1. JakePleasants's Avatar
    On every other phone I've ever had, which is a ton, there has always been an option to set a default reminder time for calendar events but I can't find it on the S5 to save my life. It seems that it's setting the reminder times for 30 minutes prior and I'd prefer it be 5 minutes before the event. Does anyone know where this setting is found?
    05-18-2014 10:05 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You may have to change that default on the web interface. On your desktop/laptop, go to Google Calendar on the web, the click on the gear icon at the upper right, then Settings, then Calendars, and pick the calendar in question. Now click on Reminders and Notifications. You should be able to edit the default reminder time there, or have it default to no reminders.
    05-18-2014 10:14 PM
  3. JakePleasants's Avatar
    You may have to change that default on the web interface. On your desktop/laptop, go to Google Calendar on the web, the click on the gear icon at the upper right, then Settings, then Calendars, and pick the calendar in question. Now click on Reminders and Notifications. You should be able to edit the default reminder time there, or have it default to no reminders.
    Thanks for the reply. I have it set to 5 minutes in Gmail, but for some reason some of the reminders (not all, which is also strange) are still going off at the 30 minute mark.
    05-18-2014 10:47 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But are new events that you enter defaulting to 5 minutes? Existing events that you already entered will probably still have the reminders set to 30 minutes..
    05-18-2014 11:03 PM
  5. JakePleasants's Avatar
    But are new events that you enter defaulting to 5 minutes? Existing events that you already entered will probably still have the reminders set to 30 minutes..
    You got it. I'm guessing that something flipped when I switched to the Galaxy S5 because it had reverted back to 30 minutes as a default but now I've got it straight. Thank you very much for your help.
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    05-18-2014 11:40 PM
  6. Martin Cox's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S3 which has a default reminder of 15 mins. I have tried going into google calendar and changing the reminder time to 1 minute but it still remains defaulted to 15 mins on the phone.

    Any ideas please?
    05-19-2014 03:35 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you using Google Calendar on your phone, or a Samsung calendar app?

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    05-19-2014 03:38 PM
  8. Martin Cox's Avatar
    I am using the calendar built into the phone but using a Google calendar within it.
    05-20-2014 12:46 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, but I don't have an S3--is the built-in calendar the actual Google Calendar app, or a Samsung app? If it's the Samsung app, it probably won't matter if you change the default in Google Calendar on the web. There might still be some other way to change the default reminder time, but I don't know it.

    Otherwise, you could install the Google Calendar app from the Play Store and see if that works better for you.
    05-20-2014 12:56 AM
  10. crabbz's Avatar
    I have an S3 too. There used to be a setting in the samsung calendar for the default reminder but one of the updates removed it. If you want a different default reminder you need to use another calendar app. I have no idea why they would change that. It's a shame because other than that I actually like the samsung calendar better than the other calendar apps I've tried.
    05-20-2014 01:01 PM
  11. Martin Cox's Avatar
    Ok,

    I suppose the other option is to go back to Android version 4.1.2 like my S2 is?

    There are other things I don't like about 4.3 too.
    05-20-2014 03:18 PM
  12. JonHP's Avatar
    After entering the calendar event title & location, start & end times, click Next on lower right on keyboard, then Done. This brings you to View more options. You can set a reminder time there for email and notification.
    06-09-2014 06:19 PM
  13. mlstolzdorf's Avatar
    Would anyone tell me how to even set a reminder for my events after setting up the event on the Calander App for Galaxy 5S?
    I can't go any further than setting up the location, not even an address for the location.
    Thanks,
    06-19-2014 10:51 AM
  14. mlstolzdorf's Avatar
    Using 5S, Followed ur instructions, but did not go futher than setting location, even after clicking Next and Done.
    06-19-2014 11:01 AM
  15. karathb's Avatar
    you are a genius!!!

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    you are a genius!
    07-08-2014 02:57 AM
  16. Melicone's Avatar
    Thank you so much for this!
    I was getting very annoyed by the email notifications I was receiving for each event I had on.
    12-06-2014 04:24 PM
  17. TDSI's Avatar
    You got it. I'm guessing that something flipped when I switched to the Galaxy S5 because it had reverted back to 30 minutes as a default but now I've got it straight. Thank you very much for your help.
    Did you ever get this fixed? Every time I enter a new schedule in the Google Calendar App and sync via Google Calendar then companionlink to my Outlook, it adds a 30 minute reminder. It seems it happens from Google Calendar to Outlook. It does not add a reminder when I sync from the phone to Google Calendar. Just into Outlook. I even upgraded to Outlook 13 and also re-installed Companionlink. Thank you
    12-13-2014 09:55 AM
  18. getpaidonl9's Avatar
    As the topic is related, I am continuing here only.
    Recently I bought Moto X Play. Synchronised with my Google account. My query is, my calendar don't notify me for the Birthdays / Anniversaries in the calendar. I checked and found that all are 'All Day Events', is this a problem?
    How can I set some fixed time, say 10:00 AM to all except those having specific times? Please help.
    01-18-2016 12:23 AM

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