07-12-2014 07:26 AM
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  1. UniZebra's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to make the reminder of the calendar longer than what it is? I think it's about 10 sec long for me and I almost always either miss my appointments or get to them late...
    Thanks in advance!
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    07-04-2014 01:30 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    You mean the native calender right? Try browsing through the calendars in the store.. There are a lot of third party calendars
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    07-04-2014 05:58 PM
  3. UniZebra's Avatar
    yes! which one would you recommend?
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    07-04-2014 07:59 PM
  4. k0de's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to make the reminder of the calendar longer than what it is? I think it's about 10 sec long for me and I almost always either miss my appointments or get to them late...
    Thanks in advance!
    You have dev preview 8.1 installed?

    If yes try Cortana.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-to...minder-cortana
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    07-04-2014 08:01 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Oh man that's a tough question lol... I used one on wp8, not sure which one it was! the calendar on 8.1 doesn't disappoint me so I had removed that one..
    Just do a search in the store, check the reviews and the description.. If you find one that you like yet it doesn't have the option you're looking for then mail the dev :) most of them are very happy to add new features to their apps :) (also check if the app has been updated this year)
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    07-04-2014 08:05 PM
  6. UniZebra's Avatar
    No I haven't yet because of my phone's warranty etc... I have to wait for the official WP 8.1
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    07-04-2014 08:23 PM
  7. UniZebra's Avatar
    Ok thanks I will
    07-04-2014 08:24 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    No I haven't yet because of my phone's warranty etc... I have to wait for the official WP 8.1
    If you're worried about the warranty there is a way around it :P it does take some work tho lol... Install the dev preview (the steps are in the forums), enjoy 8.1 and if you need to bring the phone back to your carrier for some reason just flash the phone back to wp8.0 :D (steps for this are also readily available in the forums)
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    07-04-2014 08:30 PM
  9. k0de's Avatar
    If you're worried about the warranty there is a way around it :P it does take some work tho lol... Install the dev preview (the steps are in the forums), enjoy 8.1 and if you need to bring the phone back to your carrier for some reason just flash the phone back to wp8.0 :D (steps for this are also readily available in the forums)
    Indeed. Thanks to Daniel

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-si...iew-developers
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    07-04-2014 08:39 PM
  10. UniZebra's Avatar
    OMG thanks! :)
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    07-05-2014 08:26 AM
  11. UniZebra's Avatar
    All I can say about WP 8.1 is wow. It's so much better and cooler than the previous version... That being said I still haven't found any good calendar that meets my needs
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    07-05-2014 12:38 PM
  12. timppa_k's Avatar
    Look at Chronos Calendar. It's working quite well. I like it.
    Timppa - L920+WP8.1
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    07-05-2014 12:47 PM
  13. Loco5150's Avatar
    Week view 8.1 is very good for me. Great tile and works great with o365.
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    07-05-2014 12:48 PM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    All I can say about WP 8.1 is wow. It's so much better and cooler than the previous version... That being said I still haven't found any good calendar that meets my needs
    Did you update the phone?? dude you're fast :P
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    07-06-2014 12:16 AM
  15. UniZebra's Avatar
    LOL yes I guess my internet connection is faster than I thought it took about 30 min or so. I really like the notification center though i'm still struggling to find cortana
    07-06-2014 06:22 AM
  16. garymontague's Avatar
    LOL yes I guess my internet connection is faster than I thought it took about 30 min or so. I really like the notification center though i'm still struggling to find cortana
    Cortana is only available in the US at the moment. You can change all the localisation settings to the US to get it if you so wish though

    Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk
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    07-06-2014 06:33 AM
  17. UniZebra's Avatar
    Week view 8.1 is very good for me. Great tile and works great with o365.
    Thanks for your recommendation I just tried Week View 8.1 even though it's a very cool app it still has the same problem that the native calender has
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    07-06-2014 06:39 AM
  18. ven07's Avatar
    Mail the dev for the feature you're looking for :)
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    07-06-2014 11:03 AM
  19. UniZebra's Avatar
    Mail the dev for the feature you're looking for :)
    how can i do that?
    07-06-2014 05:26 PM
  20. Loco5150's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to make the reminder of the calendar longer than what it is? I think it's about 10 sec long for me and I almost always either miss my appointments or get to them late...
    Thanks in advance!
    What if you make the alert sound something thats long? I havent tried this, but in theory if you put an audio file thats 2 minutes long, it should play to the end, right? Settings > ringtones+sounds > reminders and change it to a long audio file and see what happens?

    EDIT: No, just tested it and it does not work.
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    07-07-2014 03:27 AM
  21. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to make the reminder of the calendar longer than what it is? I think it's about 10 sec long for me and I almost always either miss my appointments or get to them late...
    Thanks in advance!
    It won't make the audible reminder any longer, but I find that to keep from missing my daughter's appts, I set the reminder for the day before (which also makes it appear on the lock screen the day before). If I don't hit snooze (allowing me to set another reminder nearer the time) or dismiss, it will stay on the screen until I take action. I always set up the last reminder one hour before the appointment because I'm really bad at time awareness.

    One of the key advantages of using the native calendar is that it will sync with desktop or browser Outlook.

    Note also that with 8.1, you have separate volume controls for apps and notifications. Crank up the volume on the notifications so you're less likely to miss them.

    I'm not sure where you are located, but if you've found Cortana in the apps list, she's also very good at reminders. Tap the search button and then the microphone to give her a vocal request to remind you. The resulting reminder isn't any longer, but you can set multiple reminders... maybe one every 5 minutes?
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    07-07-2014 04:17 AM
  22. UniZebra's Avatar
    @Loco5150 - It doesn't make any difference it plays only 10 sec of it and that's it...
    Last edited by UniZebra; 07-07-2014 at 10:08 AM.
    07-07-2014 09:52 AM
  23. UniZebra's Avatar
    @Nerdy Woman - Well of course there are a lot of alternative ways like the one you mentioned but they do me no good and honestly it shouldn't be that difficult... The most basic phones mange to that without a sweat. I paid a lot for my WP so why shouldn't it be able to do so. WP users suffer enough as it is due to the lack of apps the least thing that MS can do is to give us good and sufficient native apps that. I also find it really stupid that we can't set more than one reminder for an event.
    07-07-2014 10:08 AM
  24. UniZebra's Avatar
    Everyone please go to the link below and vote for a longer reminder tone and ability to set more than one reminder Please VOTE
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    07-07-2014 10:10 AM
  25. timppa_k's Avatar
    No problema with present reminder. If I realy want something explosive I put wake-up with terribly voice.
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    07-07-2014 10:26 AM
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