Reminders in Google Now

This feature is currently available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Use Google Now to create reminders for tasks, places to visit, and events. You can set reminders from the main Google Now screen in two ways:

  • Touch the microphone icon Microphone icon, say “Remind me to,” and say what you want to be reminded about. Then touch Set reminder.
  • Touch the Reminders icon.

Google Now displays the reminder as a card on the main Google Now screen. You can swipe away the card when you're finished with it.

You will receive a notification for a reminder at the top of your screen. To view or snooze the notification, swipe down from the top of the screen.

View & manage reminders

To view and manage all of your upcoming and past reminders, touch the Reminders icon.

Time reminders

To receive a reminder at a particular time, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Now.
  2. Touch the microphone icon Microphone icon.
  3. Say “Remind me to,” and say what you want to do and the exact or approximate time.

For example:

  • Remind me to go to band practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. (English only)
  • Remind me to buy milk this evening.

When you finish, touch Set reminder.

Alternatively, you can do the following:

  1. Touch the Reminders icon at the bottom of the Google Now screen.
  2. Touch the Add icon, type the reminder, and choose When.
  3. Select the date and time, and how often you want to be reminded, then touch Remind me at this time.

When the time you specified is approaching, Google Now displays the reminder as a card.

Location reminders

To remind yourself to do something at a location the next time you’re nearby, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Now and touch the microphone icon Microphone icon.
  2. Say what you want to be reminded about and the location, and touch Set reminder.

For example:

  • Remind me to pay my utility bill when I get home.
  • Remind me to try the Belgian chocolate at Ghirardelli Square.

Alternatively, you can do the following:

  1. Touch the Reminders icon at the bottom of the Google Now screen.
  2. Touch the Add icon, type the reminder, and choose Where.
  3. Select your home or work address, or choose Set location and type the address.
  4. Touch Remind me at this place.

Event reminders

If you’re searching Google for certain events while signed in to your Google Account, you can have Google Now remind you about that event. When the search results are displayed, you may see Remind me on Google Now. Select that option, and you’ll see a confirmation that Google Now will remind you about this event on your phone or tablet.

To cancel the reminder, click Cancel on the knowledge card.

Delete a reminder

  1. Touch the Reminders icon.
  2. Touch any reminder, then touch OK to delete it.