How do I use the Samsung reminder app?

How do I use the Samsung reminder app?

Have you ever walked into the supermarket and realised that the shopping list is still sitting on the side at home? Or maybe you've left the house while leaving your glasses or wallet behind. Everyone's been there, life is busy and it's easy to forget about things. Fortunately, it's quick and easy to make reminders on your Samsung device. Create checklists and memos then get an alert at a specific time or location to remind you about them. The days of forgetting can be forgotten about.

 

Find out how to keep ahead of your schedule with the Calendar app.

Where is the reminder app?Click to Expand

The reminder app has been hidden on most Samsung devices to give you greater control over how you personalise your device. Reminders have recently been removed from the calendar but there is still a handy shortcut in the calendar app.

1 Swipe up on your home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up from your home screen
2 Tap Calendar
Tap Calendar
3 Tap the menu icon
Tap the menu icon
4 Tap Reminder
Tap Reminder
5 You will be taken to the reminder app and an app shortcut will be added to your app screen
The Reminder app will open and an app shortcut will be added to your apps
Creating a reminderClick to Expand
1 Tap + Write a reminder
Tap Write a reminder
2 Write down what the reminder is about
Insert what the reminder is about
3 If you would like to include a checklist with your reminder, tap Add checklist
Tap Add checklist
4 Tap Add image if you would like to include an image
Tap Add image to include an image with your reminder
5 To give your reminder a colour, tap the paint palette icon
Tap the palette icon to change the colour of the rmeinder

Now the important information about your reminder is in place, you can choose how and when you would like to be reminded. You can be alerted at a specific time or when you are at a specific place. 

 

Being reminded at a specific time

1 Tap Time
Tap Time
2 Tap Set conditions
Tap Set conditions
3 Tap Date and time to select when you want to be reminded on a calendar
Tap Date and time
4 Tap Days of the week to select a time you would like to be reminded across a single week
Tap Days of the week
5 Tap 1 hour from now to be reminded in an hour
Tap 1 hour from now to be reminded in an hour
6 You can also tap the calendar icon to choose when you would like to be reminded on a calendar
You can also tap the calendar icon to choose a date on the calendar
7 If you would like this reminder to repeat, tap Don't repeat to choose a repeat option
Tap Don't repeat to select a repeat option
8 You can choose how the notification for this reminder will sound. Tap Ring once to choose between your reminder ringing once or continually ringing
Tap ring once to choose whether the reminder alert sounds once or continually
9 Once happy with your reminder, tap Save
Once happy with your reminder tap Save

Being reminded at a specific place

1 Tap Place
Tap Place
2 Tap Set conditions
Tap Set conditions
3 If this is your first time using the reminder app, tap Allow to give it the permissions it needs
4 Tap Pick a place to select where you want to be reminded. If you want to be reminded at your current location, tap Arriving: Current location or Leaving: Current location instead
Tap pick a place to select where you want to be reminded or tap Arriving or Leaving to use your current location
5 Choose whether you would like to be alerted when you leave or when you arrive
Choose whether you would like to be alerted when you arrive or leave
6 Tap the search bar
Tap the search bar
7 Search for where you would like to be alerted
Search for where you want to be reminded
8 Tap Done when the location is correct on the map
Tap Done when you are happy with the location
9 If you would like this reminder to happen each time you are at this place, tap Don't repeat then Every time
If you want this reminder to happen whenever you are at this location tap don't repeat then everytime
10 Now your reminder is almost complete, you can choose how the notification will sound. Tap Ring once to choose between your reminder ringing once or continually ringing
Tap ring once to choose between the alert happening once or continually
Change the notification soundsClick to Expand

You can change the sound of your reminder notifications so that you know exactly what app is alerting you before it comes out of your pocket. You can even have different sounds for the notifications that sound once and those that sound continually.

Please note: you can only choose from the pre-installed Samsung sounds for your reminder alerts. It is not possible at this time to use your own music files with the reminder app

1 Tap the options icon
Tap the options icon
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Ring once sound
Tap Ring once sound
4 Tap Sound
Tap Sound
5 Tap your preferred sound
Tap your preferred sound
6 Tap the back icon
Tap the back icon
7 Tap the back icon
Tap the back icon
8 Tap Keep ringing sound
Tap keep ringing sound
9 Tap your preferred sound
Tap your preferred sound
10 Slide the volume left or right to adjust the volume of the alert
Slide the volume bar to adjust the volume of the reminder alert
Where are my completed reminders?Click to Expand

Once your reminders have been completed they will disappear from the home screen of the reminder app to make space for any new reminders you have. Your old reminders aren't deleted, instead they are saved in their own section.

1 Tap the options icon
Tap the options icon
2 Tap Completed
Tap Completed

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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