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Siri Punctuation Tips for E-Mail, Text Messages and Notes

Part of the Siri For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Don’t forget to verbal give punctuation commands when dictating to Siri. Here’s a thorough list of what you can say. They're great time savers when you're on the go!

Siri Text Punctuation Commands
When You Say This Siri Adds This
"period" or "dot" .
"ellipsis" or "dot dot dot" ...
"dash" or "hyphen"
"em dash" – (double-length dash)
"comma" ,
"underscore" _
"forward slash" /
"back slash" \
"vertical bar" |
"quote" or "quotation mark" “ (until you say "quote" or "quotation mark" again)
"exclamation point" !
"question mark" ?
"ampersand" &
"asterisk" *
"at sign" @
"copyright sign" ©
"registered sign" ®
"degree sign" °
"caret" ^
"open parenthesis" or "close parenthesis" ( or )
"open bracket" or "close bracket" [ or ]
"open brace" or "close brace" { or }
Siri Math and Finance Commands
When You Say This Siri Adds This
"plus sign" +
"minus sign" -
"equals sign" =
"percent sign" %
"dollar sign" $
"cent sign" ¢
"pound sterling" sign £
"pound sign" #
"euro sign"
"yen sign" ¥
"degree sign" °
"caret" ^
"greater-than sign" >
"less-than sign" <
Siri Text Formatting Commands
When You Say This Siri Does This
"new line" Moves down to the next line (as though you’ve pressed Return or Enter on a computer keyboard)
"new paragraph" Starts a new paragraph
"caps on" Capitalizes all following words
"caps off" Turns off capitalization
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