Keeping track of all the things you have to do throughout the week like grocery shopping, bill payments, meetings, appointments, laundry, etc. is extremely difficult. Chances are you may forget to set a reminder on your phone and even if you do, how many reminders are you going to set for particular date and time? Instead, if you have Amazon Echo or Google Home device with you, all you have to do is ask it as the one feature that we all were wishing for, has been finally granted by both Alexa and Google Home.
How To Set Reminders on Amazon Echo And Google Home
How To Set Reminders on Amazon Echo or Echo Dot
You can set reminders in two ways if you have the Amazon product, one being in the Alexa app on your smartphone and the other using the Echo device with your voice.
If you’re using Echo device, just phrase your reminders like, “Alexa, remind me about my meeting at 10:45 am.” or “Alexa, remind me to take my medicine in one hour.” Once set, you can also review your reminder. The Echo will then light up and make a chiming noise reminding you about your meeting by speaking up. To dismiss the reminder, just ask “Alexa, stop.” In this way, you can set more than one reminders. The only drawback is that you can’t ask Alexa to cancel the reminder, this action is only possible through Alexa app.
Now to set reminders in your Alexa app;
Step #1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
Step #2. Go to the menu on the top-left corner of the screen.
Step #3. Select Reminders & Alarms and then tap on the Reminders tab to view the status of your reminders.
Step #4. To create a new reminder, tap on + Add Reminder → “Remind me to” and enter your subject like “grocery” and hit “Done.”
Step #5. Next, tap on the downward arrow to the right of “Date.” Enter a date and hit “Done.”
Step #6. Tap on the arrow beside “Time,” select your time and hit “Done.”
Step #7. Next, from the drop-down menu, select the device you want to be reminded on and click “Save.”
Step #8. To manage reminder, select the reminder and then tap on either ‘Mark as Completed’ or ‘Edit Reminder.’
Step #9. To see your completed reminders, select View Completed.
Step #10. You can also make changes and save them as well as delete your reminders using “Save Changes” and “Delete Reminder” options respectively.
How To Set Reminders on Google Home or Home Mini
The all-powerful Google Assistant that helps you set reminders on your smartphone, will now allow you to do the same on your Google Home or Home Mini device.
To set reminders, say:
- “Ok Google, set a reminder for my doctor’s appointment on (date) at (time).”
You can also set recurring reminders and free yourself from the trouble of setting reminders forever. For eg.,
- “Ok Google, remind me about my violin class every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.”
The best thing about Google Home is that it can differentiate multiple voices very well, and so each member of the family can set their own reminders easily. Moreover, it keeps track of who set which reminders, and so, when it’s time for the reminder, your Google Home device will flash a white light saying out loud, “I have a reminder for <name>” or else you can always ask “What are my reminders?” anytime.
You can manage, edit or delete your reminder using Google Home app on your device or simply ask “Delete my reminders for <date>, “Delete my reminder to <title>”, or “Delete all my reminders” and you’re done.
We are so immersed in our busy schedule that we often forget important dates and events and the funny part is that we even forget to set reminders to not to forget them. Thankfully, Google Home and Amazon Echo are now able to remember things on our behalf and remind us, without fail.
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