iPhone 4S Siri Commands All In One Post!

by Ahmed Omar on October 6, 2011

The most important feature in the iPhone 4S is that Siri voice recognition feature that can answer questions and perform for tasks for users based on voice input. In case you’re getting the iPhone 4S, or the hackers were successful to port it to the iPhone 4, you will absolutely need this list of commands that Siri can do.

Siri Commands

Address Book
Querying Contacts
  • What’s Michael’s address?
  • What is Susan Park’s phone number?
  • When is my wife’s birthday?
  • Show Jennifer’s home email address
Finding Contacts
  • Show Jason Russell
  • Find people named Park
  • Who is Michael Manning?
  • My mom is Susan Park
  • Michael Manning is my brother
  • Call my brother at work


Adding Events
  • Set up a meeting at 9
  • Set up a meeting with Michael at 9
  • Meet with Lisa at noon
  • Set up a meeting about hiring tomorrow at 9am
  • New appointment with Susan Park Friday at 3
  • Schedule a planning meeting at 8:30 today in the boardroom
Changing events
  • Move my 3pm meeting to 4:30
  • Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Manning to next Monday at 9am
  • Add Lisa to my meeting with Jason
  • Cancel the budget review meeting
Asking about events
  • 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 Michael?
  • Where is my next meeting?
Setting Alarms
  • 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
Checking the Clock
  • What time is it?
  • What time is it in Berlin?
  • What is today’s date?
  • What’s the date this Saturday?
Using a Timer
  • Set the timer for ten minutes
  • Show the timer
  • Pause the timer
  • Resume
  • Reset the timer
  • Stop it
Sending Messages
  • Email Lisa about the trip
  • Email Jennifer about the change in plans
  • New email to Susan Park
  • Mail Dad about the rent check
  • Email Dr. Manning and say I got the forms, thanks
  • Mail Lisa and Jason about the party and say I had a great time
Checking Messages
  • Check email
  • Any new email from Michael today?
  • Show new mail about the lease
  • Show the email from Lisa yesterday
Responding to Messages
  • Reply Dear Susan sorry about the late payment
  • Call him at work
Checking Up on Friends
  • Where’s Jason?
  • Where is my sister?
  • Is my wife at home?
  • Where are all my friends?
  • Who is here?
  • Who is near me?
  • How do I get home?
  • Show 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California
  • Directions to my dad’s work
Local Businesses
  • Find coffee near me
  • Where is Starbucks?
  • Find some burger joints in Baltimore
  • Find a gas station within walking distance
  • Good Mexican restaurants around here
Sending Texts
  • Tell Susan I’ll be right there
  • Send a message to Jason Russell
  • Send a message to Lisa saying how about tomorrow
  • Tell Jennifer the show was great
  • Send a message to Susan on her mobile saying I’ll be late
  • Send a message to
  • Text Jason and Lisa where are you?
Reading Texts
  • Read my new messages
  • Read it again
Replying to Texts
  • Reply that’s great news
  • Tell him I’ll be there in 10 minutes
  • Call her
  • Play The Light of the Sun
  • Play Trouble
  • Play Taking Back Sunday shuffled
  • Play Alicia Keys
  • Play some blues
  • Play my party mix
  • Shuffle my roadtrip playlist
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Skip
Creating and finding notes
  • Note that I spent $12 on lunch
  • Note: check out that new Alicia Keys album
  • Find my restaurant note
  • Create a reading list note
  • Add Tom Sawyer to my reading list note
Phone calls
  • Call Jason
  • Call Jennifer Wright mobile
  • Call Susan on her work phone
  • Call
  • Call home
  • FaceTime Lisa
Requesting reminders
  • Remind me to call mom
  • Remind me to call my mom 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 Jason
  • Remind me to finish the report by 6
Checking Stocks
  • What’s Apple’s stock price?
  • What is Apple’s PE ratio?
  • What did Yahoo close at today?
  • How is the Nikkei doing?
  • How are the markets doing?
  • What is the Dow at?
Checking the Forecast
  • 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?
Looking up information
  • Search the web for Bora Bora
  • Search for vegetarian pasta recipes
  • Search the web for best cable plans
  • Google the war of 1812
  • Search Wikipedia for Abraham Lincoln
  • Search for news about the World Cup
  • Bing Alicia Keys
Using Wolfram Alpha
  • 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?
  • What was the Best Picture of 1983?
  • 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?

(Source: TUAW)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jasper.fang Jasper Fang

    that’s handful..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasper.fang Jasper Fang

    that’s handful..

  • techfreak243

    This is all in iOS 5 so anybody who gets the update will get siri

  • techfreak243

    This is all in iOS 5 so anybody who gets the update will get siri

  • Richwebb34

    You need a 4s for a fully working siri
    It has nothing to do with ios5

  • Richwebb34

    You need a 4s for a fully working siri
    It has nothing to do with ios5

  • Mclericim

    we must ask APPLE to change Siri’s name to STEVE don’t you think?

  • Mclericim

    we must ask APPLE to change Siri’s name to STEVE don’t you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Teja Chillarige

    Thats how apple decided to up the sales from the 4s, cause it would have nothing new without siri

  • anon

    then you’re an idiot

  • Dima6312

    It supports 3Gs and 4, 4S! Have fun!

  • Okikdok

    You’re missing quite a few commands.
    for Music: you can use “play playlist Driving Mix”
    for cabs: “i’m drunk”
    food: “i’m hungry”
    escorts: “i’m horny”
    more food: “find sushi restaurants” or “find sushi restaurants in New York”

    I would like to know where Siri finds this, because it won’t find any near my city.

  • Kira

    The reason it isn’t on the iPhone 4/3G is because it’s still in beta. Whilst it is damn good, they’re getting some feedback from the public beta. Once the beta period is over, it might be open to purchase (I seriously doubt they’ll give it away for free) for the iPhone 4/3GS.

    The iPhone 4S users get Siri ahead of time as a ‘treat’ for getting the ‘latest and greatest’ Apple product, after all wouldn’t you reward your clients for buying your latest products and give everyone an incentive above hardware to get the latest stuff.

  • KVD

    When you create a meeting you can also invite someone…..
    Setup a meeting for tomorrow at 3pm Dr. Summer Off and invite my wife

  • http://www.prosperityhut.com Prosperity Hut

    Very useful, thanks!

  • Deickmang

    Hmmm the a5 duo core isn’t new for iPhones?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikefas Michael Fasanello

    doesn’t work. it barely recognizes any of these commands. siri blows.

  • http://www.vanarsdalephoto.com tylerphotos

    You forgot:

    “I hate you.”
    “I love you.”
    “Tell me a story.”
    “Tell me a joke.”

  • Mike

    Excellent point Deickmang

  • Erik A.

    Dude, really? No problems here. Try speaking like a human being.

  • Robert B

    Then you are an idiot… I’ve been using the original Siri and 4S Siri and both work great.
    Sometimes when a tool doesn’t work, it’s not the tool that’s stupid!

  • Cmc

    For alarm clocks you can also tell Siri “show me all alarms”

  • V00d00ing

    i asked siri what is the meaning of life ?
    chocolate its says lol

  • BB

    I think it’s using Yelp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542851090 David Tozer

    Siri doesnt like when I ask it vulgar questions..

  • ranalynn

    Maybe you need to learn to speak proper English before you use Siri. She ROCKS!

  • Duane

    How about “restart” it resprings the phone.

  • Patrickwerduch

    Don’t use English US try another one and see if it works because it works great for me so it must be your accent

  • Healthyskin4you

    I’m trying to create a Grocery List. Later, I want to add to the list. I’ve tried saying “add to Grocery List” but that isn’t working. I also tried to create a Grocery List in Notes. There again, I have asked Siri to add to it but it isn’t working. What do I need to say?

  • Yourdad

    Ask it “who’s your daddy bitch” haha it actually says something funny.

  • Infected1d

    create grocery list note
    add (item) to grocery list note

  • Brodazofa

    Create a “grocery” list in your reminders. Once you set it up it’s as simple as saying “add soap to my grocery list”. Works beautifully. I have grocery, Costco, Walmart lists.

  • Brent

    Often times Siri does not understand a word. Does anyone know if you can spell the word and have her understand it Or just type it out As you spell It?
    I have tried it and it doesn’t seem to work.
    Also, as you can see when making edits editorial changes in the sentence it automatically capitalizes the word. Is there a way to turn this off? Or do you just have to say “no caps”