Set custom reminders for special occasions

When you add a birthday or anniversary to a contact, Outlook automatically sets reminders on your calendar. This is handy, but Outlook defaults to an 18-hour reminder, for any event, which might not be enough notice to buy a present or plan a celebration. Here’s how you can set a custom reminder to ensure that you have enough time to prepare.

  1. Click Calendar.

    Calendar option from the Navigation Pane

  2. Press CTRL+G, and then select the date of an event for which you want to change the reminder.

  3. Double-click the birthday or anniversary.

  4. In the Open Recurring Item dialog box, click The entire series.

  5. Select a new Reminder time, and click Save & Close.

    change the reminder time for a contact's birthday or anniversary

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