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Jackes1754 02-05-2012 06:42 AM

Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
I was very chuffed to see the tabs for birthday and anniversary dates under each contact.

But I don't know what I'm missing, but I don't get alarm reminders for the birthdays of such contacts ?

tsac 02-05-2012 11:42 AM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
the simple method is to do a clendar add with the date and set the reminder where you want 1 hour to multiple days.

I dont find a method of notification directly from the contact add.

Jackes1754 02-05-2012 12:17 PM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
I thought that must be the case. Just senseless to add the birthday and anniversary to contacts but not giving it a reminder function added to it. Stupid really. Thanks a lot

tsac 02-05-2012 12:19 PM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
Agreed.

Jackes1754 07-09-2012 08:01 AM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
Still no update / change on this ?

Checked my wife's BB Torch again, you add a contact and it automatically adds a calender reminder for the birthday straight out of the contact.

fotnost 07-13-2012 08:15 PM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackes1754 (Post 1782229)
Still no update / change on this ?

Checked my wife's BB Torch again, you add a contact and it automatically adds a calender reminder for the birthday straight out of the contact.

i have been using BlackBerry since 1.5 years now

i had 9700 to being with and then a Torch

and yes I agree earlier when i used to have birthdays in my contacts... it used to be automatically added to the calendar


why???? then the os was 5 and 6 maybe

is it an OS 7 shortcoming? i am 100% sure like this guy mentions here about his wife's Torch - that dates added in contact - birthdays and anniversary would show up as calendar reminders automatically

fotnost 07-13-2012 08:26 PM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jackes1754 (Post 1782229)
Still no update / change on this ?

Checked my wife's BB Torch again, you add a contact and it automatically adds a calender reminder for the birthday straight out of the contact.

so now the little cumbersome workaround... i guess it's because sync of contacts from earlier back is causing an issue

if we would manually enter our contacts, it wouldn't be a problem...

but if you do not have too many contacts or at least not too many important people who's birthdates you want to automatically show up...

try this workaround

1) go to your contacts section and choose a particular contact

2) click the blackberry / menu key and EDIT that contact

3) Scroll down through to the Birthday / Anniversary section and Select either of them and do - DELETE FIELD

4)Save these changes

5)Go back to Contacts - Select Same particular Contact - EDIT

6) Add a date to the birthday field and SAVE

7) now when you go to your calendar - you should have the entry automatically

works on my 9900. do lemme know

i think when we sync contacts from our backup of our old BlackBerry when we buy a new BB... the SYNC Field Mapping might have to do something with it? i am just guessing. i am a novice. But can this be fixed right at the root? while synchronizing contacts?

Jackes1754 08-05-2012 01:51 PM

Re: Bold 9900 - Contact Birthday Reminder
 
Is there anyway to change the time of the reminder from the default midnight, because being waken up in the middle of the night with a birthday reminder ain't much fun either !


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