1. Panathas's Avatar

    I had the problem with location reminders, that many of you have mentioned here. But when I do it this way it works:
    -Go to Cortana
    -Push the "Hamburger" -> remind me
    -Push the "+" button -> enter a title (dosen't matter what) -> push "next"
    - push "location" -> push "next" (so it searches for you current location)
    -name the location (eg. "home")
    -now it should work, also next time u use this found location (eg. "home") it should work like it is supposed to, by using speech recognition.

    But what's the problem? When you search for locations manually, it finds the location, but something is going wrong. You can check the difference by going your locations.
    When i search manually for a location, the saved location has only the name of the street. But when I do it the described way, it has also the city and postal code.
    Hope this helps some of you.
    Ruslan Botsyurko likes this.
    04-22-2014 03:20 AM
  2. Georgi Ivanov3's Avatar
    I guess the software takes the adress literaly. It doesn't add, let's say 10 meters around the area u have added, so for the reminders to work properly, u have to be in the exact spot on the map. (which is never the case, as the GPS takes +-2 or 3 meters error). Thus, there could be a conflict within Cortana, whether u have arrived on the spot, so it would consider that u havent still arived at your location, even if u did so..
    I suppose presence of internet connectivity for Cortana to launch a reminder is an additional problem, or the software has some error or restriction in checking the present location outside of US..
    04-22-2014 03:45 AM
  3. Djole77's Avatar
    that worked for me. thanks for the tip
    04-22-2014 06:17 AM
  4. Rasetech's Avatar
    Good post, will try that at home. I just saw the difference in the places addresses as you described above.

    Update: It now fired one reminder after i restarted my phone at home.
    Last edited by Rasetech; 04-23-2014 at 01:04 PM.
    04-23-2014 09:39 AM
  5. jleebiker's Avatar
    If I already have these defined and if I get reminders when I arrive at these places, would it be a valid assumption that I have mine defined correctly? I just want to make sure Cortana can truly tell me when it is time to leave for the office or time to go home as some others are enjoying. Thanks!
    04-24-2014 09:52 AM
  6. Rasetech's Avatar
    It simply wont work for me, i defined the place as you described but when i come home nothing happens. When I ask her where i am she tells me the wrong street name (I live at a street corner and she thinks I am in the nearby street). When I open Here Maps its also showing the wrong street number.


    My Home is at Dummystreet 1 but both Maps and Here Maps showing my location with Dummystreet 2. When i ask Cortana where I am she tells me that i am at Teststreet (Street around the corner)

    I assume this is a bug..too bad because I just want to praise the awesomeness of Cortana.
    04-24-2014 10:16 AM
  7. constantinosmi's Avatar
    What I did was to open the maps. Then I found my home on my own, meaning that I did not let the location settings to track my position which showed wrong position as you say, and made that location as a favourite. Last night I tested it and yes it did work! You need to take into account that it requires you to be in an open space to track you the best so that might be the reason why it shows you wrong positions on your map.
    04-24-2014 10:32 AM
  8. c0wb0ycliche's Avatar
    If you manually enter in your addresses and they don't match where Maps shows you, the reminders won't work. So, like you said, my "home" and "work" both are the wrong address - but they are where Maps shows me when I am home and at work. They should create an option where you can "correct" Maps with your address or business locations.

    It doesn't seem like a Cortana bug but rather an accuracy issue with Maps.
    04-25-2014 03:36 PM
  9. Rasetech's Avatar
    Problem is that Maps shows me on slight a different position each time I open it. I know its kinda problem to be inside a building but than they need to add some kind of range around the place to match as was described some posts earlier. I give up trying this now because the location also differs from opening up Maps (Built in Maps not Here Maps) and Cortanas location when I ask her.

    Another opinion could be to check the Wi-Fi i am connected to. Knowing of the limited range of Wi-Fi Cortana could match the location to be my home when I am connected to the Wi-Fi which I use at home.

    Here is some picture of my location in Maps:

    Last edited by Rasetech; 04-26-2014 at 04:14 AM.
    04-26-2014 04:04 AM
  10. jleebiker's Avatar
    I've been using Cortana since release and defines Work and Home via address. For Home, it's BANG on. For Work, it's about 200yd off. The other night when I got home, Cortana asked if I was home. It had the SAME spot on the map. I said yes. She hasn't asked me for Work yet and I've been trying to get her to ask me where work is. I'm going to try this to see if it helps.
    I get to work M-F within about 10 minutes every day. Leaving work can be +- 30min.
    05-01-2014 09:25 AM
  11. bsbharath1987's Avatar
    Like Talderon mentioned in the other thread, the best way to get the location based reminders to work is to add the places to your starred places list. It will then fire the reminders pretty accurately
    05-01-2014 10:28 AM
  12. jleebiker's Avatar
    Like Talderon mentioned in the other thread, the best way to get the location based reminders to work is to add the places to your starred places list. It will then fire the reminders pretty accurately
    Link to the thread? There have been more than a few and I tried searching for a definitive one.
    05-01-2014 11:24 AM
  13. bsbharath1987's Avatar
    Here. Talderon's update on 4/19.
    05-01-2014 01:40 PM

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