The Reminders application included in the iPhone by having iOS 5 is a helpful and amazingly effective efficiency tools. Apart from having the ability to produce usual time-based notifies, Reminders additionally lets you develop entries that are GPS location-based (or Geotagged), sounding the notice alarm when you reach a specific location.
Step 1 : The first thing you need to do is create the reminder. Open the Reminders app and tap the + button to start a new entry. For this example we will continue with the “Buy Milk” theme. Type a title for the reminder and tap Return.
Step 2 : Before you go any further, you need to make sure that the location that you wish to trigger the alert is in your Contacts list. In this example, that will be the local supermarket.
Step 3 : Open the Maps app and search for the location you want. When found, it will show on the location with a pin and a title. Tap the arrow next to the title and select Add to Contacts from the next screen.
Step 4 : With the location added to Contacts, you can close Maps and return to the Reminders app. Tap the arrow button next to the reminder to view the details. Below the title is a box saying Remind Me and Never. Tap the arrow to see the options.
Step 5 : Ignore the On a Day option for now and instead turn on At a Location. If locations services are turned off, a pop up alert will ask if you want to turn them on (you do, of course). You will then see your current location displayed.
Step 6 : Tap your Current Location and then tap Choose Address. Contacts will open and you can select the entry you added in step 3. Tap Remind Me to go back to the reminder options screen.
Step 7 – You obviously want the reminder alert to sound when you are nearing that location (rather than leaving it) so tap When I Arrive to select that option. Click Done to return to the details screen and Done again to finish setting the reminder.
Step 8 : The arrow below the title of the reminder shows you that it is a location-based entry. If you want the reminder alert to sound when you leave a location (e.g. your place of work), simply leave the location as Current Location in step 6 and choose When I Leave in step 7.
To save time when setting geotagged reminders, add your most commonly visited locations to your contacts when you have a few minutes spare. Places such as your office, the gym, the supermarket you pass on your way home from work and the local petrol station. If you think you will be using Reminders a lot, it is also a good idea to make sure that the details of your friends and family in Contacts include their home addresses.