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How to Use Siri, Siri Commands List for iPhone 7 & iPad

Learn how to use Siri using our comprehensive Siri Commands List and questions, updated for iOS 10, optimized for mobile Safari browsers. These cool and useful Siri Commands can be used on your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air (and later), iPad Mini (and later), and the 5th generation iPod Touch (and later).

What is Siri? The Siri App is a personal data assistant for iOS compatible devices such as the iPhone. You can ask Siri to perform task such as making phone calls, sending messages, or setting reminders. You can ask Siri questions about news, sports, and weather. This article provides dozens of questions to ask Siri.

Do you know of questions to ask Siri that are not list? Please share your Siri App questions in the comments section below.

How to Use Siri – Configure Siri Settings

To see how to use Siri, how to turn Siri on, or how to configure Siri settings, see the steps below:

  1. Navigate to Siri Settings: Go to Settings > General > Siri.
  2. Change the Siri setting to the “On” position, indicated by a green switch.
  3. Change the Allow “Hey Siri” setting to “On” if you want to access Siri hands free.*
  4. Select your preferred language and gender. Select “Always” for the Voice Feedback setting. For the My Info setting, select your contact book profile (create one if it doesn’t existing).
  5. To use the Siri App, press and hold the home button until you here the audible prompt, speak your command or ask your question, then release the home button.

Alternatively, you can use Siri by releasing the home button before giving your voice command. Note that this method is slower than the one mentioned above.

If you turned on the Allow “Hey Siri” setting, you can access Siri by saying “Hey Siri”. Note that this only works when your device is connected to power, unless you have an iPhone 6s or higher.

Siri Questions for Calls, Messaging, and Contacts

See Siri commands for defining relationships, making calls, and sending/retrieving email and text messages (SMS).

Define Relationships between you and your contacts

  • “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”
  • “Call back my last missed call”
  • “Siri, should I call Sean?”
  • “Get my call history”
  • “Call 911”

Ask Siri to make a FaceTime Call

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

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

  • “Check my voice mail”
  • “Do I have new voice mail?”
  • “Play my last voice mail”
  • “Play the last voicemail from Pam”
  • “Play voice mail from Kerry”

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 Productivity Questions

See Siri commands related to reminders, manage lists and notes, and set alarms and timers.

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?”

Contextual Reminders (Remind me About This)

Most of Apple’s apps support this feature. For example, you can ask the Siri App to remind you about a web page you’re looking at in Safari, a specific location in Maps, a text message in Messages, a contact card in Contacts, your last edited document in Apple’s office suite, and more.

  • “Remind me about this”
  • “remind me about this in an hour”
  • “Remind me about this when I get home”
  • “Remind me about this when I get to the car”
  • “Remind me about this email Friday at noon”
  • “Remind me about ‘this place’ when I get in the car”

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”
  • “Remember to pick up dry cleaning next Friday”
  • “Remind me to call Kerry when I leave”
  • “Remind me to call Barry when I get to work”

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”

Ask Siri to check the time

  • “What time is it?”
  • “What day 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 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 use a Timer

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

Siri On the Go Questions

Ask Siri for Maps and Directions

  • “Where am I?”
  • “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”
  • “Give me public transit directions to the Union Station”
  • “Show me directions from Washington DC to Philadelphia Pennsylvania”
  • “Are we there yet?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”

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 Questions For Local Businesses

  • “Find pizza near me”
  • “Find coffee near me”
  • “Where’s a good Chinese place around here?”
  • “Find Starbucks near me”
  • “Good Mexican restaurants near me”
  • “What’s the best restaurant in Arlington?”
  • “Find a gas station near me”
  • “I’m running low on gas”
  • “Show me the closest hospital”
  • “I need a good plumber”
  • “Show ATMs near me”
  • “Is there a pharmacy near me?”
  • “I need some aspirin”
  • “Show me the nearest WiFi hotspots”
  • “Find a happy hour nearby”
  • “What time does Burger King close?”
  • “Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?”
  • “Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside”
  • “Where’s a good hair salon?”

Math and Conversions

  • “What is 71 x 2?”
  • “What is 2 to the 8th power?”
  • “What is the square root of 144?”
  • “What’s an 18% tip on $85?”
  • “What is the tip on $220?”
  • “How much is $100 in Canadian dollars?”
  • “What is 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?”
  • “How many cups in a liter?”
  • “How many ounces in a cup?”

Siri Questions for Entertainment

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 number one song right now”
  • “Play the top rock songs now”
  • “Shuffle the top 10 hip-hop songs”
  • “Play the most popular song from June 2014”
  • “Play the song from Selma
  • “Play top song from 1999”
  • “Play Only by Nicki Minaj”
  • “I like this song”
  • “Play my Rock and Roll station”
  • “I want to hear the live version of this song”
  • “Add Taylor Swift to my library”
  • “Get the new Kendrick Lamar album”
  • “Buy this song”
  • “Add this song to my wish list”

Music Playback Controls

  • “Play Jazz music”
  • “Play exercise playlist”
  • “Play work playlist”
  • “Shuffle my Road Trip playlist”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic'”
  • “Play the album ‘The New Classic’ shuffled”
  • “Play Alicia Keys”
  • “Play ‘Love Never Felt So Good'”
  • “Play more songs like this”
  • “Pause music”
  • “Stop music”
  • “Resume music
  • “Skip track”
  • “Play previous track”
  • “What music is playing?”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Play Alicia Keys on iTunes radio”

Apple TV

  • “Show my family movies”
  • “Show me funny TV shows”

Ask Siri about Movie Theaters

  • “What movies are coming out this weekend?”
  • “What movies are playing near me?”
  • “Find some movie theaters near me”
  • “Find movie theaters in McLean, VA”
  • “Find movie theaters near my office”
  • “Can you recommend a movie?”
  • “Are there any 3D movies playing around here?”
  • “What are the best movies playing right now?”
  • “What R-Rated movies are playing?”
  • “What are some PG movies playing this today?”
  • “What action movies are playing”

Ask Siri about Movies

  • What’s the the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens about?
  • “Show me reviews of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Show me ratings for Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Do people like Star Wars: The Force Awakens?”
  • “Play the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “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?”
  • “Buy season two of Breaking Bad”
  • “Buy the latest season of Homeland”

Social Media

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 iPhone”
  • “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”

Siri Questions for News, Sports, & Weather

News

“What’s the latest in San Francisco?”

Siri Questions about the Weather

  • “What’s the weather like today?”
  • “What’s the temperature outside?”
  • “What’s the weather like for the next hour?”
  • “What’s the weather for tomorrow?”
  • “What’s the forecast for this weekend?”
  • “Is it going to snow next week?”
  • “How’s the weather in Paris right now?”
  • “Will it rain in Miami this week?”
  • “Is it hot in Miami right now?”
  • “Check next week’s forecast for New York”
  • “How humid is it in New York right now?”
  • “What’s the high for Miami on Friday?”
  • “When is sunrise in London?”
  • “When is sunset in Portland?”
  • “Did the groundhog see its shadow?”
  • “What’s the UV Index outside?”

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”
  • “When does the NBA season start?”
  • “Is there an NBA game today?”
  • “How many regular-season games does each NBA team play?”
  • “Did the Sixers win?”
  • “When is the next Sixers home game”
  • “Who won the Super Bowl”
  • “Who has the most touchdowns?”
  • “Who will win the Redskins game?”
  • “Who’s the quarterback for Washington?”

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?”
  • “Compare AAPL and the Dow Jones”
  • “What did Microsoft close at today?”
  • “How is the Nikkei doing?”
  • “What is Sony’s PE ratio?”

Web Searches and Info

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 Siri
  • “Search Bing for upcoming movies”
  • “Bing upcoming smartphones”
  • “Search Twitter for Tech Ranker
  • “Search Yahoo for what’s happening in China”
  • “What’s the definition of democratic?”
  • “Show me the Orion constellation”
  • “How do you spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?”

Search the Web for Images

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

Ask a question using Wolfram Alpha

  • “What’s the price of gasoline in Washington, DC?”
  • “How tall is Justin Beiber?”
  • “When was Abraham Lincoln born?”
  • “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?”
  • “How many calories in a bagel?”
  • “When is daylight saving time?”
  • “How high is El Capitan?”
  • “What is the molecular weight of caffeine?”

Other Commands & Questions to ask Siri

Below are some additional awesome Siri Commands including phone commands, app commands, Home Kit commands, and more.

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”
  • “Make the screen brighter”
  • “Display privacy settings”
  • “Is Bluetooth on?”
  • “Open Phone Settings”
  • “Turn on Do Not Disturb”

Launch an App

  • “Play Angry Birds”
  • “Open Music”
  • “Launch Spotify”
  • “Take a picture”
  • “Find calculator apps”
  • Get the Minecraft app

App Settings

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

Home Kit Macro Commands

  • “I’m Home” (turn on lights, adjust thermostat)
  • “Movie Night” (dim living room and dining room lights)
  • “Good Night” (turn off all lights in the living room, dining room, etc.)

Home Kit Device Commands

  • “Lock the front door”
  • “Set the brightness of the bedroom lights to 40%”
  • “Set temperature to 68 degrees”
  • “Turn off lights in living room”
  • “Turn the master bedroom lights all the way up”

Accessibility

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

How to Use Siri - Siri Commands List - Questions to ask Siri App

 

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 in the comments section below. Also check out the Siri Commands video below. The video contains some additional tips on how to use Siri.