A List of Things You Can Ask Siri
Siri can make your life easier in so many ways. Here’s a list of things you can say to Siri — and expect to receive a correct answer — most of the time.
What’s Michael’s address?
What is Susan Pink’s phone number?
When is my wife’s birthday?
Show Jennifer’s home email address
Show Jason Jones
Find people named LeVitus
Who is Michael Manning?
My mom is Susan Pink
Jodie Francisco is my sister
Call my brother at work
Set up a meeting at 9
Set up a meeting with Michael at 9
Meet with Lisa at noon
Set up a meeting about hiring tomorrow at 9am
New appointment with Susan Park Friday at 3
Schedule a planning meeting at 8:30 today in the boardroom
Move my 3pm meeting to 4:30
Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am
Add Lisa to my meeting with Jason
Cancel the budget review meeting
About your events
What does the rest of my day look like?
What’s on my calendar for Friday?
When is my next appointment?
When am I meeting with Michael?
Where is my next meeting?
Responding to email messages
Reply Dear Susan sorry about the late payment
Call him at work
Sending email messages
Email Lisa about the trip
Email Jennifer about the change in plans
New email to Susan Park
Mail Dad about the rent check
Email Dr. Manning and say I got the forms, thanks
Mail Lisa and Jason about the party and say I had a great time
Checking email messages
Any new email from Michael today?
Show new mail about the lease
Show the email from Lisa yesterday
Do I have any new messages?
Read my notifications
Locating friends and family
Where is my sister?
Is my wife at home?
Where are all my friends?
Who is here?
Who is near me?
Regarding maps and directions
How do I get home?
Show 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California
Directions to my dad’s work
Show my current location
Show me the Statue of Liberty
Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Regarding local businesses
Find coffee near me
Where is Starbucks?
Find some burger joints in Baltimore
Find a gas station within walking distance
Good Mexican restaurants around here
Sending and replying to text messages (SMS)
Tell Susan I’ll be right there
Send a message to Jason Russell
Send a message to Lisa saying how about tomorrow
Tell Jennifer the show was great
Send a message to Susan on her mobile saying I’ll be late
Send a message to 408 555 1212
Text Jason and Lisa where are you?
Reading text messages (SMS)
Read my new messages
Read it again
Reply that’s great news
Tell him I’ll be there in 10 minutes
Playing music and videos
Play the Light of the Sun
Play Taking Back Sunday shuffled
Play Alicia Keys
Play some blues
Play my party mix
Shuffle my road trip playlist
Creating and finding notes
Note that I spent $12 on lunch
Note: check out that new Alicia Keys album
Find my restaurant note
Create a reading list note
Add Tom Sawyer to my reading list note
Making a phone call
Call Jennifer Wright mobile
Call Susan on her work phone
Call 408 555 1212
Setting a reminder
Remind me to call mom
Remind me to call my mom when I get home
Remember to take an umbrella
Remind me take my medicine at 6am tomorrow
Remind me to pick up flowers when I leave here
Remind me when I leave to call Jason
Remind me to finish the report by 6
What’s Apple’s stock price?
What is Apple’s PE ratio?
What did Yahoo close at today?
How is the Nikkei doing?
How are the markets doing?
What is the Dow at?
Making a FaceTime call
Make a FaceTime call to Michael
Searching the web
Search the web for Bora Bora
Search for vegetarian pasta recipes
Search the web for best cable plans
Google the war of 1812
Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln
Search for news about the World Cup
Bing Alicia Keys
Checking the weather
What’s the weather for today?
What’s the weather for tomorrow?
Will it rain in Cupertino this week?
Check next week’s forecast for Burlington
What’s the forecast for this evening?
How’s the weather in Tampa right now?
How hot will it be in Palm Springs this weekend?
What’s the high for Anchorage on Thursday?
What’s the temperature outside?
How windy is it out there?
When is sunrise in Paris?
Launching an app
Play Angry Birds
Posting to Facebook
Post on Facebook ‘On my way to the beach’
Write on my wall ‘Having a great time in Florida’
Posting to Twitter
Post to Twitter ‘Windows Tablet PC Blog is great!’
Tweet ‘Who are you voting for this election’ hashtag politics
Tweet my location ‘Having fun at the beach!’
Regarding movies and theaters
What movies are coming out this weekend?
What movies are playing near me?
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
Show me reviews of the movie ‘Finding Nemo’
When was the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ released?
Who starred in the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’?
What movie won best picture in 1998?
Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Arlington
Show me good seafood restaurants near me
Table for four in Washington DC Friday Night
Show me football scores from Sunday
When do the Philadelphia Eagles play next?
Which NFL team has the most yards?
Show me the roster of the Denver Nuggets
Show me career statistics for Peyton Manning
More things you can ask Siri
How many calories in a bagel?
What is an 18% tip on $86.74 for four people?
Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?
How long do dogs live?
What is the Gossamer Condor?
What’s the square root of 128?
How many dollars is 45?
What was the Best Picture of 1983?
How many days until Christmas?
How far away is the sun?
When is the next solar eclipse?
Show me the Orion constellation
What’s the population of Jamaica?
How high is Mt. Everest?
How deep is the Atlantic ocean?
What’s the price of gasoline in Chicago?
Only in iOS 8 and 9
When your iPhone is plugged into a power source, you can utter the magic words Hey Siri! and summon Siri hands-free. Siri in iOS 8 and 9 is pretty good at playing Name That Tune. Just ask, What song is this? Siri will reply that she’s listening. Then (usually) after a few moments, she will not only tell you the name of the song but also provide a link to buy it if it’s available (in the iTunes Store, of course).