Google Keep is a great app for keeping on top of your day-to-day tasks. It is simple to use but really powerful once you look under the covers. One of the ninja features that a lot of people don’t know Google Keep has is the ability to be reminded of certain tasks based on where you are. This guide will teach you how to setup location-based reminders in Google Keep.
So how do you set up location-based reminders in Google Keep? Enclosed below are the steps required to set up location-based reminders in Google Keep:
- Open Google Keep
- Press the + button to create a new task
- Type in the name of your task
- Click on the “bell” icon
- Select “Pick a Place” from the menu
- Select “home”, “work” or click in “edit location”
- Type in location name
- Select location and click the “Save” button
- Click on “Allow access” to give Google Keep permission to track your location
- Click “Allow access” again to confirm that you wish Google Keep to track your location
- Your task is now set up with your location-based reminder
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How To Create Location-Based Reminders In Google Keep
1. Open Google Keep and Click on the + Button
Open up Google Keep on your Android device. You should see a multi-colored plus (+) button in the lower right-hand corner of the Google Keep window. Press on the plus button to create a new task.
2. Type in the Name of Your Task and Press the “Bell” Icon
Next, type in the name of your task in the “Name” text field. Add notes as necessary in the “notes” field. Then, click on the “bell” icon in the upper-right-hand corner of the Google Keep window as shown in the screenshot above.
3. Select “Pick a place” from the Reminder Options Menu
The reminder menu will appear as shown in the screenshot above. At the bottom of the menu, you should see an option called “Pick a place”. Choose the “Pick a place” option by pressing on it.
4. Select the Place Option
You should now see the Add reminder menu open to the “Place” tab as shown in the screenshot above. There are three options to choose from:
- Home (will remind you of your task when you arrive at home)
- Work (will remind you of your task when you arrive at work)
- Edit Location (allows you to define a custom location to be reminded at)
Select the option that fits your needs. For our tutorial, I will select the “Edit location” option.
5. Type in Your Location and Select it from the Menu
Assuming you select the “Edit location” option, type in the location where you would like to be to receive your reminder. For our example, I want to be reminded to pick up ice cream when I am at my local Walmart. So I type in “Walmart” and select the Walmart closest to me.
6. Click the “Save” button to Save Your Desired Location to Your Task
Next, click the “Save” button to assign the location reminder to your new task.
7. Click “Allow access” Button to Allow Google Keep to Track Your Location
In order for location-based reminders to work in Google Keep, you must give Google Keep permission to access your location. A pop-up will appear indicating that Google Keep requires access to your location to send reminders. Click on “Allow access” to give Google Keep permission to track your location.
8. Click “Allow access” again to confirm
Another prompt will likely appear like the one above asking you to confirm that you want to allow Google Keep access to your location. Click “Allow access” to give Google Keep permission to track your location.
9. Your Task now has a Location-based Reminder Assigned
You should now see your desired reminder location in your task as shown in the screenshot above. You will now receive a reminder notification when you arrive at that location.
I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. Good luck!
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