How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad


When you create an event in the iOS Calendar, you can easily set up a reminder about it. One problem – the reminder time is set automatically by a special setting Calendar… How can I change it?

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You can easily change the default reminder times for birthdays, events and all day events by following a simple guide:

1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Find in the list The calendar

3. Click on the label Default warnings

How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad

How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad

4. Set the desired time for different events: birthdays, events and all day events.

How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad

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You will notice that the time reminder options for birthdays and all day events are the same. This is on the day of the event, 1.2 days in advance or a week (in each case – at 9:00). This is because Apple developers consider birthday to be an all-day event. There are more options for “simple” events, and they are more flexible – at the time of the event, 5, 15.30 minutes, 1 or 2 hours, 1 or 2 days or a week before.

How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad

How to properly set up Calendar Reminders on iPhone or iPad

Done! Now, when you create a new entry in the Calendar, you will notice that the default reminder time is already set to a different one – the one that you chose. If you always or very often choose the same time for reminders, a new setting is the very case when “a trifle, but nice” (convenient).

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