Location Services

Maximize your location reminder options through this helpful feature

iOS Reminders

It may be one of the oldest app functions in existence, but many iPhone users don't take advantage of the Reminder app as often as they should. That’s a shame, because the iPhone’s reminder system has received so many updates over the years that it arguably rivals any third-party apps specifically designed for reminder purposes.

The app is so feature rich, in fact, that to this day users are discovering wonderful new abilities that allow it to remind you of tasks in very specific locations.

How do I view my Frequent Locations in iOS 8?

iPhones have been tracking your movement for some time now (if you have Location Services turned on). You can see all the places you have visited recently, including duration of your stay. You can view this in list form or see it on a map. Head to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services -> Frequent Locations. Here you can toggle Frequent Locations on/off and see a list of locations. Click on a location to see it on a map with greater detail, including how many visits you've made and for what duration.

Can I add GPS coordinates to contacts on the iPhone?

It might seem like GPS coordinates can be added to a contact on the iPhone, after all when tapping a pin in the Maps app iOS provides the option. The reality is that Contacts only supports storing addresses, not latitude and longitude coordinates. The location that's actually stored in the Contacts app will not be accurate unless the GPS coordinates can be associated with an address.

How can I find a location using GPS coordinates in iPhone Maps?

To look up a specific location using your iPhone, only the latitude and longitude coordinates are needed. If you don't have an address for a place, you can enter the GPS coordinates directly into the Maps location and the location will be displayed.

  1. Open the Maps app.
  2. Tap Search at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Enter the latitude and longitude coordinates in the search bar.
  4. Coordinates can be in decimal degree format or degrees, minutes, seconds.

Here are examples of properly formatted coordinates:

How can I display current iPhone GPS coordinates?

You can use your iPhone's built in GPS to display the latitude and longitude coordinates of your current location. Follow these steps to find your location coordinates in degrees, minutes and seconds:

  1. Make sure that Location Services is ON. Navigate to Settings -> Location Services -> ON
  2. In the list of apps under Location Services, make sure Compass is ON
  3. Press the Home button to exit Settings
  4. Open the Compass app

Your current GPS coordinates are displayed at the bottom of the screen.


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