How to Set Up a Reminder in Outlook 2013 & 2016 Calendar


How To Setup Reminders On Top In Outlook Email

Outlook is an application developed by Microsoft which manages personal information of users. It’s a part of Microsoft suite, which is mostly used for sending, receiving and storing emails. Outlook provides various tools like task manager, calendar, contacts, note taking and journal to manage information.

The calendar feature allows users to plan meetings and appointments and is very helpful in tracking important dates. The task feature in Microsoft Outlook can be used to keep a track of all the activities that need to be done. You can store contact information like names, addresses, and numbers of your contacts using the contact feature.

The steps to set reminders are different in Outlook 2013 and 2016. Let’s take a look at How to set up email reminders in Outlook 2013.

How To Set Up A Reminder In Outlook 2013 Calendar

Sometimes, you want to set up reminders on top in Microsoft Outlook so that you don’t skip any crucial appointment or meeting. However, you don’t know the procedure of how to set up a reminder in Outlook calendar for a specified time. Below mentioned are the steps to add a reminder for different items such as meetings, appointments, and email text messages.

For All New Calendar Appointments And Meetings

  • Open the “Microsoft Outlook 2013.”
  • Search for the “Calendar” option, at the bottom left corner.
  • Now, create an appointment with a subject and then, go to reminders option.
  • Afterward, select the reminder date along with the reminder time.
Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook 2013- set the reminder time
  • Now, click on the option “Save & close”.
  • After setting up the reminder, wait for 2-3 minutes for a reminder box to pop up.

For Existing Appointments And Meetings

  • Open the “Microsoft Outlook 2013.”
  • Now, at the bottom left corner to search for “calendar” option.
  • Click and open appointments and meetings.
  • Now, click the “down arrow” button in the reminder list and set the reminder time.
  • Afterward, click on the “save & close” button.
  • Now, wait for 2-3 minutes for a reminder box to pop up.

For Email Messages

  • Open the “Email message.”
  • Click on the “Mail Icon”, at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook - Mail Icon
  • Now, click on the “Home” tab then click on the “Follow Up” option.
Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook - “Follow Up” option
  • Afterward, click on “Add Reminder.”
How To Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook - Add Reminder
  • Select a reminder with due date and time and click on the “OK” button.

Now, let’s just take a look at Microsoft Outlook 2016 and understand how to set up a reminder for different items.

How To Set Up A Reminder In Outlook 2016

The idea behind adding a reminder in Outlook is not to forget about our important meetings and appointments. The procedure of setting-up a reminder in Outlook 2016 is not that difficult. Just follow the below-mentioned steps of how to set up a reminder in Outlook 2016 for a specified time.

For New Calendar Appointments And Meetings

  • Open the “Microsoft Outlook 2016.”
  • Click on the “Calendar Icon” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Now, add a “new appointment” with a subject and then, click on the “reminder” button.
  • After that, select the reminder date and reminder time.
Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook 2016- reminder date and reminder time

For Existing Appointments And Meetings

  • Open the “Microsoft Outlook 2016.”
  • Now, click on the “Calendar Icon” button and open the appointment.
  • Afterward, click on the “down arrow” button in a reminder list and set the reminder time.
Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook 2016- set the reminder time
  • After setting up the date and time, click on the “Save & Close” option.
  • Now, wait for at least 2-4 minutes for a reminder box to appear.

For Email Messages

  • Open the “Microsoft Outlook 2016.”
  • Click on the “Mail Icon” on the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Now, click on the “Home tab” and select “Follow up.”
How To Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook 2016- Follow up.
  • Afterward, click on the “Add Reminder” option and set a reminder date and time.
  • After adding due date and time, click on the “OK” button.
How To Setup Reminder On Top In Outlook 2016- click on the “OK” button

Conclusion

Lastly, it’s so simple, easy and quick to add reminders in Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2016. Just follow the above-mentioned steps and set reminders for your essential appointments, meetings and email messages.

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