Siri can schedule appointments, call your friends, read your text messages to you, play back your music, and much more. Apple recently updated Siri's webpage with more details on the different commands. Today, we've got a quick set up guide for using Siri, plus a list of features that Apple's virtual assistant can perform if you already know how to use it.
Set up Siri
- Open the Settings app.
- Select General from the menu.
- Select Siri from the list of available options.
- Turn the toggle switch on.
- Optionally, turn on the toggle switch for "Hey Siri" to use the feature hands-free when it is connected to a power source.
- Select "My Info" to add your contact details to Siri's database.
Once activated, to use Siri, simply hold the Home button on the iPhone (or iPad) until the microphone icon appears, or simply say, "Hey Siri" when your iPhone is connected to power. On the Apple Watch, you can hold the Digital Crown to bring up Siri, or just say "Hey Siri" immediately after raising your wrist or tapping the screen to wake up the watch.
Siri can perform a variety of tasks to make your life easier. Below is a list of phrases that you can use to make the most of your virtual assistant
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CalendarSiri can schedule events, make changes to your calendar, and even check your daily appointments.
To check your schedule say, "what am I doing today (or tomorrow, or this weekend)?"
To add an appointment say, "make an appointment" or "schedule a meeting." Then, Siri will ask what time the meeting is. When ready, she will ask you to confirm that you want the appointment added to your calendar.
RemindersYou can have Siri remind you to do just about anything simply by saying, "remind me to..." She will create the reminder and ask you to confirm. You can add a time or a place to any reminders you schedule with Siri to get a reminder at a certain time or while at a specific location that's in your address book. For example, you can tell Siri "Remind me to pick up milk at 10 a.m.," and you'll get a 10 a.m. reminder to get milk.
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NotesYou can have Siri take a note for you by saying, "Take a note." When she tells you she is ready, begin talking and she will transcribe the information and save it in the Notes app for you.
ClockSiri will activate many features of your Clock app, including setting an alarm, turning on or off an alarm, deleting one or all of your alarms, and setting a timer. Just ask and the virtual assistant will comply.
ContactsYou can tell Siri who people are in relation to you by adding the information under your contact info. Ask Siri to assign a relationship by saying something like, "Michael is my brother." You can also use words like "mom" or "dad" to describe someone.
You can add custom titles for such relationships as "boyfriend" or "father in law."
- Open the Contacts app.
- Select your contact.
- Tap "Edit" in the upper right corner of the screen
- Select "Add related names."
- When a form field appears, Parent will be the default label. Tap the label.
- Scroll down to "Add Custom Label" and enter whatever you want
- When finished, assign that label to a contact
Once identified, you can ask Siri to contact people based on their relationship to you. For example, you could say, "Text my wife," or "call the babysitter."
WeatherAsk Siri what the weather is like to see the current conditions wherever you are or in another location. You can also ask for a future day's forecast, including a specific time. Siri will even give you specific information on the current weather. You can ask "Is it hot outside?" and she'll let you know based on the temperature. Siri can tell you if it's raining, if it's foggy, or if it's humid.
Open an AppSiri will open any app you have on your iOS device. She is fairly good at figuring out what you meant, so if you don't remember the full name, don't worry.
NotificationsYou can ask Siri to check your notifications for you. Not only will the virtual assistant tell you what notifications you have received, but she will also read them off to you in order.
MessagesWhen you ask Siri to send a message for you, she will ask whom to send it to. Then, she will ask what you wish to send and when you're finished she will ask to confirm the message and send it.
Siri can also check to see if you have received any new text messages. If you ask, she can also read them to you.
She can read new messages from a specific person, as well. Say, "Read all messages from my mom," or a name, and Siri will read all unread messages from that specific person and ask if you would like to reply.
Just like with messages, Siri will identify all emails from a specific person that are in your inbox. Say, "Read all emails from David" and she will read the subject line for all emails in your inbox from that contact.
StocksSiri is a market watcher. The personal assistant can check on an individual stock. Just ask to see the stock information for a specific company and she will show you an overview of that day's numbers.
You can also get a summary of an entire stock exchange. Siri follows NASDAQ, NYSE, FTFE, Nikkei, and more.
iTunesSiri can also playback your iTunes music. You can ask her to play a specific song, an artist's catalogue, or a particular album. Siri can also play you a specific genre, like rock, or a Playlist. If you wish to play any of these categories in shuffle mode, simply add "Shuffle" to the end of your request.
Siri has access to all of your playback controls, including pause, play, stop, and skip. She is a veritable deejay.