How to Make an Alert on an iPhone

By Kay Ireland

Have alerts for events appear on your iPhone to further organize your life. Set alerts reminding you to pay bills, keep your schedule open for an upcoming dentist appointment or any number of other events you don't want to forget about. Using the iPhone calendar, you can define events and make alerts so you don't miss any important events or appointments.

Step 1

Tap the "Calendar" app on your iPhone's home screen.

Step 2

Tap the day you want to create an alert for. If you've already created an alert on that day, a small dot will appear under the date. When the date is highlighted in blue, touch the "Add" button, denoted by a plus sign, in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 3

Tap "Title Location" to enter a name for the event. Tap the "Title" field, then use the onscreen keyboard to type a name for the event. This is the text will appear when the alert appears on the screen, so ensure it is accurate. Tap the "Location" field, then use the onscreen keyboard to provide a location for the event you are being alerted about. Tap "Done" in the upper-right corner of he screen when you are finished.

Step 4

Touch "Starts Ends" to enter details about the events start time. You can also enter an end time, but it not necessary. Tap "Done" after you've entered the appropriate information.

Step 5

Select how often you'd like the alert to repeat. For example, if the alert is a reminder to pick your daughter up from dance class every Monday, select "Every Week" and you'll only have to set the alert once. Tap "Done" in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 6

Touch "Alert" to select when you want the alert to appear. You can choose anything from five minutes prior to two days before, or you can receive an alert on the day of the event. You may want to remind yourself to pick up your prescription 10 minutes before you need to, but remind yourself of a soccer tournament two days in advance. Tap "Done" when you are finished.

Step 7

Tap the Notes field at the bottom of the screen to add notes about the alert, if necessary. Tap "Done" when you are finished typing in any notes. Tap "Done" again to save the alert.