Alexa, remind me to text Aunt Susie happy birthday today at 3pm.
Have you ever been tying up your shoelaces rushing out of the house and remembered you totally forgot you to text your aunt a happy birthday message?
You can set an Alexa reminder for a specific time, and Alexa will send your phone a push notification and notify you over your Echo speaker.
“Alexa, remind me to text Aunt Susie happy birthday today at 3pm.”
Be sure that Alexa is on your account so that you get the push notification associated with the Alexa reminder (and not another member of your household).
Pro Tip #1
You can easily change Alexa reminders after you have set them. Just follow these easy steps:
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap the hamburger (3 horizontal lines icon in the upper left corner)
- Tap Reminders & Alarms
- Tap the reminder you want to edit
- Tap Edit in the upper right corner
- Make your changes, and tap Save in the upper right corner to finish
Pro Tip #2
One of the cooler new Alexa features is the ability to set Alexa reminders that trigger based on your location.
So you could say “Alexa, remind me to text Aunt Susie happy birthday when I get to work.” And Alexa will remind you with a push notification when your phone’s GPS is in range of work.
For more ideas on using Alexa location-based reminders (plus set-up and how-to tips!), check out VoiceBrew’s comprehensive guide to Alexa location-based reminders.
Pro Tip #3
Set up recurring Alexa reminders for recurring tasks.
Just say “Alexa, remind me to take out the trash every weekday at 9pm.” (Update the reminder, day and time for your needs!)
Pro Tip #4
You can see your Alexa reminders in the Alexa app by tapping the hamburger (three horizontal lines) icon in the upper left > Reminders & Alarms.