- 3 Posts
Why doesn't contact birthdays trigger alert on notification screen?
Is there any way to have birthday alerts show up on the notification screen? A little green circle showing up in the contact list is inadequate unless I'm expected to scroll through my entire contact list every day. Am I missing something?
- 12-15-2010, 08:35 PM #2
Do you really have that many birthdays to remember that you need to always have a notification going off.
No, there's no setting for birthday notifications in Contacts. Facebook will notify you or the only possible way would be to enter each one manually to your calendar and set a notification for it.
- 12-15-2010, 09:13 PM #3
I have 3 events programmed family Birthdays and Anniversaries in every calendar program I have! The first is a Week Before saying “Soand So's Birthday in 1 week.” and then the day before – “Tomorrow is your Anniversary Dummy,” and the third is the day of.
The best part was the fact that this year my paranoia paid off. My Wife forgot our Anniversary and I didn’t! I So Won!
All I really know is that if I had forgotten............ <<shudder>>.......... I don't want to really think about that now!
So I completely understand the desire to link the Birthdays in Contacts to a Calendar event. Just wish you could do it.
- 12-16-2010, 07:49 AM #4
I am married...I guess I just have a better memory.
Come on now, unless you have a birthday to remember for every single day of the year do you really need to complain about the Contacts list not having notifications for birthdays.
2-3 birthdays every single month can easily be checked on a calendar (and that would be a lot) If its somebody that's important in your life and you can't remember the day of their birthday then their probably not that important. You might also need to set a notification for when Christmas is.
I have my parents, wife, kid and good friends birthdays/anniversaries memorized
Anybody else I would use a calendar...which has notifications.
- 12-16-2010, 01:16 PM #5
- 12-16-2010, 01:23 PM #6
- 12-16-2010, 05:45 PM #7
Frankly it would be easier to keep everything in Outlook Contact's sync tme to Android and then have the Calandar provide a reminder, but it would probably not give me the count down either. Oh well - Mabye in Gingerbread
- 12-16-2010, 06:28 PM #8
- 12-19-2010, 02:35 AM #10