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Use location reminders in Todoist

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Receive a reminder about a task with your workout routine when you arrive at the gym, or be reminded to grab an umbrella when you’re leaving home.

Set a location reminder in Todoist and never forget a thing when arriving or leaving at a selected place. Location reminders only appear as push notifications on your devices.

Add a location reminder

Send a location reminder upon arrival or departure.

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  1. If you're adding a task, click Location at the bottom of the task input field. If you're editing an existing task, click Location to the right.
  2. Start typing the address of the location and select it from the drop-down list.
  3. Select if you’d like to receive the reminder upon arrival or departure.
  4. Click Add reminder.
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  1. When you’re adding a new task or editing an existing task, tap the Location chip. If the chip isn't visible, learn how to customize Quick Add.

    When adding a location reminder for the first time, you'll be prompted to give Todoist access to your location.

  2. Enter the address of the location. Todoist will display location suggestions.
  3. Select the most accurate location.
  4. Select to receive the reminder upon arrival or departure.
  5. Tap the blue circle on the map. Then, drag it outward or inward to change the radius of the location. 
  6. Tap Save to add the reminder. 
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  1. When adding a new task or editing an existing task, tap the Location chip. If the chip isn't visible, learn how to customize Quick Add.
  2. Enter the address of the location. Todoist will display location suggestions.
  3. Select the most accurate location. 
  4. Select to receive the reminder upon arrival or departure.
  5. Tap the arrow icon in the top-right to add the reminder.
Although you can create location reminders on both your computer and mobile device, you'll only receive location reminder notifications on your mobile device. This is due to the reliance on your mobile device's location services to trigger the notification when you arrive at the specified location.

Check the location reminder settings

Location reminders are only available on the mobile apps. As a workaround, you can add these reminders in the Todoist web app and desktop apps, and manage them on your mobile device.

  1. Tap the gear icon at the top-right.
  2. Tap Reminders.
  3. Tap Remind Me Via.
  4. Select Mobile Notification.
  5. Tap Back to return to Reminders settings.
  6. Select Manage Location Access. You will be redirected to phone settings.
  7. Tap on Location.
  8. Select While Using the App.
  9. Toggle on Precise Location.
  10. Tap Todoist in the top-left to return to the device settings.
  11.  Select Notifications.
  12. Toggle on Allow Notifications and Time-Sensitive Notifications, to make sure you receive your reminders without a delay.
Make sure to turn on location-based alerts on the Apple device:
  1. Open the Settings app on the Apple device.
  2. Tap Privacy & Security.
  3. Tap Location Services.
  4. Turn on Location Services.
  5. Scroll down the list and tap System Services.
  6. Turn on Alerts & Shortcuts Automations.
  1. Tap the menu icon at the bottom-left.
  2. Tap the gear icon in the top-right.
  3. Tap Reminders.
  4. Select Remind me via.
  5. Select Mobile push notification.
  6. Tap OK to save the changes.
  7. Tap Turn on reminders and notifications. Todoist app info on the device will appear.
  8. Tap Permissions.
  9. Tap Location.
  10. Select Allow all the time.
  11. Turn on Use precise location.
  12. Tap the back arrow icon to return to App permissions.
  13. Tap Notifications.
  14. Turn on Allow notifications.
  15. Check if Reminders are turned on.
  16. Tap the back arrow icon to save the changes.
On various Android models, the settings options may differ.

Clear location suggestions

To save time, Todoist provides location suggestions based on your past location reminders. If the list starts to get cluttered, clear these location suggestions:

  1. Open Todoist for iOS.
  2. Tap Browse in the navigation bar.
  3. Tap the gear icon in the top-right.
  4. Tap Reminders.
  5. Tap Clear Saved Locations.
  1. Open Todoist for Android.
  2. Tap Browse in the navigation bar.
  3. Tap the gear icon in the top-right.
  4. Tap Reminders.
  5. Tap Clear locations.

Get help

If you're having trouble with location reminders in Todoist, get in touch with us.