It goes without saying that Siri is the virtual assistant from Apple. You don’t need introductions. You can find it on your iPhone, on your Apple Watch, on your iPad, on your Mac, and on your HomePod. It’s also on Apple TV. And it does things for you in the background, like suggest actions or applications, or when you ask him. There are a lot of Siri commands, some of them more obvious than others. But all very useful to control your applications, answer questions, set alarms, receive or send messages, etc.
We propose 50 things for you to say to Siri. Commands, questions, actions or tasks so that Siri more useful to you In your day to day. A convenient and fun way to use your Apple devices without having to unlock the screen or touch a single button, physical or virtual. That’s what your are for commands or voice commands. Hey Siri!
New to iOS 16 is that Siri can add emojis to text messages that you want to send. That is to say, when you dictate something to Siri to write a text, an email or a message, besides using words it is also possible to include an emoji or two. Without abuse.
To make this possible you will have to tell Siri the name of the emoji. Something that is not always easy. When you are dictating a sentence and want to include the emoji of the moment, say emoji plus the name of the emoji. Of examples there are many: smiling face emoji, heart-eyed emoji, tongue emoji, waving hand emoji…
Siri can do so many things that it’s normal that you don’t know where to start. The best way is with the Siri command “Hey Siri, what can I do here?”. It works for your iPhone or other devices in general but also for concrete applications.
For example, with WhatsApp you can ask Siri to send your messages, make calls or read unread WhatsApp messages aloud. And so with many other applications that you have installed on your device. Ask Siri and see.
There are very basic Siri commands that you may already know or, because of their simplicity, never thought of using. It’s about controlling what your iPhone does and that you probably already do with the physical buttons or with the virtual menus that iOS offers. But everything can be replaced with a voice command. Remember, to ask Siri for something you have to start with “Hey Siri”.
- Open an app. It is used for the apps on your device and for those that you install new ones.
- turn on or off. Connect or disconnect WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data…
- Turn the volume up or down. Ideal for audio, music or video apps.
- mute either silence. Turn off or for what sounded at that time.
- Put X on Spotify. Ask Siri for music from a singer, album, song, or Spotify playlist.
- play music from. By default, Siri plays music from Apple Music. Ask for anything: lists, styles, songs, groups, artists, albums…
- call x. Try calling your contacts. It is also used to make a face time.
- Send a message from X to Y. You can send text messages from the official Apple app or by indicating which app to send it with and which contact you want to write to.
One of the most common uses of Siri is to ask him to remind us of something at a specific time. Or wake us up in the morning. Or to add a product to a shopping list for when we go to the supermarket. Be that as it may, there are several Siri commands that will help us remember an appointment, an event or something on television.
- remind me that (do something) at (time and/or day)
- Let me know when it’s (time and/or day)
- wake me up tomorrow (or a specific day) at (hour)
- Are there any alarms activated?
- tell me my reminders
- Do I have plans for the weekend?
- set a countdown of (X seconds or minutes)
- Where have I parked?. It works with Apple Maps if you mark the location of your vehicle.
- Add X to Y list. Ideal for creating shopping lists, gifts, books to read…
- Read me the list Y. To remember what you put on that list without looking at it.
Siri can act as your co-pilot if you are driving, walking or using public transport. Using the information available in Apple Maps and on the internet, you will be able to reach your destination, find a place of interest and, in general, not get lost wherever you go.
- How to go to
- How do I get to
- I want to go to
- I want to go home/work. If you indicate those addresses as such, Siri will guide you there
- Where I am?
- How long does it take to go to
- What is the distance between X and Y?
- Where is an X?. Pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, libraries, hospitals, shops…
- How do I go to X by public transport?
- Where is the nearest train/metro/bus station?
Knowing what the weather will be like, the result of a football match or what year such a historical event took place can be very useful. You will also be able to know the meaning of words, translate into other languages and/or do calculations, convert between units of measurement, etc.
- What time/day is it?
- How is the weather?
- It will rain tomorrow?
- Is it going to be cold tonight?
- What temperature is it?
- How is X? It works for any team and sport.
- When does X play? Find out when your favorite team plays.
- What does X mean? Define a word with the dictionary.
- How many kilometers is 20 miles? Currencies, temperature units, speed, distance, surface, etc. A very complete converter thanks to Siri and the internet.
- How do you say X in English? You can make short queries in other languages.
If you get bored or want to experiment with Siri, you can make her absurd questions, funny and/or ask him to tell you a story or a joke. He may even sing to you if you ask him multiple times. There are many voice commands for Siri funny and eccentric. Maybe you’ll discover something new by trying things.
- Tell me a story
- Sing me a song. You will have to insist so that he pays attention to you.
- Tell me a joke. It has a good repertoire, but sometimes it repeats itself a bit.
- recite me a poem
- flip a coin. The order of heads or tails also works.
- Tell me a number from 1 to 10.
- Where do you live?
- What is your favorite movie?
- Do you get along with Alexa?
- What is 42?
Siri can respond to jokes and references to movies, books, songs… There are many possibilities. And if he doesn’t answer what you want, you can always try your luck again. Come on, Siri is also a great conversationalist depending on what you ask him or make him read.