What Can You Ask Siri on Your iPad? - dummies

What Can You Ask Siri on Your iPad?

The beauty of Siri on your iPad is that there’s no designated protocol you must follow when talking to her. Asking, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” produces the same result as “What is the weather forecast around here?”

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If you’re not sure what to ask, tap the circled ? to list sample questions or commands. You can actually tap any of these examples to see even more samples.

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Here are some ways Siri can lend a hand . . . um, a voice:

  • FaceTime: “FaceTime phone number my wife.”

  • Music: “Play Frank Sinatra” or “Play iTunes Radio.”

  • Messages: “Send a message to Nancy to reschedule lunch.”

  • Calendar: “Set up a meeting for 9 A.M. to discuss funding.”

  • Reminders: “Remind me to take my medicine at 8 A.M. tomorrow.”

  • Maps: “Find an ATM near here.”

  • Mail: “Mail the tenant about the recent rent check.”

  • Stocks: “What’s Apple’s stock price?”

  • Web search: “Who was the 19th president of the United States?”

  • WolframAlpha: “How many calories are in a blueberry muffin?”

  • Clock: “Wake me up at 8:30 in the morning.”

  • Sports: “Who is pitching for the Yankees tonight?

  • Trivia: “Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003?”

  • Twitter: “Send tweet, ‘Going on vacation,’ smiley-face emoticon’” or “What is trending on Twitter?”