Siri: 150 Examples Of What You Can Ask Apple’s Personal Assistant

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Siri is one of my favorite Apple products. In fact, I’ve been using it since before the Apple acquisition. But even though I’ve been using Siri for several years now, I just realized how many voice commands I could issue that I had no idea about. That’s because Apple just released an awesome new website for Siri that breaks everything down for you. I’ve gone through the site and picked out the commands I—and perhaps you—didn’t know about already (and I’ve bolded them below to make them easy to find). You’ll also find other things you can tell/ask Siri here as well as this is a pretty comprehensive list.

Communications

  1. “Tell Jim ‘I’ll be right there’”
  2. “Any new mail from Pam?”
  3. “What’s trending on Twitter?”
  4. “Call back my last missed call”
  5. “Find tweets with the hashtag TheOffice”
  6. “Where is Stanley?” — Siri can locate contacts signed into the Find My Friends app.
  7. “Tweet ‘Tan everywhere Jan everywhere hashtag Jamaica’”
  8. “Michael Scott is my brother” — Tell Siri how you are connected to people.
  9. “Learn to pronounce Phyllis Lapin-Vance” — Teach Siri how to correctly pronounce names of contacts.
  10. “Tweet with my location ‘Scranton is awesome’”
  11. “Post to Facebook ‘You’ve got to eat at Chilis while singing about baby back ribs’”
  12. “Text Angela ‘Can’t wait exclamation point smiley’”
  13. “Read my last message from Andy”
  14. “FaceTime Ryan”
  15. “Call Dwight at work”
  16. “Do I have any new voicemail?”
  17. “Call 911”
  18. “Do I have any new texts from Darryl?”
  19. “Reply ‘Thanks for the update’” — Siri, as a dictator 😉
  20. “Redial last number”
  21. “Play the last voicemail from Creed”
  22. “Get my call history”
  23. “When did Jan call me?”
  24. “Reply ’Ryan started the fire’” — Reply to texts using Siri.
  25. “Do I have any emails about the sales convention?”
  26. “Do I have any new email?”
  27. “Siri, should I call Kelly?” — Ask Siri for silly advice.
  28. “Send Kevin an email about the stinky shoes”

On The Town

  1. “Make a reservation at a romantic Italian restaurant tonight at 8 PM”
  2. “What time does Whole Foods open?”
  3. “I’m running low on gas”
  4. “Where do you live?”
  5. “What planes are flying above me?”
  6. “Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?”
  7. “What’s the best restaurant in Laramie?”
  8. “I need some aspirin”
  9. “How are the reviews for Bob and Tony’s Pizza in Estes Park?”
  10. “Find coffee near me”
  11. “Where’s a good hair salon?”
  12. “What’s my ETA?”
  13. “Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside”
  14. “I need a good plumber”
  15. “Find a table for four tonight in Lincoln”
  16. “Where am I?”
  17. “Are we there yet?”

Answers

  1. “Do I need an umbrella today?”
  2. “How is the Dow Jones doing?”
  3. “When is daylight saving time?”
  4. “What does the fox say?” – You might not want to ask this…
  5. “What’s the latest in Denver?” – See the latest social media updates.
  6. “What’s the square root of 6?”
  7. “How’s Ford’s stock today?”
  8. “How high is Mount Everest?”
  9. “What’s an 14% tip on $56?”
  10. “Did the groundhog see its shadow?”
  11. “When is sunset in Seattle?”
  12. “What’s the population of Montana?”
  13. “What’s the temperature outside?”
  14. “What’s the UV Index outside?”
  15. “Is it going to rain next week?”
  16. “Compare AAPL and the NASDAQ”
  17. “How’s the weather tomorrow?”
  18. “Pick a card, any card”
  19. “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
  20. “What time is it in Tokyo?”
  21. “When was George Washington born?”
  22. “Show me the constellation Orion”
  23. “What’s the high for Dallas on Wednesday?”
  24. “Is it hot in Montgomery right now?”
  25. “How many calories in a bagel?”
  26. “What day is it?”
  27. “What’s the meaning of life?”
  28. “How many dollars is €97?”

Organization

  1. “What does the rest of my day look like?” — See upcoming calendar items.
  2. “Set up a meeting with Nellie at 11:30”
  3. “Where’s my next meeting?”
  4. “Remember to new copier next Friday”
  5. “Cancel my meetings on Friday”
  6. “Add Gabe to my 3:30 meeting on Thursday” — Siri can send calendar invites.
  7. “Turn off all my alarms”
  8. “When am I meeting with Oscar?”
  9. “Remind me to swing by new condo at 7 PM”
  10. “Set an alarm for 8 AM every Monday”
  11. “Add Becoming Steve Jobs to my Books list” — Add items to lists you’ve created in the reminders app.
  12. “Wake me up at 5 AM tomorrow”
  13. “Remind me to call Pete when I get home” — Set location-based reminders.
  14. “Set the timer for 10 minutes”
  15. “Read my chores to-do list”
  16. “Add oranges to my grocery list”
  17. “Move my 1 PM appointment to 4:30”
  18. “Remind me to return Roy’s car keys tomorrow morning”
  19. “Note ‘I spent $8 on breakfast’”

Entertainment

  1. “What movies are playing today?”
  2. “Show me the trailer for Star Wars”
  3. “Buy the latest season of New Girl”
  4. “Buy this song” – Use Siri to purchase music from iTunes you discovered on Shazam.
  5. “How are the reviews for Interstellar?”
  6. “I like this song” – Tell Siri you like a song playing on iTunes Radio to hear more like it.
  7. “Who sings this?” – Let Siri tell you what song is playing nearby.
  8. “Tell me a story”
  9. “Play Nuthin by Lecrae”
  10. “Get the latest Walter Isaacson book”
  11. “Where is Furious 7 playing around here?”
  12. “What are some G movies playing this afternoon?”
  13. “What movie theaters are nearby?”
  14. “Download the Lifehacker podcast”
  15. “Who starred in You, Me and Dupree?”
  16. “Play” – Have Siri play music from your library.
  17. “Sing me a song”
  18. “Buy season two of Turn”
  19. “How are the ratings for Star Trek?”
  20. “Add this track to my wish list” – Try this while listening to iTunes Radio.
  21. “Who won best picture in 2005?”
  22. “Read me a haiku”
  23. “Skip” – Skip a song you don’t like.
  24. “Play the latest NPR podcast”
  25. “Can you recommend a movie?”
  26. “Play my Rock station”
  27. “Get the new Andy Mineo album”
  28. “Find books by Ravi Zacharias”
  29. “Find some cat videos”
  30. “Are there any 3D movies playing around here?”
  31. “Do people like Never Lose Focus?”
  32. “What’s the movie American Sniper about?”
  33. “Pause”
  34. “Shuffle my Dance Dance playlist”

Sports

  1. “Who won the Super Bowl?”
  2. “When does the NHL season start?”
  3. “When are the NBA Finals?”
  4. “Who has the most touchdowns?”
  5. “How many regular-season games does each MLB team play?”
  6. “Where is Coors Field?”
  7. “Who won the baseball game?”
  8. “Who do the Denver Broncos play on February 31?”
  9. “When is the Colorado Rapid’s next home game?”
  10. “When does the football season start?”
  11. “What are the most popular sports in America?”
  12. “Is there an NBA game today?”
  13. “Did the Colorado Rockies win?”
  14. “What basketball teams play today?”

iPhone Commands

  1. “Get the app Evernote”
  2. “Turn on Airplane mode”
  3. “Is Bluetooth on?”
  4. “Open my Facebook settings”
  5. “Turn on Do Not Disturb”
  6. “What can you help me with?” – Let Siri tell you what she can do.
  7. “Call me Al” – Tell Siri what nickname you’d like to be called.
  8. “Find recipe apps”
  9. “Hey Siri” – If you’re iPhone is plugged in, activate Siri with your voice.
  10. “Roll the dice”
  11. “What languages do you speak?”
  12. “Learn to pronounce my name”
  13. “Flip a coin”
  14. “What are you doing?”
  15. “Take a picture”
  16. “Make the screen brighter”
  17. “Where is the Royal Gorge?”

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