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Things Siri Will Do, If You Ask

Apr 22, 2024

Things Siri Will Do, If You Ask

How to Ask Siri for Answers

Siri is the virtual assistant from Apple, available to help you in iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac. We can set “Hey Siri” to respond to our voice without touching the device, or we can summon Siri with a short press on the home button.

Siri can help us, amuse us, and amaze us. Here are some of the things Siri will do. You just have to know how to ask. When used with VoiceOver, Siri always speaks back.

Top 20 Siri Voice Commands

  1. Open an app…”Open Camera.”
  2. Reminders…”Remind me to bring home milk.”
  3. Weather…”What is the weather in Seattle?”
  4. Make a phone call…”Call Mitchell.”
  5. Text message…”Tell Evan I’ll be there in 10 minutes.”
  6. Email…”Send an email to Danielle.”
  7. Clock…”What is the time in Rome?”
  8. Set an alarm…”Wake me at 6.”
  9. Music…”Play Let It Be.”
  10. For more you can just ask Siri…”What can you do for me?”
  11. Settings…”Turn on Do Not Disturb.” And more.
  12. Translate…”How do you say Good Morning in Spanish?”
  13. Sports…”Did the Giants win?”
  14. Contacts…”What is Frank’s address?”
  15. Stocks…”What is Apple’s stock price?”
  16. Location…”Where is the nearest Bank of America?”
  17. Photos…”Show my Photos from Montauk.”
  18. Maps…”Get me directions home.”
  19. Q&A…”How many ounces in a liter?.”
  20. Web Search…”Search the web for Siri commands.”
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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.



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