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I recently had an appointment with my audiologist and needed to ask him a few questions. Afraid that I would forget to open the Notes app containing the questions when I arrived, I set up a geofence reminder to remind me when I arrived in the area.

What is a geofence?
A geofence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. A geofence could be dynamically generated - as in a radius around a store or point location. Or a geofence can be a predefined set of boundaries, like school attendance zones or neighborhood boundaries.

Setting up a geofence reminder

1. Open the Reminders app and create a new reminder. Tap on the information button to the right of the reminder and add all relevant information for the reminder:
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2. Turn on the option for "Remind me at a location":
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3. Tap the location button to set a location:
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4. Search for your desired location:
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5. Once the desired location is found, tap it. This will give you a map with a geofence perimeter that you can tweak - tap & drag the large black dot at the edge of the blue perimeter. You should also ensure that either "When I arrive" or "When I leave" is selected, depending on your needs:
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6. Once this is completed, tap the "Details" button at the top of the screen to go back to the reminder details. You should now have the geofence set up under the Location for the new reminder. Tap the "Done" button and the new reminder, complete with geofence, will appear in your reminders list. It will even let you know whether it will remind you upon arriving or leaving:

When I arrived near the audiologist's office, as expected I had forgotten about the reminder, my iPhone alerted me and the reminder was displayed on the lock screen. Thank you, Apple!
 
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I recently had an appointment with my audiologist and needed to ask him a few questions. Afraid that I would forget to open the Notes app containing the questions when I arrived, I set up a geofence reminder to remind me when I arrived in the area. What is a geofence? A geofence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. A geofence could be dynamically generated - as in a radius around a store or point location. Or a geofence can be a predefined set of boundaries, like school attendance zones or neighborhood boundaries. Setting up a geofence reminder 1. Open the Reminders app and create a new reminder. Tap on the information button to the right of the reminder and add all relevant information for the reminder: <img src="http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15442"/> 2. Turn on the option for "Remind me at a location": <img src="http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15443"/> 3. Tap the location button to set a location: <img src="http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15444"/> 4. Search for your desired location: <img src="http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15445"/> 5. Once the desired location is found, tap it. This will give you a map with a geofence perimeter that you can tweak - tap & drag the large black dot at the edge of the blue perimeter. You should also ensure that either "When I arrive" or "When I leave" is selected, depending on your needs: <img src="http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15446"/> 6. Once this is completed, tap the "Details" button at the top of the screen to go back to the reminder details. You should now have the geofence set up under the Location for the new reminder. Tap the "Done" button and the new reminder, complete with geofence, will appear in your reminders list. It will even let you know whether it will remind you upon arriving or leaving: When I arrived near the audiologist's office, as expected I had forgotten about the reminder, my iPhone alerted me and the reminder was displayed on the lock screen. Thank you, Apple!
More importantly, how did it go with your Audiologist? I'm still waiting on new aids.
 
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More importantly, how did it go with your Audiologist? I'm still waiting on new aids.

I have severe to profound sensory-neural hearing loss (binaural) and am awaiting hearing aids. I've never owned digital aids before so this will be a new experience. My previous aids were Phonak, and they're over 15 years old.
 

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Thank you for this! My Maps app doesn't accurately know where I live. I live in an apartment complex, so when I tell Siri something like "Remind me X when I get home," I get reminded when I drive past the other side of my complex, which isnt very close to my apartment. This will definitely help clear that up..
 

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