Not Exhaustive iPhone 4S Siri Voice Commands List

W.K —  October 22, 2011 — Leave a comment


apple siri commands list

What can the newly integrated feature of iPhone 4s-Siri do for you? The list below is the not exhaustive command list of iPhone 4s Siri, which would save you from getting the missy robotic Siri response “Sorry. I don’t understand”.

I wouldn’t want to call this as a “Complete list”, because I strongly believe that this list can never ever get exhausted. For me, Siri is merely a newly born cutey baby girl. She is learning all the times from the signal given, and she will definitely grow. Don’t be surprise, if the “Sorry. I don’t understand” response no longer exists anymore in one day. Perhaps, we should call her Aunty Siri at that time.:)

Check Siri Voice Commands

  • What can you do?

Phone Calls

  • Call my wife
  • Call Johnny Woo mobile
  • Call 012 999 9999
  • Call office
  • FaceTime my son

Text Messaging (SMS)

Sending SMS

  • Tell my wife I am going to take dinner with my colleagues
  • Tell Dino Saw I’ll be right there
  • Send a message to Lim saying how about 2pm
  • Tell Lisa the party was great
  • Send a message to Lisa on her mobile saying I’ll be late
  • Send a message to 012 999 9999
  • Text Lawrence and Susan where are you?

Reading SMS

  • Read my new messages
  • Read it again

Replying SMS

  • Reply I feel so sorry to hear that
  • Tell him I’m not joining the dinner
  • Call him


Sending Emails

  • Email my wife about the dinner
  • Email Jessica about the change in location
  • New email to Edward
  • Mail Mum about the medicine
  • Email Mr Lee and say I got the agreement, thanks
  • Mail Steve and Gates about the dinner and say I had a great time

Checking Emails

  • Check email
  • Any new email from Steve today?
  • Show new mail about the agreement A
  • Show the email from Mr Lee yesterday

Replying to Emails

  • Reply Dear Jessica sorry about the change in location

Maps & Directions

Get Directions

  • How do I get home?
  • Directions to my wife ’s work

Find a Place

  • Find ice-cream house near me
  • Where is Coffee Bean?
  • Find a restaurant within walking distance
  • Good Thai restaurants around here


Querying Contacts

  • What’s Vincent’s address?
  • What is John Woo’s phone number?
  • When is my mother’s birthday?
  • Who is Alfred Yong?

Finding Contacts

  • Show James’s home email address
  • Show James Bond
  • Find people named Jason Wong


  • My dad is SY Wong
  • Steven Chow is my brother
  • Call my brother at home


Setting Alarms

  • Wake me up tomorrow at 6:30 AM
  • Set an alarm for 7:30am
  • Wake me up in 2 hours
  • Change my 7:30 alarm to 777:45
  • Turn off my 7:30 alarm
  • Delete my 6:30 alarm

Checking the Clock

  • What’s the date this Saturday?
  • What time is it?
  • What time is it in Sina?
  • What is today’s date?

Using a Timer

  • Set the timer for 2 minutes
  • Show the timer
  • Pause the timer
  • Resume
  • Reset the timer
  • Stop it

Manage Calendar

Adding Events

  • Set up a meeting on Monday at 8am with Jacky to discuss the proposal
  • Meet with Jacky at morning
  • Set up appointment with my lawyer tomorrow at 9am
  • Create new appointment with Samuel on Monday at 10:30am
  • Schedule a meeting with Samuel to discuss the agreement
  • Create appointment for 9:30am with Max team

Changing events

  • Add Kiky to my calendar for 9:15am
  • Reschedule meeting with MH to next Friday at 2:30pm to discuss the proposal
  • Add Ken to my meeting with Jacky
  • Cancel the proposal meeting with Jacky
  • Change meeting with Jacky
  • Move my 10:30am meeting to 1:30pm
  • Change meeting location with Jacky
  • Reschedule meeting with Alvin Tam

Asking about events

  • What does the rest of my day look like?
  • What’s on my calendar for Monday?
  • When is my next meeting?
  • When am I meeting with Jacky?


  • Will it be raining tomorrow?
  • What’s the weather for today?
  • What’s the weather for tomorrow?
  • Will it rain in Beijing this week?
  • Check next week’s forecast for Paris
  • What’s the forecast for this evening?
  • How’s the weather in Thailand right now?
  • How hot will it be in Malaysia this weekend?
  • What’s the high for Anchorage on Thursday?
  • What’s the temperature outside?
  • How windy is it out there?
  • When is sunrise in Maldives?


  • Note that I spent $10 on dinner
  • Note: check out that new Jay Chou album
  • Find my restaurant note
  • Create a reading list note
  • Add Jack to my reading list note


  • Remind me to call my wife when I leave the office
  • Remember to take my documents
  • Remind me take my medicine at 7pm
  • Remind me to take my umbrella when I leave here
  • Remind me to finish the budget by 3

Find my Friends

  • Where’s eehau?
  • Where is my brother?
  • Is my son at home?
  • Where are all my friends?
  • Who is here?
  • Who is near me?


  • Play If We Hold on Together
  • Play It’s My Life shuffled
  • Play Michael Jackson
  • Play some jazz
  • Play my party mix
  • Shuffle my jogging playlist
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Skip


  • What’s Google ’s stock price?
  • What is Google ’s PE ratio?
  • What did RenRen close at today?
  • How is the Apple doing?
  • How are the markets doing?
  • What is the Dow at?


Searching information

  • Search the web for
  • Search for Tiramisu recipes
  • Search the web for best Maxis plans
  • Google the war of 1911 in China
  • Search Wikipedia for World War 2
  • Search for news about Steve Jobs
  • Bing Steve Jobs

Using Wolfram Alpha

  • What’s 1000 divided by ten?
  • How many calories in a bagel?
  • What is an 15% tip on $90.55 for five people?
  • How long do cats live?
  • What’s the square root of 128?
  • How many dollars is €55?
  • What was the Best Picture of 1981?
  • How many days until Christmas?
  • How far away is the Sun?
  • When is the next solar eclipse?
  • Show me the Orion constellation
  • What’s the population of India?
  • How high is Mt. Everest?
  • How deep is the Atlantic ocean?
  • What’s the price of gasoline in Brunei?

Dictation Commands

  • New line
  • New paragraph
  • Cap
  • Caps on … caps off
  • All caps
  • All caps on … all caps off
  • No caps
  • No caps on … no caps off
  • Space bar
  • No space
  • No space on … no space off
  • “Period” or “full stop”
  • Dot
  • Point
  • “Ellipsis” or “dot dot dot”
  • Comma
  • Double comma
  • “Quote” or “quotation mark”
  • “Quote … end quote” or “quote … close quote”
  • Apostrophe
  • Exclamation point
  • Inverted exclamation point
  • Question mark
  • Inverted question mark
  • Ampersand
  • Asterisk
  • open parenthesis
  • Close parenthesis
  • Open bracket
  • Close bracket
  • Open brace
  • Close brace
  • Dash
  • Hyphen
  • Em dash
  • Underscore
  • Percent sign
  • Copyright sign
  • Registered sign
  • Section sign
  • Dollar sign
  • Cent sign
  • Euro sign
  • Yen sign
  • Degree sign
  • Caret
  • At sign
  • Pound sterling sign
  • Pound sign
  • Greater than sign
  • Less than sign
  • Forward slash
  • Back slash
  • Vertical bar
  • “Smiley” or “smiley face” or “smile face”
  • Frowny” or “frowny face” or “frown face”
  • Winky” or “winky face” or “wink face”
  • e.g. (pronounced as “e g”)
  • i.e. (pronounced as “i e”)

Secret Siri Commands

  • [Punctuation/symbols/emoticons]. Siri can understand many basic symbols, emoticons and punctuation marks, as long as you say them by the right name. Examples include “open parenthesis”, “close square bracket”, ” “frowney face” (love it!), “new paragraph”, “pound sign”, etc.
  • Play playlist . Siri will play not just a song, but a whole playlist for you.
  • Find all email by [contact]. Siri will give you a short list of emails from the contact you ask for.
  • What’s on my calendar for [date]. Siri will show you all your appointments for today, tomorrow, next Monday, or February 28 (2012) if you ask nicely.
  • Search [Bing/Yahoo]. If Google’s not your cup of tea, Siri will search the competition for you.
  • Search [Google/Bing/Yahoo] for [specialized information] [time] [place]. Whether you want the latest scores, show times, etc., if you phrase it just right, Siri can often find it for you.
  • Who was in the cast of [movie]: Siri can tell you the name of that actor you know you’ve seen before but just can’t remember.
  • Delete all alarms: Siri will delete all alarms, not just individual ones, in case you never want to be woken up again! (I found this by accident on Rene’s phone. Shhhh!)
  • Message [Social network] [Status]. If you’ve set it up on Twitter, Facebook, or another social network that lets you update via SMS, Siri will message your status right to it.
  • Restart. Siri will re-spring the Springboard. It’s not a full reboot, but it’s faster.
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