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I set a reminder on my Google Calendar App and set it as all day, but I never received a notification on my phone. Is that suppose to happen?

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  • Did you find a way to do this? I'd like to know how to get notifications for all-day reminders.
    – woodhead92
    Oct 9, 2017 at 21:02
  • Unfortunately, I have not. What I do now is that I set it to a specific time when I think it would be useful. Oct 11, 2017 at 0:05

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This is the expected behavior per the Google Help Article "Create & change reminders in Google Calendar" which states the following:

You'll only get notifications for reminders that are scheduled for a specific time. If you created an all-day reminder, you won't get a notification for it.

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    that feature is odd - I would expect all reminders to generate notifications
    – beluchin
    Aug 18, 2019 at 23:45
  • In Google Calendar there is also a default time before the meeting that the notification goes out. For example, mine is set to 10 minutes. Since all-day events start at the beginning of the 24 hour period, which would be midnight, sending notifications for all-day events would result in notifications a little before midnight, when most people are asleep. The behavior of not sending notifications for all-day events is very practical.
    – Folk
    Aug 19, 2019 at 12:20
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    @Folk "The behavior of not sending notifications for all-day events is very practical" What is your reasoning behind this statement, besides what you said above? It seems to me as though a reminder on any platform is utterly freaking useless if it doesn't actually remind you!! So what is the point of these "all-day" reminders?!
    – Kenny83
    Dec 28, 2019 at 4:17
  • @Kenny83 Why would I need more reasoning than what I said above? As I stated, "sending notifications for all-day events would result in notifications a little before midnight". Most people are asleep at that time of day, so receiving a notification a little before midnight would be annoying, not useful. The point of "all-day" reminders is to allow someone to keep track of, or make note of, an event that occurs on that day (perhaps yearly like a birthday) when they don't need to tie it to a certain time of day.
    – Folk
    May 29, 2021 at 2:30
  • @Folk If I don't need to receive a notification, I would use an "event" instead (or "task" for things that don't repeat). On the other hand, when I use a REMINDER, I do need to be REMINDED; it's what the name suggests. And yes, there are countless situations where an event doesn't need to be tied to a certain time of day but one needs to be reminded of it. Not all people check the calendar app every day. I rely on notifications for most items, and that's why I mostly use reminders.
    – 41686d6564
    May 31, 2021 at 6:26

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