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How to Use Siri – Full list of Siri Commands for iPhone, iPad, Video

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Below is a comprehensive Siri Commands List (updated for iOS8) for the new Siri Personal Assistant, optimized for mobile Safari browsers. These cool and useful Siri Commands can be used on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad, iPad mini, and the iPod Touch. With this list, you will learn how to use Siri in no time at all. If you find this list helpful, or if you would like to add to our list of top Siri Commands, please use the comments section below. If you want to see Google Voice Search commands for Android phones and tablets, check out our Google Now Commands list. Want to see Microsoft Cortana commands for Windows Phone 8.1? Head over to the Cortana Commands page.

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How to Use Siri

Learning how to use Siri for the first time? Check out our How to Use Siri page to see how to enable Siri, teach Siri your name, change the language Siri uses, and even change Siri’s gender and voice.

Full list of Siri Commands

Define relationships for Siri

  • “Call me Roy”
  • “My wife is ‘Kerry Washington'”
  • “My brother is ‘Justin Bieber'”
  • “‘Alicia Keys’ is my mom”
  • “My boss name is ‘Sean Combs'”
  • “My dad is ‘Andrew Bachelor'”

Ask Siri to search Contacts

  • “When is my wife’s birthday?”
  • “What’s Justin’s address?”
  • “What is my father’s phone number?”
  • “Who is Sean Combs?”
  • “Show Alicia ‘s home email address”
  • “Show Justin Bieber”
  • “Find people named Kardashian”

Ask Siri to make a Phone Call or FaceTime

  • “Call Justin”
  • “Call my wife on mobile”
  • “Call home”
  • “Call my mother on her work phone”
  • “Call 703 555 1212″
  • “Redial last number”
  • “Return missed call”
  • “FaceTime Andrew “
  • “FaceTime audio Andrew “
  • “FaceTime video Andrew “
  • “Check my recent calls”
  • “Check my voice mail”

Ask Siri to Send Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Send a message to my Justin”
  • “Send a message to Sean saying ‘Let’s sign the new record deal tonight'”
  • “Send a message to Kerry on her mobile saying ‘I am running late'”
  • “Text my mom and dad saying ‘Let’s have dinner tomorrow evening'”
  • “Text Sharon and Becky saying ‘Where are you?'”
  • “Send a message to 301 555 1212″

Ask Siri to Read Text Messages (SMS)

  • “Read my new messages”
  • “Read it again”

Ask Siri to Reply to Text Messages

  • “Reply ‘I love you too'”
  • “Reply ‘I will arrive in 10 minutes'”
  • “Call him on mobile”

Ask Siri about Voice Mail

  • “Do I have new voice mail?”
  • “Play my last voice mail”
  • “Play voice mail from Kerry”

Ask Siri to make a FaceTime Call

  • “FaceTime Andrew “
  • “FaceTime audio Andrew “
  • “FaceTime video Andrew “
  • “Make a FaceTime call to Andrew “


Siri Email Commands

Ask Siri to Send Email Messages

  • “New email to Sean Combs”
  • “Email Kerry and Lisa and say ‘I am going out of town this weekend'”
  • “Email mom about the trip”
  • “Mail Justin about the concert tickets”

Ask Siri to Check Email Messages

  • “Check email”
  • “Read my last email”
  • “Do I have any new messages?”
  • “Any new email from my boss today?”
  • “Show the email from Kerry yesterday”
  • “Show new mail about the football game”

Ask Siri to Respond to Email Messages

  • “Reply ‘Hey Kerry, let’s watch Scandal tonight”
  • “Call him at work”

Ask Siri About Messages

“Read my notifications”

Ask Siri to Locate Friends and Family

  • “Where is my wife?”
  • “Is my wife at home?”
  • “Where is my Justin?”
  • “Where are all my friends?”
  • “Who is near me?”

Siri Commands for Calendar

  • “Schedule a meeting with Sean tomorrow at 1 PM”
  • “Schedule a conference call with Justin today at 7 PM”
  • “Schedule a meeting about the new acquisition at 1 PM”
  • “schedule meeting about renovations at 2PM tomorrow in the conference room
  • “Set up a meeting at 10 AM”
  • “Set up a meeting with Brian at 11 AM”
  • “New appointment with Andrew Tuesday at noon”
  • “Meet with Kerry at 6″

Ask Siri to change events

  • “Reschedule 7 PM meeting to 9 PM”
  • “Reschedule my 10 AM meeting today”
  • “Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am”
  • “Move my 2pm meeting to 3:30 PM”
  • “Add Andrew to 3:30 meeting”
  • “Add Alicia to meeting with Andrew”
  • “Cancel the new acquisition meeting”

Ask Siri about your events

  • “What’s on my calendar today?
  • “What’s on my calendar tomorrow?
  • “What’s on my calendar for Friday?”
  • “When is my next meeting”
  • “Where is my next meeting?”
  • “When is my next appointment?”
  • “When am I meeting with Justin?”

Ask Siri to set a Reminder

  • “Remind me to check the mailbox”
  • “Remember to stop by the bank”

Time based reminders

  • “Remind me to call mom at 7 PM”
  • “Remind me to walk the dogs at 7am tomorrow”
  • “Remind me to leave work at 4 PM”

Location based reminders

  • “Remind me to water the flowers when I get home”
  • “Remind me to stop by the dry cleaners when I leave work”
  • “Remind me to call Kerry when I leave”

Ask Siri to Create and Find Notes

  • “Create note: Door pass code is one two three two”
  • “Note that I spent $25 on dinner”
  • “Create song list note
  • “Find my song list note”
  • “Add Alicia Keys to my song list note”

Time and Alarm Functions

Ask Siri to set or change Alarms

  • “Set an alarm for 7 AM”
  • “Wake me up tomorrow at 5 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekdays at 6 AM”
  • “Wake me up on weekends at 10 AM”
  • “Wake me up in 3 hours”
  • “Change my 7 AM alarm to 6:30 AM”
  • “Show all alarms”
  • “Turn off my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Delete my 6:30 alarm”
  • “Turn off all alarms”

Ask Siri to check the time

  • “What time is it?”
  • “What is today’s date?”
  • “What time is it in New York?”
  • “What time is it in Belgium?”
  • “What’s the date this Friday?”

Ask Siri to use a Timer

  • “Set the timer for 10 minutes”
  • “Show the timer”
  • “Reset the timer”
  • “Stop the timer”
  • “Resume the timer”
  • “Change timer”


Ask Siri for Maps and Directions

  • “How do I get home?”
  • “Directions to home”
  • “Directions to my Sean’s home”
  • “Take me to my wife”
  • “Show my current location”
  • “Show me Union Station”
  • “Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania”

Ask Siri about Local Businesses

  • “Find pizza near me”
  • “Find Starbucks near me”
  • “Good Mexican restaurants near me”
  • “Find a gas station near me”
  • “Show me the closest hospital”
  • “Show ATMs near me”
  • “Show me the nearest WiFi hotspots”


Siri Commands: How to play Music using Siri

  • “Play Jazz music”
  • “Play exercise playlist”
  • “Play work playlist”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic'”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic’ shuffled”
  • “Play Alicia Keys”
  • “Play ‘Love Never Felt So Good'”
  • “Pause music”
  • “Stop music”
  • “Resume music
  • “Skip track”
  • “Play previous track”
  • “What music is playing?”
  • “Play Alicia Keys on iTunes radio”

Ask Siri about the Weather

  • “What’s the weather like today?”
  • “What’s the temperature outside?”
  • “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
  • “What’s the forecast for this weekend?”
  • “How’s the weather in Paris right now?”
  • “Will it rain in Miami this week?”
  • “Check next week’s forecast for New York”
  • “What’s the high for Miami on Friday?”
  • “When is sunrise in London?”
  • “When is sunset in Portland?”

Ask Siri to check Stocks

  • “How is the stock market doing today?”
  • “What is the Dow at?”
  • “Where is the Nasdaq at today?”
  • “Show me the stock information for Microsoft”
  • “What is Apple’s stock price?”
  • “What did Microsoft close at today?”
  • “What is Sony’s PE ratio?”

Ask Siri to search the Web

  • “Search the web for best Windows tablets”
  • “Search for baked chicken recipes”
  • “Search the web for best smartphones”
  • “Search for news about the November Elections”
  • “Search Google for Siri commands”
  • “Search Google for top jazz albums”
  • “Google upcoming tablets”
  • “Search Wikipedia for Steve Jobs”
  • “Search Bing for upcoming movies”
  • “Bing upcoming smartphones”
  • “Search Twitter for Tech Blog Tv
  • “Search Yahoo for what’s happening in China”

Ask Siri to search the Web for Images

  • “Search for images of dogs”
  • “Search for images of Washington DC”
  • “Search for images of Microsoft Surface”

Ask Siri to Launch an App

  • “Play Angry Birds”
  • “Open Music”
  • “Launch Spotify”

Ask Siri to Change Phone Settings

  • “Turn on airplane mode”
  • “Turn on Wi-Fi”
  • “Turn on Bluetooth”
  • “Turn on ‘do not disturb'”
  • “Turn on flashlight”
  • “Turn up brightness of display”
  • “Display privacy settings”
  • “Is Bluetooth on?”
  • “Open Phone Settings”

Ask Siri to Change App Settings

  • “Open music settings”
  • “Open mail settings”
  • “Open Twitter settings”

Ask Siri to Post to Facebook

  • “Post on Facebook ‘On my way to the beach'”
  • “Write on my wall ‘Having a great time in Florida’

Ask Siri to Post to Twitter

  • “Tweet I love my iPhone 6 plus hashtag iPhonee”
  • “Tweet visit TechRanker.net
  • “Post to Twitter ‘Chip Kelly is awesome!'”
  • “Tweet ‘Who are you voting for this election’ hashtag politics”
  • “Tweet my location ‘Having fun in Miami!'”
  • “Search Twitter for best WordPress tips”
  • “What’s trending on Twitter”

Ask Siri about Movie Theaters

  • “What movies are coming out this weekend?”
  • “What movies are playing near me?”
  • “Find movie theaters in McLean, VA”
  • “Find movie theaters near my office”
  • “What are the best movies playing right now?”
  • “What R-Rated movies are playing?”
  • “What action movies are playing”

Ask Siri about Movies

  • “Show me reviews of the movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow'”
  • “Show me ratings for ‘Edge of Tomorrow'”
  • “Play the trailer for ‘Edge of Tomorrow'”
  • “Who directed “Captain America Winter Soldier?”
  • “When was the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ released?”
  • “Who starred in the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’?”
  • “What movie won best picture in 1998?”
  • “How many movies has Samuel Jackson been in?”

Ask Siri about Restaurants

  • “Show me restaurant information for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington”
  • “I need a reservation tonight at Cheesecake Factory tonight”
  • “Show me good seafood restaurants near me”
  • “Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night”

Ask Siri about Sports

  • “Show me football scores from Sunday”
  • “Show me NFL standings”
  • “When do the Philadelphia Eagles play next?”
  • “Show me the Philadelphia Eagles season schedule”
  • “Which NFL team has the most yards?”
  • “Show me the roster of the Denver Nuggets”
  • “Show me career statistics for Nick Foles”


Math Commands

  • “What is 71 x 2?”
  • “What is 2 to the 8th power?”
  • “What is the square root of 144?”
  • “How many ounces in a cup?”
  • “How much is $100 in Canadian dollars?”
  • “What is the tip on $220?”

Ask a question using Wolfram Alpha

  • “What’s the price of gasoline in Washington, DC?”
  • “How tall is Justin Beiber?”
  • “How many calories in a soda?”
  • “How far away is the Moon?”
  • “What’s the population of India?”
  • “How many days until Thanksgiving?”
  • “What are the properties of chartreuse?”
  • “What is the nutritional information for a bowl of Cheerios?”
  • “Earthquakes, Hawaii, 1985″
  • “cumulonimbus cloud”
  • “How many degrees are in 3 radians?”
  • “What is the wavelength of 500MHz?”
  • “What is the molecular structure of corundum?”
  • “What notes are in a B minor chord?”
  • “What is “No school tomorrow” in Morse Code?”
  • “What is the molecular weight of caffeine?”

Accessibility

  • Show Accessibility Settings
  • Turn on Voice Over
  • Turn Off Voice Over

Share your Tips on How to Use Siri

Know of any cool and useful Siri Commands List not listed above? Share them with us by using this contact form and or share them in the comments section below. Also check out the Siri Commands video below. The video contains some additional tips on how to use Siri.

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80 comments

  1. This post is worth everyone’s attention. How can I find out more?

  2. When Using voice dictation (not Siri), how do I get it to either delete the last word, or send the text message if I didn’t use Siri to initiate the text message?

  3. any way to factory reset iphone 5c only using voice commands to siri? touch pad is busted and I need to reset.
    thanks

    • If the device is plugged into power with the new 8.0.2. update I assume,) you can just say “hey Siri” and speak your command.

      • tried that and I say “factory reset phone” and a window then pops up and says I have no sim card (which I don’t) and I then would have to touch the screen OK. Touch screen broken so cant do that. Any other suggestions?
        thanks

  4. I asked Siri “do you want to go on a date?” and she replied: “I’d love to, but I lack corporeal form.”. :-)

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about click here. Regards

  6. One time I read that suicide was illegal in the US and I was curious and wanted to know if it was true, so I asked Siri and instead of answering she asked if I wanted to call a Suicide Hotline. Obviously I said no but she dialed it anyway.

  7. Hi! my friend does not know how to increase the size of words when she is reading something on her iphone. Her eyesight is very bad. Could you please send me how she can do it? Thank you.

  8. You can also ask Siri which flights are overhead and she/he will show you a list of flights flying over your location at that moment.

  9. I was at a Luke Bryan concert yesterday and dropped my iphone 5s down 2 very large flights of stadium steps. while my iphone did not crack (my some miracle) the hardware is completely shot and the screen isn’t working. However, I can still receive updates, texts, phone calls and all other things, I just can’t use the screen. Does anyone know of a way to get siri to send an email with pictures or to get her to back up my phone since I can’t manually do it ?

  10. I told Siri that I loved her and she said, “That’s sweet, Dan, but it’s not meant to be.” She is great at, “Find me a recipe for…”

  11. My iOS 7 Siri on my iPad is absolutely horrible I so prefer the artificial intelligence of my Siri of yesterday!

  12. ………………………Who has more time on their hands, apple for anticipating and then programming those questions and responses, you for figuring em all out, or me for watching this video???????

  13. Thanks! This is pretty handy for my iPhone 5c! =)

  14. “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

    42? That can’t be right.

    I was seriously rolling…. :-)

  15. THANK YOU!!! Just got an iPhone 5c (never had Siri before) and this is EXACTLY the list I need! Thank you so much for taking the time to create this post! You have help not only me but my techno-illiterate mother as well :)

  16. Thanks a lot Frannz for this huge list of commands for SIRI, Easy to kill my time with siri though :)

  17. Ask Siri “What does the fox say?” … You’ll get 3 different responses. Hilarious.

  18. Can I use Siri to add text to family photos. I want to record family history by using my iPad to capture documents and photos etc, and speak the accompanying text to be saved with each individual image. Is there an app for this perhaps?

  19. How do I get Siri to call me by name when I use her?

  20. With the brother and sister command. How do you add brother or sister if you have multiple. Coz Siri can only remember 1 each? In there a way to make Siri recognize multiple brothers or sisters?

  21. If you could name your Photographs, it would be pretty cool if Siri could retrieve a certain picture for you, by its namesake. Would save loads of time too.

  22. no. 1 is awesome .

  23. my father can’t see much so Siri is great for writing emails; but can you get it to read the draft back to him, please before sending?

    • Yes. Turn on VoiceOver in Settings > General > Accessibility. Learning VoiceOver takes some doing. I would google for some instruction since the phone will operate different but gives great feedback. Additionally, without VoiceOver on, using headphones gives certain audible feedback as well.

  24. Is there a way to ask Siri to put on Passcode On ?

  25. This is a good list, but I must add for amusement sake that you can ask siri some rather lude questions, for which I will not give examples due to mixed company, but if you’re curious, come up with some of the most inappropriate things you can ask Siri and see what kind of witty retorte you get. Even just try saying “I love you” or “What are you wearing?” lol

  26. After dictating a text message, when Siri cuts you off, you can use the Append command such as

    “Append So please give me a call to discuss”

    and siri will add ” so please give me a call to discuss” to the message.

    If you have more than one reminder categories, you can say

    “Add Bananas to my groceries list”

    This is particularly great if you use any list and want to add items to lists without launching the Anylist app.

  27. I am trying to find out a complete set of Siri commands in Spanish. Can you or anyone point me in the right direction? It is for someone who is sight impaired but is Spanish-speaking. Thanks.

  28. nice and well done.
    useful info.

  29. wow , helps in commanding siri something new.

  30. Is there any way to update a location for a company that has moved I wanted to go to Tandy Leather Factory in Las Vegas NV and sent me. To the old location I realized halfway there what she was doing and updated to the new location

  31. Can Siri “ON” I want to be able to ask her the time in the middle of the night. When I asked Siri if she could “stay on” she said ” I can’t find a hotel nearby”

  32. I once asked Siri “How do you get to Carnegie Hall,” and she responded “Practice, practice, practice.” Now, she just gives directions to Carnegie Hall. No fun

  33. Siri is also helpful, for example, if you are having a text conversation with an intelligent person who uses big words, and you might not know the definition of a particular word every once in a while. I can quickly hold down on the home button and ask Siri “definition of ubiquitous” and she immediately shows the definition (without having to search the web for it) and I can quickly respond to the text without appearing to be a moron. :)

  34. Please add an entry about dictating punctuation to Siri. I don’t know all the available punctuation marks. For example, is there a way to dictate an opening and closing parenthesis?

    • Great suggestion. I’ll add this the next time I update the list.

    • Yes, simply say “open parenthesis” and “close parenthesis” at the precise moment during dictating when you want them inserted. Same with “colon,” “semicolon,” “comma,” “ellipsis” (“dot dot dot” also works), “open quote,” “close quote,” “hyphen,” (speak “high hyphen tech” to get “high-tech,” “dash,” and just about any other punctuation marks you can think of work this way. Good annunciation, of course, is important. One funny drawback to doing this A LOT is that I’ve occasionally found myself saying “comma” mid-sentence while having a face-to-face conversation with someone. LOL.

  35. What are the properties of chartreuse?
    What is the nutritional information for a bowl of Cheerios?
    Earthquakes, Hawaii, 1985
    cumulonimbus cloud
    How many degrees are in 3 radians?
    What is the wavelength of 500MHz?
    What is the molecular structure of corundum?
    What notes are in a B minor chord?
    What is “No school tomorrow” in Morse Code?
    What is the molecular weight of caffeine?

  36. When I ask siri to remind me of something my old iphone 4s would repeat the question and ask what time would i like to be reminded. my replacement phone doesn’t why not

  37. I was sending an email on siri, but it must not have been sent and it disappeared. Is there a draft somewhere on the phone?

    • When I Googled about this a while back, I saw that Siri doesn’t save drafts. If you asked Siri to send an email and it was never received, I’m afraid that your email is lost. I suggest that you ask this question in the Apple Support Forums to find out for certain.

    • In iOS 7, just press and hold the Siri button again and scroll up the page. At least you won’t have to retype because the words will be there.

  38. Is there a way to turn OFF shuffle or repeat with Siri? When I’m driving, I want to play an album from start to finish without repeat and without shuffling. But if my last settings were with shuffle or repeat turned on, when I ask siri to play an album or an artist, those settings are carried over. It’s maddening that I cannot do this.

    • Is it possible to send a text message without actually clicking the send button?

    • Yes! I have iPhone 5 and if I hold the home button, Siri will come on and is send a message to Dennis. She will tell you she found it, what do i want to say, I tell her and she says do you want me to send it!

    • Yes, someone please chime in on this. I can’t figure out how to turn off the shuffle function either.

    • When I word the command “Play album Paradise Theater,” Siri plays it without shuffle even if I had it on previously. This also works for playlists, I just say “Play Car Trip.” Just tested by turning on shuffle to be sure, and in both cases it turned off the shuffle setting.

  39. I pay my parking via my iphone but is does not automatically stop when I drive away. Can Siri remind me to stop parking when I return to the parking place?

    • Yes, you can set reminders for when you arrive at or leave a location you have added, eg “remind me to … when I leave work”

      • This feature can be used for just about any location. I’ve entered the address of my usual grocery store and occasionally tell Siri “remind me to get milk and eggs when I am at Bottom Dollar Grocery Store.” When I’m within a block of the store she reminds me. Or, “remind me to renew my driver’s license when I am at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. As long as the particular BMV I frequently drive by (and continually forget to go in and renew) is entered in my contacts with an address, as I drive within a block of it the next time I’m passing by, she’ll note how close I am to it and remind me.

  40. Is there a way to get siri to ” Call mom on Speaker”?

  41. There’s “tell a joke command”.

  42. Mine wont tell me the date or time, says it doesn’t know for my address

  43. Thanks for these. Just got my 4S today, and your list is a very good introduction. Looks exhaustive. 

  44. Suddenly the command “Read my new message” will SOMETIMES result in a reading of my last OUTGOING message.  I can’t find a solution to this.  Am I the only one?

  45. Where is the funny commands list?

  46. Cool siri commands bro… but are these all siri commands though?

    • Emandhannahshow Em12

      No. I have a 4S of my own and u can ask her a whole slew of things. If u saw a random, awkward question, she say the funniest things.

  47. This is great list of comands thanks!

  48. This is the best full list of Siri Commands I have found that formats nicely on my phone.  You should add a special list of funny Siri Commands.

  49. Great post, thanks! I really want to know some more funny names for Siri to call me. Also, when will Siri work on my iPad? Wehn will Siri work on Android?

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