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How to turn on / off reminders and reminder sounds in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2024-07-22

Reminders in Microsoft Outlook are a great tool for keeping track of your commitments. However, it can be inconvenient when they pop up unexpectedly and interrupt your work. This article provides a straightforward guide on how to customize your settings, allowing you to turn reminders and their sounds on or off in Outlook as needed to suit your workflow.


Turn on / off reminders and reminder sounds in Outlook

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This part is a tutorial about how to turn on or off reminders or reminder sounds in Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Click the File > Options.

Step 2: In the Outlook Options dialog box, click Advanced in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the Reminders section:

To turn off all reminders, please uncheck the Show reminders option; and vice versa.

To turn off only the reminder sound, please uncheck only the Play reminder sound option and keep the Show reminders option checked; to turn on the reminder sound, please check the Play reminder sound option.


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I also regularly use this in ringtone. It was very helpful.
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When the reminder goes off how do acknowledge I have seen the reminder without having the reminder continue to play music for 3 minutes. I tend to hit the PC mute button to kill the sound but that results in me forgetting to unmute and I miss my next meeting.
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Thank you!! The "reminders" sound in Outlook 2016 was driving me mad!!
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How do I turn on reminders in my outlook calendar in office 2016/365
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