15 minutes is too early for Microsoft Outlook 2016 to remind me that I have a meeting at 9:00am. Let me have 10 more minutes of peace! You can change the default amount of time before it will alert you before a calendar appointment or meeting.
- In Outlook, select “File” > “Options“.
- Choose “Calendar“.
- In the “Calendar options” section, change the “Default reminders” to 10 minutes, 5 minutes, or whatever. Select “OK” when you have made your selection.
Why isn’t this setting working for me? It seems to reset back to 15 minutes.
Some users have reported having to close and restart Outlook for this change to take effect. Others have reported that they have to restart their entire computer. Give a restart a try if this setting doesn’t stick.