How often have you forgotten to take a much-needed break between your working hours? Or to take a sip of water when continuously studying for hours and hours? As a freelance writer and working remotely, forgetting about my most trivial tasks, like washing my hands, drinking water, replying to emails, not turning off the coffee maker, etc., is routine for me.
And I know it’s not just related to remote working. We often forget some tiny but essential things when struggling to finish a long hectic day. Well, thanks to technology, now we have access to features like setting hourly reminders on iPhone, iPad, or even on Macbook so as not to forget things.
Apple has introduced the feature of “set hourly reminders” on all its devices so that people can take care of their trivial things as well. But the question is how to set hourly reminders on iPhone? Don’t worry; there are multiple ways you can use to set hourly recurring reminders.
This guide explained some ways to set hourly reminders on your iPhone. Continue reading to find the easiest way for you.
How to Set Recurring Reminders on iPhone and iPad Using the Reminders App
As we mentioned above, Apple has introduced many features in its “Reminder” app and “Hourly Reminder” is the result of this new update. Now all iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 users have access to this feature, and they can use it to set recurring reminders on their iPhones and iPad. You can use this to set reminders for tasks you think are important and need continuous attention.
Here is how to set hourly reminders on your iPhone using the Apple Reminder app:
Step 1: Unlock your iPhone or iPad and tap on the ‘Reminder’ app to open it.
Step 2: In the left corner at bottom of your screen, you can see the button for ‘New Reminder.’ Tap on it.
Step 3: Now, you will be prompted to set the name for this reminder. Type the name you want to give it. For example, wash hands, drink water, etc.
Step 4: After naming it, tap on the (i) icon available right next to the name.
Step 5: Here, tap on the toggle of ‘Remind me on a day to turn it on.
Step 6: Next, turn the toggle of “Remind me at a time’ on.
Step 7: You will see the option of ‘Repeat’ underneath it. Tap on it and set the reminder to ‘Hourly.
Step 8: Then, tap the ‘Done’ button available in the top right corner of your iPhone or your iPad screen.
That’s it. Now your iPhone will remind you of your task every hour.
Note: If you are unable to see the ‘Hourly’ option in ‘Repeat,’ make sure you have set the time for the reminder. The ‘Hourly’ reminder feature doesn’t appear unless you have selected a specific time to start this reminder.
How to End the Hourly Reminder on iPhone or iPad?
If you also want the hourly reminder to not repeat after a specific day or time, here is what you need to do;
- You can see the ‘End Repeat’ button underneath the’ Repeat’ option.
- By default, it will be set to ‘Never’. To change it, tap on the button and select a date for the hourly reminder to end.
- Tap the ‘Done’ button to save your settings.
Your hourly reminder will turn off on that specific day. This can come in handy if you are out of the workplace and want to check your mail after every hour to avoid missing anything crucial. Once you are back on the date you set in ‘End Repeat,’ the hourly reminder will automatically turn off.
How to Delete the Hourly Reminder?
If you want to delete the reminder, all you have to do is swipe left on that reminder and tap on the ‘Delete’ button in red color and a bin. Your reminder will be permanently deleted from your device.
How to Set Hourly Reminders on iPhone and iPad Using the Hourly Chime App
Another app you can use to set hourly recurring reminders is the “Hourly Chime App.” It’s best if you do not have iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 devices. This app allows you to set reminders for a specific hour every day. The only difference is that this app will notify you of your reminder every day on that particular hour instead of reminding you of your task every hour. This means you will be notified at the specific hour you choose.
The Hourly Chime app is helpful if you have that online class every day or on specific days, and you need to prepare for it before attending. You can simply add reminders and set the time for all days of the week. That’s it; you will be notified every day of your reminder at that specific time.
Follow the steps below to set the hourly reminder on the Hourly Chime app.”
Step 1:Install the Hourly Chime app.
Step 2: Open it on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 3: Enable the notifications for the chime app.
Step 4: Select the hours you want to set the reminder for. You can select multiple hours as well.
Step 5: After selecting hours, type the name of the reminder.
Step 6: Next, choose the days you want the reminder to remind you of your task.
You will be reminded at that specific hour on the days you choose.
How to Set Hourly Reminders on iPhone or Any iOS Device Using Siri
Don’t want to perform multiple steps? We have a solution for this too. You can simply use Siri on any iOS device to set hourly reminders for yourself. This is by far the easiest method in our list of how to set hourly reminders on the iPhone. All you need to do is;
Step 1: Activate Siri by long-pressing the home button of your iOS device.
Step 2: Next, simply ask Siri to set the hourly reminder. Like;
‘Hey Siri, set up the reminder to drink water every hour, or you can say ‘Hey Siri, remind me to drink water after every hour starting 9:00 am”
That’s it; Siri will remind you to drink water every hour.
How to Set Up Multiple Recurring Alarms on an iOS Device
To answer the “How to set the hourly reminder on iPhone or any iOS device?” we have another much simpler and more efficient solution for you. You can simply use an alarm clock on your iPhone or iPad to set up multiple recurring alarms instead of hourly reminders.
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Simply set alarms for 13 to 14 hours separately and put them for every day of the week. Your alarm will go off at the specific hours you set every day. Here is how to set up multiple recurring alarms on any iOs device:
Step 1: Open the ‘Alarm’ app on your device.
Step 2: Tap the (+) button given at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Set a time for the alarm and select repeat cycle if you want the alarm to repeat after 5 or 10 minutes.
Step 4: Set the alarm name for easiness.
Step 5: Next, set the day or days you want the alarm to remind you.
Step 6: Tap ‘Save’ to set the alarms.
That’s all. Your alarms are set, and now you can remove the burden of remembering several upcoming things from your mind.
How to Set Up a Recurring Reminder on Mac
Not all of us want to know how to set hourly reminders on iPhones. Some are mac users as well and might want to know about how to set up recurring reminders on their Macbooks. If you are also one of them, do not worry; it’s possible to set hourly reminders on Mac. Make sure the reminder app is available on your Mac. Then follow the below-mentioned steps to set the recurring reminders on Mac:
Step1: Open the ‘Reminders’ app on your Macbook.
Step 2: Click on the (+) icon given at the top right corner of your Mac screen.
Step 3: Type the name of the reminder.
Step 4: Click on the (i) icon right next to the name of your reminder for the settings.
Step 5: You will see two options; ‘On a day and ‘At a time. Check both the boxes and set the time and day on which you want the reminder to start.
Step 6: Next, click on the ‘Repeat’ option available right below the remind me. Here, click on the ‘Custom.’
Step 7: There click on the ‘Frequency’ option. Make sure to type 1 in the box for the reminder to remind you after every hour. You can increase the number of hours as well. Next, click ‘Ok’ to save.
That’s it. Now click anywhere on the blank screen of your Reminder app, and you will see the ‘Hourly’ written under custom. This means the hourly reminder is set for you.
So, that’s it for now. You could use any of the methods mentioned above if you were looking for the answer to how to set hourly reminders on iPhone, iPad, or mac. We hope this guide is helpful for you. Do let us know if there are some other ways you use to set reminders for yourself.