Relative reminders on recurring tasks
How can I set a reminder that is 1 week or 1 month before?
If i have a yearly recurring event for a birthday how do i set a reminder a week before so i remember to buy them a card etc?
Asked by Paul Teale on Oct 03, 2013 - 04:55
Relative reminders can only be set to tasks that have a specific due time (which the reminder can relate to) so if the task will be set, for example, to "every 5 Oct", you can only set an absolute reminder for it and set it to "every 28 Sep at 2pm".
However, if the task would be due "ev 5 Oct at 2pm", then you will have the option to set a relative reminder to it for a day before or a week before.
Indeed, due to smaller screen sizes we didn't include all the relative time options, but in this case, you could use absolute recurring reminders instead and type in a recurring date a month earlier for the reminder (for instance - task due "every 5 Oct" and absolute reminder due "every 5 Sep at 2pm").
I'm not referring to two tasks. There should be one single task and this task should have a due date set to "every 5 Oct" (or whenever the birthday is). For this task, you can add an absolute reminder and set this reminder to the date "every 5 Sep at 2pm".
Now, you will have one single task with a due date for October which will generate a reminder one month before on the day and time that you set the reminder for it.