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Everybody knows the friendly woman living inside every iPhone – Siri is the voice-controlled assistant that helps you with useful functions like setting location-specific reminders, calling your mother or giving you the right directions to the next Starbucks. However, a lot of people barely even use Siri or just ask fun questions like “What is the meaning of life?” or “Will you marry me?”. Even tough there is a lot you can do with this helpful tool to organize and simplify your everyday life.
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All Siri commands in one PDF
It is about time to learn more about the endless possibilities of Siri commands and questions. From checking your calendar and dates, to sending an email or setting the alarm for tomorrow morning: Siri can give you a shortcut to the basic and complex features of your iPhone – you just need to ask the right questions! Therefore we present you a list of commands and questions that you should definitely try out. Just click the button and download the full list of useful Siri commands for free!
Advantages and functions of the virtual assistant
Siri is an intelligent Apple software that is programmed to work as your personal assistant. The name Siri is an acronym for “Speech interpretation recognition interface”, so it is no surprise that voice-recognition is a big part of the deal. Via voice-commands you can control different functions on your iPhone or iPad. For example you can send messages, check your mails or navigate yourself to any destination. The more developed your current iOS-version is, the more tasks can Siri take over for you. In this way the assistant works like a gateway between the smartphone-user and the technology of the phone. To activate Siri go to Settings > and make sure that the virtual assistant is turned on.
Siri is always ready to help. Even if you currently don’t have a free hand, but you desperately need to text a friend – for example during workout-sessions, while you charge the phone or when you just painted your fingernail. Siri is so user-friendly that you can activate the tool without even touching the phone, just say “Hey Siri” plus the right commands and the assistant is ready to roll. Furthermore you can customize your Siri settings: You want to talk to the assistant over your headphones, in your car or when the phone is locked? No problem at all!
One big advantage of the tool is the saving of time. Any time you need a particular picture, contact or piece of information, the assistant brings it to you in a matter of seconds. Siri searches simultaneously the internal memory and the internet and can give you a broad answer to your question. It can even open, close and buy new applications – the user only needs to know the right Siri commands which you can gather from our category-list.
Smart Home with Siri
Since the release of iOS 10 iPhone users can easily and securely control electronic devices with the Home app. Siri makes your Smart Home experience even easier: The virtual assistant knows all the HomeKit-enabled accessories and devices in your home as well as their specific status. By giving certain voice commands or asking to turn an appliance on or off Siri can help you to control your home with barely any effort. To connect an electronic device to the Home app, it has to be compatible with the HomeKit framework. Nowadays there are more than 50 brands worldwide that provide HomeKit-enabled accessories for your Smart Home. Each device is reviewed and approved by Apple to ensure your security. Look for the symbol „Works with Apple HomeKit“ to find HomeKit-enabled products. You can set up a new HomeKit accessory to work with the Home app by scanning the HomeKit code on the product or its instructions.
One of the Home app’s main features is that it groups accessories by room which makes the HomeKit not only more structured, but also easier to control. By grouping it you can easily tell Siri to only control devices in a certain room. For example, you can ask her to „Turn off the bedroom lights“. It is also possible to create scenes that enable multiple accessories to work in a specific combination. For example, you can set the scene „Good Morning“ which warms up the house, opens the blinds and turns on the coffee maker. By setting the most frequently used combinations you can optimize your Smart Home situation.
Siri HomeKit commands and questions
- Turn on/off the lights
- Dim the [room] lights
- Set the brightness to 50 %
- Are any lights on?
- Turn on the front yard sprinklers
- Cool the house to [temperature]
- Turn up the air conditioning
- Make it warmer upstairs/downstairs
- Make it cooler
- What´s the temperature in [name] room?
- What´s the temperature in here?
- What is the air quality right now?
- Close/Open the blinds
- Turn on/off the radio
- Lock/Open the front door
- It´s movie night
- I´m home
- Good night
- Good morning
- Party time
HomePod – the intelligent home music speaker
Apple recently launched a new wireless home music speaker alongside Google Home and Amazon Alexa: HomePod. HomePod is not only a music speaker designed to work with Apple Music, but also a home assistant designed to control smart home devices by giving voice commands to Siri. Thus it is a combination of good sound quality and intelligence.
For example you can ask Siri to change the music and tell her if you enjoy a song. Based on your preferences there will be new music recommendations. By saying „Hey Siri“ you can also ask her to control HomeKit-enabled accessories all over the house.
HomePod features a high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier designed to play a wide range of deep bass sounds. It has seven tweeters to focus the sound and to create the best possible sound quality. Furthermore, the speaker includes six microphones to give voice commands to Siri even when the music is playing. HomePod also automatically analyzes the acoustics in the room and adjusts the sound based on its location. As known from iPhones and iPads, HomePod features an A8-chip for maximum performance. In addition to its technology, the speaker comes with an appealing design and can be purchased in either black or white.
Overview of Siri commands
You want to try out the different Siri functions on your iPhone? Here, you can get the full list of useful commands and questions organized by category groups. You can also download all commands as useful PDF. Have fun browsing around the endless possibilities of Siri commands – maybe you’ll find new and interesting features!
Siri commands – phone calls
Siri questions and commands – contracts
Siri commands – web search
Siri questions and commands – alarms, timer & clock
Siri questions and commands – time, date calculation & mathematics
Siri questions and commands – weather
Siri commands – messaging, email & SMS
Siri questions and commands – calendar & dates
Siri commands – notes & reminders
Siri commands – learning
Siri commands – photos
Siri commands – stocks
Siri questions and commands – settings & device control
Siri questions and commands – maps & navigation
Siri commands – music
Siri commands – apps & app store
Siri questions – stars & celebrities
Siri questions and commands – knowledge
Siri commands – dictation
Siri is not able to detect interpunctions automatically. But Siri can recognize and use the following punctuation marks, when you dictating these in your message:
Siri questions and commands – sports & spare time
Siri questions and commands – find persons & items
Funny Siri Questions & Easter-Eggs
- Flip a coin
- Pick a card
- Roll the dice
- Tell me a story
- What is better, Windows or Mac?
- Why is your name Siri?
- When is the end of the world?
- Sing a song
- Will you marry me?
- Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?
- Do you smoke?
- I need to hide a body
- Tell me a tongue twister
- What is the best smartphone ever?