messages with other iOS 5 users
      • Track messages with delivery and read receipts
      • Group messaging and secure encryption
      • Works over cellular network and Wi-Fi*
    • Newsstand
      • Automatically organizes magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
      • Displays the cover of the latest issue
      • Background downloads of new issues
    • Reminders for managing to do lists
      • Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
      • Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
    • Built-in support for Twitter
      • Sign-in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
      • Add location to any tweet
      • View twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts
  • seweso Level 1 (0 points)

    Look at the date of that video, thats not the same IOS that is released. That must have been an older beta.

  • seweso Level 1 (0 points)

    They can state it in a readme, but on their main website there is no distinction whatsoever between the iPhone 3GS and 4(s). So if you choose a new iPhone 3GS you are screwd because you were misinformed.


    Again, just look at this page:



    And its not mentioned when you in the apple store website.


    This is just wrong.

  • saics Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you RezX!  This was driving me nuts.  I tried your solution and it worked!  TY TY TY