What can I ask Siri?

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We thought we'd share the following Apple-supplied examples for using Siri. It's only a partial list, but it gives a great flavour of what Siri can do. Stand-out new features include the sports, movies and restaurant categories recently announced by Apple. But there's a lot more too.

Siri now supports arbitrary relationships. You can say "Lee Evans is my favorite all time comedian" and Siri will add that relationship. You can launch applications by saying "Launch Angry Birds" and post to Twitter and Facebook by voice. Siri also now lets you dismiss her (or him) by voice. Say "Goodbye Siri" and Siri will close the interaction window.

The examples that follow below only scratch the surface of what you can do with Siri. We're having a ton of fun discovering all Siri' new improved capabilities.

  • What's Jordan's address?
  • What is Jordan's phone number?
  • When is my wife's birthday?
  • Show Jordan's home email address
  • What's my brother's work address?
  • Show Brian Conway
  • Find people named Park
  • Who is Jimmy Patrick?
Establishing Relationships
  • My mum/mother is Susan Park
  • Jimmy Patrick is my brother
  • Call my brother at work
Opening Apps
  • Open Photos
  • Play Angry Birds
  • Launch PayPal
  • Set up a meeting at 9
  • Set up a meeting with Jimmy at 9
  • Meet with Emily at noon
  • Set up a meeting about hiring tomorrow at 9 am
  • New appointment with Susan Park Friday at 3
  • Schedule a planning meeting at 8:30 today in the boardroom
  • Move my 3pm meeting to 4:30
  • Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Patrick to next Monday at 9am
  • Add Emily to my meeting with Brian
  • Cancel the budget review meeting
  • What does the rest of my day look like?
  • What's on my calendar for Friday?
  • When is my next appointment?
  • When am I meeting with Jimmy?
  • Where is my next meeting?
  • Wake me up tomorrow at 7am
  • Set an alarm for 6:30am
  • Wake me up in 8 hours
  • Change my 6:30 alarm to 6:45
  • Turn off my 6:30 alarm
  • Delete my 7:30 alarm
  • What time is it in Berlin?
  • What is today's date?
  • What's the date this Saturday?
  • Set the timer for ten minutes
  • Show the timer
  • Pause the timer
  • Resume timer
  • Reset the timer
  • Stop it
Emails (Sending)
  • Email Emily about the trip
  • Email Lindsey about the change in plans
  • New email to Susan Park
  • Mail Dad about the rent check
  • Email Dr. Patrick and say I got the forms, thanks
  • Mail Emily and Brian about the party and say I had a great time
Emails (Checking)
  • Check my emails / Check for emails
  • Any new email from Jimmy today?
  • Show new mail about the lease
  • Show the email from Emily yesterday
Emails (Replying & Resounding)
  • Reply Dear Susan sorry about the late payment.
  • Reply to Jimmy D with Dear Jimmy sorry can't make it tomorrow.
  • FaceTime Brian
  • Make a FaceTime call to Susan Park
Facebook (Setup required)
  • Post to Facebook headed to the new Pixar movie
  • Write on my wall just landed in San Jose!
Twitter (Setup required)
  • Post to Twitter another beautiful day in Cupertino
  • Tweet with my location great concert
  • Tweet meeting up with Brian Conway for lunch today
  • Tweet the new iPad looks insanely great! hashtag Apple Keynote
Find My Friends
  • Where's Brian?
  • Where is my sister?
  • Is my wife at home?
  • Where are all my friends?
  • Who is here?
  • Who is near me?
  • Let me know when Jimmy leaves home
  • Let Susan know when I leave work
  • Read my notifications
  • Do I have any new messages?
  • Do I have any new emails?
Maps (We recommended Google Maps)
  • Show me the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Show me a map of 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California
Maps Navigation (We recommended Google Maps)
  • How do I get home?
  • Directions to my dad's work
  • Get me directions from London to Chatham
  • What's my next turn?
  • Are we there yet?
  • What's my ETA?
  • Find a florist along my current route
Local Businesses (US Only)
  • Find coffee near me
  • Where's the nearest cheese cake factory?
  • Find a gas station near work
Messages (Sending)
  • Tell Susan I'll be right there
  • Send a message to Brian Conway
  • Send a message to Emily saying how about tomorrow
  • Tell Lindsey the show was great
  • Send a message to Susan on her mobile saying I'll be late
  • Send a message to 408 555 1212
  • Text Brian and Emily where are you?
Messages (Reading)
  • Read my new messages
  • Read it again
Messages (Replying & Resounding)
  • Reply that's great news
  • Tell him I'll be there in 12 minutes
  • Give her a call
Movies / Films
  • Find Disney movies
  • What comedies are playing?
  • Who starred in Tron Legacy?
  • Who directed Finding Nemo?
  • What is Toy Story 3 rated?
Movies / Films (Searching)
  • I want to see the new Pixar movie
  • What's playing at the movies tomorrow?
  • What's playing at Main Street Cinema
Find A Cinema
  • Find a Cinema near my office
  • Find a Cinema near my current location
  • Find a Cinema near my location
Movies / Films Reviews
  • Show me the reviews for Toy Story 3
  • Play Walk by Foo Fighters
  • Play Little Broken Hearts shuffled
  • Play Norah Jones
  • Play some blues
  • Play my party mix
  • Shuffle my road trip playlist
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Skip
  • Note that I spent £12 on lunch
  • Note to self: check out that new Norah Jones album
  • Find my meeting notes
  • Show me my notes from June 25
  • Call Brian
  • Call Emily's mobile
  • Call Susan on her work phone
  • Call 408 555 1212
  • Call home
  • FaceTime Emily
  • Add artichokes to my grocery list
  • Add skydiving to my bucket list
  • Remind me to call mum
  • Remind me to call my mum when I get home
  • Remember to take an umbrella
  • Remind me take my medicine at 6am tomorrow
  • Remind me to pick up flowers when I leave here
  • Remind me when I leave to call Brian
  • Remind me to finish the report by 6
  • Victor Agreda is my hairdresser
  • Kelly Guimont is my colleague
  • Did Man U win?
  • How did Kansas City do?
  • What was the score the last time the Tigers played the Red Sox?
  • Show me the football scores from last night
  • What's the weather for today?
  • What's the weather for tomorrow?
  • Will it rain in Cupertino this week?
  • Check next week's forecast for Burlington
  • What's the forecast for this evening?
  • How's the weather in Tampa right now?
  • How hot will it be in Palm Springs 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 Paris?
Web Searching
  • Search the web for polar bears
  • Search for vegetarian pasta recipes
  • Search the web for best cable plans
  • Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln
  • Bing Foo Fighters (We know, we feel your pain)
Wolfram Alpha
  • What does repartee mean?
  • How many calories in a bagel?
  • What is an 18% tip on £86.74 for four people?
  • Who's buried in Grant's tomb?
  • How long do dogs live?
  • What is the Gossamer Condor?
  • What's the square root of 128?
  • How many dollars is €45?
  • 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 Jamaica?
  • How high is Mt. Everest?
  • How deep is the Atlantic ocean?
  • What's the price of gasoline in Chicago?

Additional Notes
  1. Some Siri features require a certain version of iOS. If you're running the latest version of iOS (7.1.1) you should be good.

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Updated 19/05/14 @ 19:21 PM Daniel D, Editor