Create a reminder

You can create reminders for tasks and get a notification at the time or place you want. You'll see any reminders you create in the google app on your Android device, iPhone, or iPad.

Places you can create reminders from

Google app for Android

Reminders are currently available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Create & delete reminders

Create a reminder

Before you create a reminder, make sure you have Google Now turned on

There are a few ways you can create a reminder in the Google app:

  • Touch the Microphone icon microphone icon and say "remind me to" and what you want to be reminded about.
  • In the top left corner of the Home screen, touch the Menu icon menu icon > Reminders.
  • Type remind me to in the search box.

When you create a reminder, you’ll be able to edit where or when it shows up.

Delete a reminder
  1. Open the Google app .
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, touch the Menu icon menu icon > Reminders.
  3. Touch any of the upcoming reminders.
  4. Touch Delete > OK.

Types of reminders

Time-based reminders
  1. Open the Google app .
  2. Touch the microphone icon microphone icon and say "remind me to."
  3. Say your task, along with the exact or approximate time you want the reminder to go off. 
  4. Touch Set reminder.
  5. Google Now will show you the reminder when the time is approaching.

For example, you could say, "Remind me to call John at 7 PM" or "Remind me to call John around 7 PM."

Location-based reminders
  1. Open the Google app .
  2. Touch the microphone icon microphone icon and say "remind me to."
  3. Say your task, along with the exact or approximate location when you want the reminder to go off. 
  4. Touch Set reminder.
  5. Google Now will show you the reminder every time you arrive at the location.

For example, "Remind me to buy coffee beans when I get to Starbucks."

See your reminders

When it’s time for your reminder to appear, you'll see a Google Now card in the Google app and a notification on your device. If you don't need the reminder anymore, swipe the reminder away.

To see all of your upcoming reminders, say or type "show me my reminders." 

Google app for iPhone or iPad

You can create reminders if you use the Google app on your iPhone or iPad. Reminders are currently only available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian on iPhones and iPads using iOS 7 and up.

Create & delete reminders

Create a reminder

There are two ways to create a reminder in the Google app:

  • Touch the Microphone icon microphone icon then say "Remind me to" and your task.
  • Type remind me to in the search box.

When you create a reminder, you’ll be able to edit where or when you want to be reminded.

Delete a reminder
  1. Open the Google app .
  2. In the top left corner of the home screen, touch your photo. (If you're looking at Google Now cards, scroll up to the top of the page.)
  3. Touch Reminders.
  4. Touch the reminder you want to delete.
  5. Touch Delete reminder > Delete reminder.

Types of reminders

Time-based reminders
  1. Open the Google app .
  2. Touch the microphone icon microphone icon and say "remind me to."
  3. Say your task, along with the exact or approximate time you want the reminder to go off. 
  4. Touch Set reminder.
  5. Google Now will show you the reminder when the time is approaching.

For example, you could say, "Remind me to call John at 7 PM" or "Remind me to call John around 7 PM."

Location-based reminders

Location-based reminders work on all iPhones, and on iPads running iOS 7+.

  1. Open the Google app .
  2. Touch the microphone icon microphone icon and say "remind me to."
  3. Say your task, along with the exact or approximate location when you want the reminder to go off. 
  4. Touch Set reminder.
  5. Google Now will show you the reminder every time you arrive at the location.

For example, "Remind me to buy coffee beans when I get to Starbucks."

See your reminders

When it’s time for your reminder to appear, you’ll see a Google Now card. If you don’t need the reminder anymore, swipe it away.

To see all your upcoming and past reminders:

  1. Open the Google app .
  2. In the top left corner of the home screen, touch your photo. (If you're looking at Google Now cards, scroll up to the top of the page.)
  3. Touch Reminders.
Chrome

Creating a reminder in Chrome is currently available in English only.

Create a reminder

  1. Make sure Google Now is turned on for your Android device or your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open Google or a new Chrome browser window.
  3. If you aren’t already signed in, click the blue Sign in button in the top right corner.
  4. In the search box, type remind me followed by what you want to be reminded about 
  5. Click Remind me on Google Now.

For example, remind me to buy milk at Safeway.

When it’s time for your reminder, you’ll see a Google Now card in the Google app on your Android device, iPhone, or iPad.

Common issues

Missing reminders

If you aren't getting reminders, try these steps:

  1. Make sure Google Now cards are turned on and that you've turned on notifications. Learn more about turning on Now cards and notifications.
  2. Make sure Google Now notifications aren't blocked from your device.
  3. Check your notifications settings. If they're set to "Priority" or "None," you won't see your reminders. Learn how to change your settings.

If none of the other steps work, let us know. While we may not be able to get back to every individual user, your feedback will help us to improve our product. It's helpful if you tell us as much as you can about the reminder you tried to set. For example, tell us if you tried to set your reminder for a certain time or location.

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