10 Things You Didn’t Know Siri Could Do

Siri keeps getting better and better. Here are some things that you may now know Siri can help you with. For instance, you can get random numbers, create and populate lists, get baseball statistics, set recurring events and more.

Comments: 21 Responses to “10 Things You Didn’t Know Siri Could Do”

    Robert
    3 years ago

    Most excellent!

    Mr. Luigi
    3 years ago

    I always thought it was pretty cool that you can ask Siri about air traffic overhead. I live 30 miles from an International airport so asking Siri, “What planes are currently flying overhead?” often yields some really interesting responses.

    Loved the video.

    Heather
    3 years ago

    Thank you! I didn’t know several of those. I will use them – today!!!

    Pablo
    3 years ago

    Excellent! I’m not using Siri enough. Thanks for motivating me to change that.

    Tricia Hoekwater
    3 years ago

    Great information. New ways to save time and sanity

    David Christensen
    3 years ago

    I love the idea of Siri. I wish they would get Siri doing more on my local network. Right now I have movies on a hard drive and all the movies are listed in my iTunes. But so far if I ask Siri to play one of these movies it can’t see them. I should beable to ask Siri on my iPad to play a movie that is on my hard drive. I can do it manually Siri should beable to do that.

    JF
    3 years ago

    Great video!
    2 questions:
    A/ I’ve been creating recurring events in my iOS Calendar using “Repeat” since iOS 7 or 8. Did you mean it’s hard/impossible on Mac OS?

    B/ Any tips for those who have turned off Siri in Permissions and then lost the separate Permissions PW?

    3 years ago

    JF: Compare the repeat options for Mac and iOS. You have much more that you can do on Mac.
    So you enabled parental restrictions with a password and have now lost that password? Not sure, but I think a backup and then restore from iTunes on a Mac will get you out of that, but as you can imagine I have never tried it myself. Maybe a Genius Bar visit will be the first step.

    Philip
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary — I guess I don’t understand what you meant by not being able to set recurring events in iOS. Isn’t that what the “repeat” function is for in Calendar? I create recurrent events in Calendar on my iPhone all the time (like patient appointments) by setting it to “repeat” every day, week, month, year or custom interval.

    Ray
    3 years ago

    Great Video. More new, neat “stuff”.. Thanks

    Linda Taylor
    3 years ago

    Thanks Gary. I haven’t played with Siri yet, but I’ll investigate now. After all, I don’t want to be left too far behind! 😉

    Bruce Lustig
    3 years ago

    I did not know that a query could be edited! That is great because I live in Southern Arizona and many location names are Spanish and Siri many times does not know what you are saying. For instance the town of Sahaurita. Rather than yelling at Siri in anger, I can just edit the query. Awesome.

    Michael
    3 years ago

    This isn’t bad. How do you get Siri to give you the time between two dates. I tried to get the years/months between October 1, 2004 and now but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Also I tried to get Siri to add a label to the alarm and couldn’t figure out how to do that either.

    3 years ago

    Michael: Couldn’t seem to get Siri to do that either, sorry.

    Kerrie Redgate
    3 years ago

    Fabulous! Thanks so much, Gary! I’d had no idea SIRI could do so many things.

    Michael
    3 years ago

    Siri can set a timer down to the second, which I don’t believe can be done manually. Awesome, thanks.

    Adam Snyder
    3 years ago

    Good video Gary.
    I learned a few new tricks from this video.
    I also which she would hear me as plainly, and be as helpful as she did you in this video.

    John Stires
    3 years ago

    Is there a way to ‘train’ Siri to better understand my voice? I asked, “What time will the moon rise this evening?” and got a list of restaurants. Very typical. Grrr.

    3 years ago

    John: Siri isn’t on your phone, not really. It is on an Apple server. It is constantly being trained to understand “everyone” — but not you in particular. If it doesn’t understand, just try again.

    Cindy and Ralph Andren
    3 years ago

    Where do I find siri on my Mac computer?
    I use it on my smart phone but not sure how to use it on computer.

    3 years ago

    Cindy: It is in macOS Sierra. Unless you have the beta, it should be out later this month (guess).

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