Technology Tuesday with DELIBERATELY CLASSY iPhone Birthday Trick

My Facebook Truths:                                                                                                                                                                         1. I do not go on Facebook everyday.                                                                                                      2. Facebook is normally who alerts me of your birthday! (Side note: This does not apply to my close friends and family, obviously.)

I have an iPhone trick to solve this conundrum!  Each contact card has a section for a birthday and/or special date. If you fill that out, each year you can get a notification on your iPhone and/or calendar. Want to know how to do it?

Step 1: Enter birthday and/or other special dates in a saved contact. As you can see I do not have Mrs. Meghan Markle’s phone number, but I can still save the Duchess as a contact and include her birthdate and anniversary.

Step 2: Open the iPhone’s Calendar application; then tap the Calendars button in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the Calendars page, and you’ll find a “Birthdays” calendar under the “Other” heading. If you want reminders on your iPhone for the birthdays of all your contacts, make sure the “Birthdays” calendar is checked.

Step 4: Open the Settings app on your iPhone, select “Calendars, “then tap Default Alert Times. You should see three options: Birthdays, Events, and All-Day Events.

Tap Birthdays, then pick a default time for birthday reminders: on the same day, the day before, two days before, or a week before.

Bam! No excuses now. And so you all know my birthday is April 13th

Bonus Mommy Tip: Add a contact for each your friend’s kids that you want to track, put their birthdays on your calendar too. You will look so proactive.

XOAlways be deliberate

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