How to Use Cortana to Set Reminders on Windows 10

Irrespective of how you like to organize and manage tasks, creating reminders is quite an efficient solution. If you have a device running Windows 10, then you can easily use Cortana to set reminders. You can merely trigger her and ask her to create a reminder. For example, use the wake word, “Hey Cortana” and then say “remind me to cut my hair at 5 PM.” Here are some other ways to create basic reminders using Cortana on Windows 10.

Creating basic reminders using Cortana

  1. Launch Cortana.
  2. Click on the menu option on the upper left-hand corner.
  3. Select Reminders or go to the Notebook tab and click on Reminders.
  4. Now, hit the plus icon located at the lower right-hand side.
  5. Fill up all the details.
  6. Add a picture if you want.
  7. Click on the Save button to add the reminder.

Here’s another quick way to set up a reminder from the search bar:

  1. Click on Cortana.
  2. Now, just input the reminder in the search option.
  3. Hit the Enter key to finish adding the task.
  4. Creating Cortana Reminders from Sticky Notes
  5. Click on Sticky Notes
  6. With the help of keyboard or mouse, make a note.
  7. The digital assistant will identify and mark the relevant text in blue.
  8. Select the text you wish to add for creating a reminder.
  9. Now, select the Add Reminder option from the lower portion of the note.
  10. Make the relevant changes.
  11. Hit the Remind button to confirm.

Creating Photo Reminders via Cortana

Handheld gadgets users can snap a photo of any product, a list that is written on paper and set a Cortana reminder. Here is how you can set up a photo reminder:

  1. Launch Cortana.
  2. Click on the menu icon located at the upper left-hand corner.
  3. Now, select Reminders from the list.
  4. Hit the + add new reminder option located at the lower right corner.
  5. Now, select the Add photo option.
  6. Select Camera to snap a picture of the object or list.
  7. Hit the Save button to set the reminder.

Billy Mark is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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