There is little to do, you are a chronic forgetful and if it weren’t for the thousand post-its you go “wallpapering” your home and office by now you would be lost. But if you want some advice, setting reminders on your smartphone (or, why not, on your tablet) is certainly much more practical. How do you say? Have you already thought about it but you don’t know how to do it with your Samsung-branded mobile phone? No problem, I’ll help you.
If you dedicate a few minutes of your precious time to me, in fact, I can show you, in a simple but not for that little detailed way, how to set a reminder on Samsung . I already anticipate that you can do it using some “standard” apps (although not properly used for the purpose of this tutorial) or by resorting to the use of ad hoc third-party applications.
Then? May I know what are you still standing there? Position yourself comfortably, take a few moments to yourself and immediately start concentrating on reading what is reported below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. I wish you, as usual, happy reading and I wish you the best of luck for everything.
As I told you at the beginning of the guide, to set a reminder on Samsung you can, first of all, use some applications pre-installed on all the mobile devices of the famous Korean company: the Reminder app or the Samsung Notes app and the Calendar app .
These are not tools conceived in the strict sense of the term for the creation of memos, this must be specified, but they can however also be used for the purpose in question. To find out more, please read on.
Promemoria e Samsung Notes
Do you want to set a reminder on Samsung but don’t know how to do it? So, to begin with, you can use the Reminder app or the Samsung Notes app (depending on the model of Samsung smartphone you own and the version of Android installed on it) included “as standard” on all mobile devices of the southern company. Korean. As anticipated, however, these are not applications to create reminders in the strict sense of the term (in fact, the possibility of enabling notifications is lacking) but a suitable solution for creating notes of various kinds.
To use it, take your smartphone, unlock it, access the home screen and the drawer (the screen where the icons of all the apps are grouped) and press the Reminder application icon (the one with the notepad ) present in the folder Tools or the Samsung Notes icon (the one with the orange background and the notebook ).
Now that you see the main screen of the app, press the [+] button located at the bottom right to start creating a new reminder. At this point, type (if you want) the title you want to assign to the memo in the field Enter the title and the text of the same in the appropriate field just below.
If you want, you can also include a to-do list, pictures, hand-drawn drawings or voice notes in the memo. To do this, just press the appropriate buttons at the top of the screen. Only in the case of Samsung Notes, you can also choose whether to type your texts with the keyboard or with the stylus possibly coupled to the device, always pressing the corresponding buttons at the top, and you can change the formatting of what is written using the appropriate commands at the bottom. .
Finally, tap on the Save item located at the top right of the display and the reminder will be immediately saved on your device. All created reminders will be visible on the main application screen. To open them, simply press on the relevant title, while to change them press, subsequently, in any other point of the display.
If you want, you can also make specific reminders visible on the home screen of the device. To do this, tap on the reminder of your interest in the list on the app screen where there are all the reminders, press the button with the three dots vertically in the new screen displayed and choose, from the menu that opens, the Enter option on the Home screen .
Do you need to set a sound reminder for a specific day and / or time? In this case, you can rely on the Calendar app , which is also already present on all smartphones produced by Samsung.
To use it, take your smartphone, unlock it, access the home screen and the drawer (the screen where the icons of all the apps are grouped) and press the Calendar app icon (the one with today’s date ). Once the main screen of the app is displayed, press the [+] button located at the bottom right and fill in the proposed fields with the required information.
Therefore, type the title you want to assign to the calendar reminder you are about to create in the Title field and choose whether to set the reminder for the whole day, by moving the All day switch to ON , or to define start times and to finish, using the Start and End fields below.
Now choose if and when to set an alert, by tapping on the Add item that you find in correspondence with the bell icon and selecting the option you prefer from the menu that opens (the default option is 10 min before ), and fill in the rest available fields by adding, if you want, some notes, a repetition etc.
Finally, tap on the Save item in the upper right part of the screen. The created memo will then be visible on the main screen of the Calendar app, after selecting the reference day. If you want to change a given reminder, click on it, tap on the Edit item at the top right and make the desired changes.
If, on the other hand, despite having set the reminder correctly, no notification is reproduced, most likely it is because you must first enable it in the Android settings. To do this, press the button with the three vertical dots that you find in the upper right part of the Calendar app screen, select the words Settings from the menu that opens and press the Notifications item , then intervene on the settings on the screen. For more details, you can refer to the guide on how to change Samsung notification ringtone.
Note: Depending on the version of Android running on your Samsung device, the directions I gave you in this step may differ slightly from what you see. For your knowledge, I used a Samsung Galaxy S6 updated to Android 7.0 .
App to set reminders on Samsung
The applications useful for setting reminders already installed on your Samsung-branded device have not satisfied you and are you looking for third-party alternatives ? I’ll settle you immediately.
In fact, below you will find what I believe to be the most interesting solutions in the category. Try them now, you will see that you will not regret it.
The first among the third-party applications that I recommend you consider to set a reminder on Samsung is Google Tasks . As the name implies, it is a resource developed by Google that allows you to create reminders and to-do lists quickly and easily. It’s free and in order to use it you need to log in with your Google account (as the reminders are synchronized through the latter).
To download Google Tasks on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store from your Samsung smartphone, press the Install button and the Accept button (if necessary). once installation is complete, tap the Open button that has appeared on the screen to start the app.
Once the main application screen is displayed, press the Start button located at the bottom, tap the Add a new activity button (always located at the bottom) and type your reminder in the appropriate field that you see appear.
If you want to set a date (and therefore a notification) for the created memo or you want to add details, press the [+] button and choose the operation you want to perform from the menu that appears. To save the reminder, tap on the Save item at the bottom right.
All the reminders you create will be visible on the main Google Tasks screen. When you complete a specific task added as a reminder, remember to mark it as done by selecting the related circle on the left.
Another third-party application that I invite you to try to set reminders on Samsung is BZ Reminders . It’s easy to use, lets you define numerous details for each reminder you create, and it’s free. It also includes special features, such as the ability to receive a reminder after a missed call. Note that some additional functions, such as the customization of notification sounds, must be unlocked through in-app purchases (at a cost of 4.39 euros).
To download BZ Reminder on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store from your Samsung smartphone, press the Install button and the Accept button (if necessary). Once the installation is complete, start the app by tapping the Open button that has appeared on the screen in the meantime.
Now that you see the main screen of BZ Reminder, to create a reminder, press the [+] button at the bottom right and type the text of the same in the form that appears. Then, using the fields below, set the date and time to receive a notification and press the button with the gear to choose a custom color, to add a repeat, a contact, a telephone number and / or to set an alert in advance. Then tap on the tick symbol .
All added reminders will be visible on the main application screen. When you complete an activity added to the reminders, press on it and tap on the Confirm item attached to the menu that appeared at the bottom. If, on the other hand, you need to edit a created memo, if you want to postpone it or remove it, choose, respectively, the Snooze , Edit or Remove options from the menu always visible at the bottom of the screen.
In addition to the apps I told you about in the previous lines, you could consider the use of alternative solutions , also from third parties, which I have reported to you below. Then choose the application that you think is best for you and download it now.
- Evernote – renowned old-fashioned application that excels primarily in creating notes and notebooks but also allows you to create reminders and to-do lists. You can download and use it for free, but to unlock some additional functions, such as the ability to synchronize notes on more than two devices, you need to make in-app purchases to subscribe to a subscription plan (starting from 6.99 euros / month ).
- Any.do – another popular application that allows you to create reminders and to-do lists and doubles as a calendar. It has a nice user interface and is easy to use. You can download and use it for free, but some extra functions, such as the ability to set a custom theme, must be unlocked by subscribing to the Premium plan (at a cost of 2.99 euros / month) through in-app purchases.
- Reminder with alarm – the name leaves no room for doubt: it is an application that allows you to do only one thing but does it great… set reminders with alarms in tow. It is free, easy to use and besides allowing you to create text memos, it also allows you to insert images and voice notes.
- Chegal Reminders – free app that closely resembles the Reminders application pre-installed on iOS devices. It has a simple interface, is easy to use, and can also be used to create to-do lists. Note that it offers in-app purchases (at a cost of € 1.09) to unlock extra features, such as the ability to change the color of created reminders.