Alexa is great for helping with digital tasks like online shopping and telling terrible jokes, but Amazon’s assistant can also help you solve your biggest real-world problems, too, like, “Where did I put my keys?”
Let’s say you’re prone to losing track of your wallet, glasses, or keys, or you simply forget where you put important things around your house (like your passport). While Alexa can’t help you locate that which has already been lost, you can get ahead of yourself next time by telling Alexa to remember where you’re planning to put an important item.
To set a reminder, use a command like, “Alexa, remember that my wallet is on the kitchen counter.”
Later, when you’re running around the house looking for your wallet, you can ask, “Alexa, where did I put my wallet?” and Alexa will remind you of whatever location you previously provided.
While we can’t say for certain how long Alexa can remember information like this, it’s still worth the small bit of effort to have the location of important documents or sentimental items saved for later. And, yes, there are still a few things Alexa can help you find even if you never set a reminder, such as your smartphone.
If you don’t want to remind Alexa where you set something down each and every time (or set a reminder elsewhere), we have tips for organising and keeping track of important items you use and carry with you daily — including using Bluetooth or RFID tags to keep track of your stuff.