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Unable to set relative reminders

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I have a task set up with a due date. I go to to Reminders -> Remind Me -> Before a task's due date. I get the error message "Set the due date in the task to use relative time". Am I missing something here?

This only happens when I set up a relative reminder on a task that has already been entered. If I enter the task and set up the reminder at the same time it works find.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 02:09 UTC

Hi,

Relative reminders require a task to have a time set to it and not just a date, so something such as "today at 2pm" will be able to have a relative reminder attached to it.

Please make sure you are doing this and you should have no issue adding the reminder you want. This is the same for a new task or one already entered.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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txhoudini premium
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 02:18 UTC

Then there is a bug one way or the other:

I can definitely set up a new task with a due date but no time (lets say 6 Sep) then go to reminder -> before task's due date -> 2 days, save. It saves it.

If I then edit the task, remove the reminder, I cannot add a relative reminder.

The error message should reflect the need for a time in the due date.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 02:22 UTC

Hi,

Yes, your device should not be allowing this to happen. When you try to add "before a tasks due date" relative reminder to a task that does not a time, it gives a message saying to do so.

Which Android device do you have, which version of Android is it running? Are you using out latest app version?

Thanks,
Brendon.

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txhoudini premium
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 02:29 UTC

Galaxy Nexus (GT-i9250 "Maguro"), Android 4.3, Todoist 2.0.4

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 02, 2013 - 11:28 UTC

Hello,

Thank you for this information, we've passed it to the developer. Currently, our app doesn't check the due date of a task when you're adding a new task, that's why it allows you to set a relative reminder for it. We'll look into this.


Best regards,
David

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 14, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

Please let us know if this still occurs in the new 5.2 version of the App.

Regards,
Brendon.