Recently, Amazon has rolled out an amazing update. And this enables Echo users to set reminders on their Amazon Echo. This cool new feature allows users to set reminders for small everyday chores. For example, for diabetics, they can set a reminder to check blood sugar two hours after their lunch. You can ask your Echo to remind you of taking medicine after every meal. Now let’s get down knowing how you can set reminder on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Connect or Echo Show devices.
It is quite easy for any Amazon Echo owner to create reminder using Alexa. Before you learn to set reminder, you need to make sure that you tell the time with AM or PM. Unlike Siri and Google Assistant, doesn’t recognise the difference between AM and PM. Moreover, the reminder you set is applicable to the devices you set them on. This means if you have set a reminder on Amazon Echo, which you place in kitchen, the reminder will be bound to that device only. This obviously applies to users who own more than one Amazon Echo devices at home or office. So without any delay, let’s learn how to tell Alexa to set reminder on Amazon Echo devices.
After creating much suspense, the trick comes simple. Simply say, “Alexa, remind me to feed dogs at 6 PM”. Similarly, you can say, “Alexa, remind me to check blood sugar at 3 PM”. Isn’t it simple? Now you can say different Alexa commands to set reminders on your Amazon Echo.
Amazon has introduced another good feature for Echo users. Named Timers will allow users to set multiple Named Timers and give each timer a name. For example, if you are cooking more than one dish in your kitchen, you can say Alexa how much time left on your ‘chicken’ timer, or how much time left on the ‘rice’ timer.
How to Set Reminders Manually Using Alexa App on iOS or Android Device.
If you are not near to your Echo device and still want to set a reminder on Echo devices then you can do it by using Alexa app from your iPhone or Android device.
Step #1: Launch Alexa App on your Smartphone.
Step #2: Tap on hamburger icon (also known as menu button).
Step #3: Next, tap on Alerts and Alarms.
Step #4: Now, tap on Add Reminder.
Step #5: Tap on Remind me to and enter the reminder name.
Step #6: Once you are done with typing reminder name, tap on Done.
Step #7: Tap on down arrow to choose right Date.
Step #8: After selecting date, tap on Done.
Step #9: Once again tap on down arrow next to time and choose time.
Step #10: Tap on Done after selecting time.
Step #11: Select the echo device by tapping on down arrow
Step #12: Finally, Tap on Done to save it.
Now you will receive reminder on the selected Echo device on the date and time you entered.
How to Edit Reminder from Alexa App
Step #1: Open Alexa App on your iPhone or Android Phone.
Step #2: Press on hamburger icon.
Step #3: Tap on Alerts and Alarms.
Step #4: Here you will find reminder you have set.
Step #5: Tap on any reminder which you want to edit.
Step #6: Now, tap on Edit Reminder button and make changes .
Note: You can only edit reminder name, Time and date. You cannot change Echo devices.
How to Delete Reminder from Alexa App
Step #1: Start Alexa App on your Phone.
Step #2: Tap on menu button.
Step #3: Go to Alerts and Alarms.
Step #4: A list of all reminder will appear here.
Step #5: Tap on reminder which you want to delete.
Step #6: Finally, tap on Delete Reminder.
Apart from the above two features, Amazon Echo is packed with other cool features like use Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker, call and message friends using Alexa, use Amazon Music Unlimited with Amazon Echo devices etc.