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

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. We regularly update this page with new questions to ask Siri.

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

Siri Questions, Siri Commands, How to Use Siri

Apple Music Siri Commands

Here are some Apple Music Siri Commands we have found so far. More to come.

  • “Play Born to Run
  • “Play the top rock songs now”
  • “Play the most popular song from June 2014″
  • “Play the song from Selma
  • “Play top song from 1999″

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”

Siri Questions For 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”

Siri Questions 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”

Siri Sports Questions

  • “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 your Siri Questions 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.

About Quentin Moore

Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Blog TV. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.

101 comments

  1. Your text commands are rather verbose. It’s not necessary to be so explicit. The commands can be much simpler. E.g.:

    “Tell Justin that this is a test message”
    “Tell Sean Let’s sign the new record deal tonight”
    “Tell Kerry’s mobile I am running late”
    “Tell my mom and dad Let’s have dinner tomorrow evening”
    “Ask Sharon and Becky Where are you?”
    “Tell 301 555 1212 this is a test message″

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