If you're using Apple's Earpods, press and hold the center button to activate Siri and issue her a command or ask her a question.
If you're using Apple's AirPods, double-tap on either 'pod to activate Siri and issue her a command or ask her a question.
On a Mac, you can create a dedicated keyboard shortcut to bring up Siri, use a trick to enable "Hey Siri," or click on the Siri icon in the menu bar to issue a command or ask a question.
Call or FaceTime someone. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "FaceTime Mom."
Call an emergency number. Ex.: "Call 911," or "Call the fire department."
Check voice mail. Ex.: "Do I have any new voice mail?" or "Play the voice mail from Mom."
Text someone. Ex.: "Tell [name] I am on my way," or "Tell [name] I am going to the store."
Send an email. Ex.: "Send email to [name] about [subject] and say [message]."
Hear your messages or emails read aloud. Ex.: "Read my new messages," or "Check email."
Set a timer. Ex.: "Set the timer for 10 minutes."
Check the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like today?" or "Do I need an umbrella?"
Check stocks. Ex.: "What's Apple's stock price?"
Conversions (of all kinds). Ex.: "How many cups are in a quart?"
Calculate tips. Ex.: "What is a 20 percent tip on $68?"
Solve math problems. Ex.: "What is 234 divided by 6?"
Take a picture.
Take a selfie.
Turn on/off [Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb, Night Shift]
Designate contacts as relationships. Ex.: "My mom is Sandy Jacobsson," or "Timmy Jacobsson is my brother." Once a relationship is established, you can say relationships instead of names (e.g., "Call my brother," instead of "Call Timmy Jacobsson").
Adjust music volume. Ex.: "Adjust volume to 80 percent," or "Turn the volume up/down."
"How much free space to I have?" (Mac specific)
Scheduling and reminders
Schedule or cancel a meeting. Ex.: "Schedule a meeting with [name] tomorrow at 11:30 a.m." or "Cancel my 5 p.m. appointment."
What appointments do I have tomorrow?
Set location-aware reminders. Ex.: "Remind me to remember my keys when I leave," or "Remind me to feed the dog when I get home."
Find out the date and day of the week of holidays. Ex.: "When is Easter?" or "When is Labor Day?"
Set alarms. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 1 a.m." or "Set an alarm for six hours from now."
Delete/turn off all alarms. Ex. "Delete all alarms" or "Turn off all alarms."
Check the number of days between dates. Ex.: "How many days until October 6?" or "How many days between April 3 and June 16?"
Find out what time it is in another city. Ex.: "What time is it in Tokyo?"
What is a synonym for [word]?
What's the etymology of [word]?
Find photos. Ex.: "Show me photos from last week," or "Show me my selfies," or "Show me photos from Tokyo."
Search Twitter. Ex.: "What's Kylie Jenner saying," "Search Twitter for [keyword]," or "What's trending on Twitter?"
Find specific notes or emails. Ex.: "Find my note about [keyword]," or "Find emails about [keyword]."
Find your friends (if you have "Find My Friends" set up). Ex.: "Where is Ron?" or "Who is near me?"
Find pictures of [keyword].
Find apps. Ex.: "Get the Twitter app," or "Search the App Store for word games."
Search for Word/PDF/PowerPoint/etc. in my Download/My Documents/etc. folder. Ex.: "Show all PowerPoint presentations in my school folder." (Mac specific)
Take me home.
What's traffic like on the way home?
Find [driving, walking, transit] directions to [destination].
How do I get to [destination] by [walking, bus, bike, car, train, etc.]?
Where is [business name]?
Where is the nearest [business type]?
Find out how long until you arrive. Ex.: "What's my ETA?"
How much does gas cost right now?
Sports updates. Ex.: "Did the Tigers win?" or "What was the score the last time the Tigers played the Yankees?" or "How did the Tigers do last night?"
Info about a sport or sports team. Ex.: "What basketball games are on today?" or "Get me college football rankings" or "Show me the roster for the Red Wings."
Find movie times and locations. Ex.: "What's playing at Regal L.A. Live?" or "What are some movies playing near me?"
Find out what song is playing in the room (through Shazam). Ex.: "What song is this?"
What's the synopsis of [movie name]?
Basic controls: Play, pause/stop, skip/next, play previous song.
Play [artist] or [song name] or [playlist] or [album].
'Like' the song you're listening to. Ex.: "Like this song."
Shuffle my [playlist name] playlist.
Choose the next song. Ex.: "After this, play Wildest Dreams."
Find chart-toppers from certain years. Ex.: "Play the top songs from 2013."
Play songs that are similar to the one you're listening to. Ex.: "Play more like this."
What song is this?
Buy this song.
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