Amazon Alexa can now set repeat reminders

You have been able to set repeat alarms with Alexa from the beginning, but now you can finally set a repeat reminder. To do so, just say something like “Alexa, remind me to [task] on every Monday at 7 a.m.” The advantage of a reminder versus an Alarm is that reminders speak out the task you set and don’t need to be turned off when they sound. Alexa will just play a tone a few times, speak out the task, and then go silent on its own. So if there’s something you need to be reminded of on a regular basis, but it’s not so important to merit a full alarm, repeat reminders are the new way to go. Big thanks to @Erinescence for the heads up.

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7 comments
  1. Jim Carter says:

    I’ve been waiting for this feature!

  2. cheryl jones says:

    Reminders have been the biggest disappointment in echo. I wanted that since day 1 when i got echo 3 years ago. Finally got it and you get a low tone and reminded twice and that is it. That is fine if you are right there and you don’t have the tv and dishwasher going with a barking dog. The timers and alarms i can even hear in the shower. They keep going until I tell them to stop. The google home is not much better but it does go for 10 minutes. Maybe Bixby or Cortana can get it right. Maybe that is how apple can distinguish themselves by fixing the reminders.

    • Erin says:

      If you have the Alexa app on your phone, Reminders also message you with the Reminder at the proper time. Big help if you wander away from the Echo on which you set the Reminder!

      • cheryl jones says:

        I have an older phone so i can’t do the phone calls or messaging. Something else I always wanted but that doesn’t upset me because i know tech moves on. I choose not to spend the money or hassle on a new phone so i will suck that up. But to me the reminders should work like the alarms and timers. I should be able to set volume control and it should continue to go off until i stop it. I don’t get why that is so hard. Like i said even google only gives you 10 minutes which is better than the 15 seconds from echo but not by much.

  3. Jim Carter says:

    I successfully set a reminder for each Sunday, but was disappointed to learn I can’t request a particular date every month (example: “remind me to xxx on the 15th of each month”).

  4. David Star says:

    This is great, now alexa can help manage my medication.

    Thanks for the alert

    • Tampa8 says:

      As others have pointed out just don’t depend on it, use it as an additional way to remind you. It’s not make or break but a reminder should be able to go off many times over a period of time to better ensure you hear it. But as a second or third way of letting you know it’s fine.

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