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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 21

Working with Reminders and Notifications

Get ready to . . .

Create a Task in Reminders

Edit Task Details

Schedule a Reminder by Time or Location

Create a List

Sync with Other Devices and Calendars

Mark as Complete or Delete a Reminder

Set Notification Types

View Notification Center

View Notifications from the Lock Screen

Check Out All and Missed Views

Go to an App from Notification Center

Clear Notifications

Get Some Rest with Do Not Disturb

With the arrival of iOS 5, the Reminders app and the Notification Center feature appeared, warming the hearts of those who need help remembering all the details of their lives.

Reminders is a kind of to-do list that lets you create tasks and set reminders so you don’t forget important commitments.

You can even be reminded to do things when you arrive at or leave a location. For example, you can set a reminder so that, when your iPhone detects that you’ve left the location of your golf game, an alert reminds you to pick up your grandchildren, or when you arrive at your cabin, iPhone reminds you to turn on the water . . . you get the idea. Notifications allows you to review all the things you should be aware of in one place, such as mail messages, text messages, calendar appointments, and alerts.

If you occasionally need to escape all your obligations, try the Do Not Disturb feature, new as of iOS 6. Turn this feature on, and you won’t be bothered with alerts until you turn it off again.

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