iPhone reminders have a nice feature where you can remind yourself to do something when arriving or leaving a certain location.

Is it possible to do something similar, but replacing the location trigger with a "person X calls trigger". For example: "Reminder me to tell John that story when John calls."

In general, is there a way to attach additional triggers to reminders?

  • Nope, you can't. Android and Windows Phone only, sadly.
    – owlswipe
    Commented May 4, 2016 at 23:08
  • Is it impossible to do this with 3rd party apps as well?
    – Jonah
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 14:52
  • Yes because iOS does not allow apps to see when someone is calling you. Your carrier could have a way to remind you about something when someone calls you, but that's a long shot.
    – owlswipe
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 22:54

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I don't know of a way but when I need to do this, I change the contact name temporarily. Instead of "John" it would be "Tell John story".

  • Ha, pretty good hack
    – Jonah
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:11
  • Easier if you change the nickname :)
    – JMY1000
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 20:16

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