The Complete Guide to Using Alexa Reminders

When Amazon Echo was launched, it didn’t have the capability of setting reminders. However, now users can ask Alexa to set reminders. For instance, just say, “Alexa remind me to feed the baby in two hours,” and Alexa will alert you at the specified time. However, these reminders are device-centric. Therefore, if you set up a reminder on one Alexa-enabled device, then the other Alexa-enabled devices will not notify you regarding the reminder. Lets’ find out the ways to create, delete, and edit reminders using Alexa.

How to Create Reminders with Alexa Voice Commands

One of the most convenient methods to create a regular reminder is just to inform the digital assistant you want her to remind you. Just speak, “Alexa, make a new reminder.” Now, she will want to know when and for what you want to make the reminder. You can ask Alexa to make a reminder in a single command. For example, one can say, “Alexa, remind me to visit the dentist at 7 PM  next Friday.” Or else, you can say, “Alexa, set a reminder to power off the microwave in sixty seconds.”

Users can also create recurring reminders with Alexa voice commands. These reminders will repeat on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. For instance, you can say, “Alexa, kindly remind me to purchase juice every day at 6 AM.”

How to Create Reminders with the Alexa App

 Users can sign in to the Alexa app and create reminders. Follow the method given below:

  1. Open the Alexa application.
  2. Head to the main menu by tapping on the hamburger icon.
  3. From the menu, tap on Reminders and Alarms.
  4. Now, select Add Reminder.
  5. Now, type in the description.
  6. Turn the toggle next to Repeat on if you wish to set a recurring reminder.
  7. Select the Date.
  8. Enter the time.
  9. Now, select the device.
  10. Finally, hit the Save button.

When the time comes, you will hear a notification sound, and Alexa will repeat the reminder twice.

How to update existing Alexa Reminders

You can edit the reminders you have already set from the Alexa app. It is very easy to do so.

  1. Launch the Alexa app.
  2. Sign in to the account.
  3. Now, open the menu by hitting the menu icon.
  4. Choose Reminders and Alarms from the list.
  5. Select the reminder you wish to edit.
  6. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a blue Edit Reminder button. Tap on it.
  7. Now, you can change the description, date, time, disable or enable repeat, and switch the device.
  8. Hit the Save button.

How to delete Alexa reminders

If you wish to remove any reminder, then you can do it via a number of ways.

Using Alexa voice commands

Here’s how you can use Alexa voice commands to delete reminders:

  1. Ask Alexa to show you all the reminders.
  2. Now, all the upcoming reminders will get listed.
  3. Locate the reminder you wish to delete and see its number.
  4. Now, ask Alexa to cancel or delete the reminder number.
  5. Alexa will reply saying that the chosen reminder has been deleted.

From the Alexa app

  1. Sign in to the Alexa application.
  2. Open the menu.
  3. From the menu, tap on Reminders and Alarms.
  4. Choose the reminder you wish to delete.
  5. Now, scroll down and press the Edit Reminder button.
  6. Choose Delete Reminder.

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