Many people want to set a default reminder time as per their needs, such that they needn’t constantly change the reminder time. This article will offer two quick methods.
I have discovered that all of my reminders for tasks today are set at 4 PM as default. But the reminders for tomorrow, this week or next week are always at 8 AM. I certainly hope to unify the reminder times irrespective of the due dates. The followings are two effective methods which I’ve attempted.
Change Your Work Hours to Set Reminder Times
Perhaps few people notice that the default reminder time depends on personal work hours. For example, with regard to reminders for today, Outlook sets the default reminder time as the one hour before the end time of work hours. In other words, if your work hours end at 5 PM, the default time is 4 PM. Besides, the reminder time for tomorrow or other future flagged items is always the start time of the work hours as default. Therefore, if you want to change the default reminder time, you should modify work hours at first.
- For a start, head to “File” menu and select “Options” items.
- Then in the popup window of “Outlook Options”, switch to “Calendar” tab. On this tab, you can see that the first item is “Work Hour”.
- Next you are able to change the start date and end date of your work time as per your preference.
- Finally click “OK” to save the Options.
Automatically Add a Reminder to Tasks with a Default Time
The above method just configure a relatively stable reminder time for tasks. You can also opt to automatically add a reminder with a permanently settled time.
- To begin with, go to “File” menu and select “Options” item.
- Then in the subsequent window, switch to “Task” tab.
- Next locate the “Task options”, in which you should mark the checkbox next to the option “Set reminders on tasks with due dates”.
- Later you can set the default time below the option.
- Eventually click “OK” to return to Outlook home page.
Apply Scanpst to Repair Outlook
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