iOS Siri and Dictation Command List

Last modified
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Updated: iOS 9

Listed below are some common commands which can be used with Siri in iOS 9.


  • "Show Accessibility Settings"
  • "Turn on Voice Over"
  • "Turn on Invert Colors"
  • “Turn on Guided Access”
  • "Turn on Assistive Touch"
  • "Show me the Accessibility Settings"
  • "Open VoiceOver settings"


  • "Call Randy"
  • "Call my wife on her iPhone"
  • "Call home"
  • "Call my Mom at work”
  • "Call 816 555 1212"
  • "Redial last number"
  • "Return missed call"
  • "Call back my last missed call"
  • "Siri, should I call David?"
  • "Get my call history"
  • "Call 911"
  • "Call the Fire Department"
  • "Check my voice mail"
  • "Do I have new voice mail?"
  • "Play my last voice mail"
  • "Play the last voicemail from Scott"
  • "Play voice mail from Julie"


  • "FaceTime Angela"
  • "FaceTime audio Angela"
  • "FaceTime video Angela"
  • "Make a FaceTime call to Angela"


  • "When is my wife’s birthday?"
  • "What’s Henry's address?"
  • "What is my father’s phone number?"
  • "Who is Jack Stevens?"
  • "Show Allison's home email address"
  • "Show Emily Jackson"
  • "Find people named Smith"
  • "Learn how to pronounce my name"
  • "Learn how to pronounce my mom's name"


  • "Call me Thomas"
  • "My wife is Angela Smith"
  • "My brother is Michael Smith"
  • "Carol Smith is my mom"
  • "My boss' name is David Connery"
  • "My dad is Scott Smith"
  • "Zach Smith is my son"
  • "John Smith is my uncle"
  • "Randy Dalton Smith is my brother-in-law"


  • "Send a message to Michael"
  • "Send a message to Michael saying I'' be home in about 20 minutes”
  • "Send a message to Karen on her mobile saying That sounds great. I'll see you soon"
  • "Text my mom and dad saying Let’s have dinner tomorrow evening"
  • "Text Sharon and Becky saying Where are you?"
  • "Send a message to 816 555 1212"
  • "Read my new messages"
  • "Read it again"
  • "Reply See you tomorrow"
  • "Reply Be there in 15 minutes"
  • "Tell her I'll be there in 15 minutes"
  • "Call her on her iPhone"


  • "New email to Jenniffer Palmer"
  • "Email Jeff and Mary and say I'll meet you at Magic Kingdom tomorrow"
  • "Email mom about the trip"
  • "Mail Scott about the baseball tickets"
  • "Check email"
  • "Read my last email"
  • "Do I have any new messages?"
  • "Any new email from my boss today?"
  • "Show the email from Kevin yesterday"
  • "Show new mail about the soccer game"
  • "Reply Hey Jessica, let’s go to the movie tonight!"
  • "Call him at work"
  • "Respond to her eMail"


  • "Schedule a meeting with Mark tomorrow at 4PM"
  • "Schedule a conference call with Jamie today at 2PM"
  • "Schedule a meeting about the new staff at 10AM"
  • "schedule meeting about vacation at 1PM tomorrow in the conference room"
  • "Set up a meeting at 9AM"
  • "Set up a meeting with Lisa at 10AM"
  • "New appointment with Matthew Friday at noon"
  • "Meet with David at 7"
  • "Reschedule 3PM meeting to 7PM"
  • "Reschedule my 11AM meeting today"
  • "Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Cleveland to next Tuesday at 10am"
  • "Move my 3pm meeting to 5:30PM"
  • "Add Thomas to 2:30 meeting"
  • "Add Michael to meeting with Scott"
  • "Cancel the new vacation meeting"
  • "What’s on my calendar today?”
  • "What’s on my calendar tomorrow?”
  • "What’s on my calendar for Thursday?"
  • "When is my next meeting"
  • "Where is my next meeting?"
  • "When is my next appointment?"
  • "When am I meeting with Larry?"


  • "Remind me about this"

  • "remind me about this in an hour"
  • "Remind me about this when I get home"
  • "Remind me about this when I get to the car"
  • "Remind me about this email Friday at noon"
  • "Remind me about this place when I get in the car"
  • "Remind me to check the dog"
  • "Remember to stop by the store"
  • "Remind me to call mom at 8PM"
  • "Remind me to turn on the crockpot at 8am tomorrow"
  • "Remind me to leave work at 3PM"
  • "Remind me to water the grass when I get home"
  • "Remind me to stop by the grocery store when I leave work"
  • "Remember to pick up girl scount cookies next Wednesday"
  • "Remind me to call Angela when I leave"
  • "Remind me to call Coby when I get to work"


  • "Create note: Garage keypad code is 3970"
  • "Note that I spent $15 on lunch"
  • "Create grocery list note
  • "Find my grocery list note"
  • "Add eggs to my grocery list note"
  • "Show my note from June 25th"
  • "Read my grocery list note"


  • "Read my notifications"

Find my Friends

  • "Where is my wife?"
  • "Is my wife at home?"
  • "Where is Julie?"
  • "Where are all my friends?"
  • "Who is near me?"
  • "Let my husband know when I leave work"
  • "Let me know when my son gets home"
  • "Who is here?"
  • "Is my daughter at home?"

Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)

  • "Post on Facebook On my way to the Magic Kingdom"
  • "Write on my wall Having a great time in Florida"
  • "Tweet I love AppleVis hashtag AppleVis"
  • "Tweet visit"
  • "Post to Twitter AppleVis is awesome!"
  • "Tweet my location Having fun in Orlando!"
  • "Search Twitter for best VoiceOver tips"
  • "What’s trending on Twitter"
  • "Show me my tweets"
  • "What are people saying about Apple"


  • "What time is it?"
  • "What day is it?"
  • "What is today’s date?"
  • "What time is it in London?"
  • "What time is it in Italy?"
  • "What’s the date this Thursday?"
  • "When is Easter?"
  • "Set an alarm for 5AM"
  • "Wake me up tomorrow at 7AM"
  • "Wake me up on weekdays at 6AM"
  • "Wake me up on weekends at 9AM"
  • "Wake me up in 2 hours"
  • "Change my 8AM alarm to 6AM"
  • "Show all alarms"
  • "Turn off my 6AM alarm"
  • "Delete my 6AM alarm"
  • "Turn off all alarms"
  • "Set the timer for 20 minutes"
  • "Show the timer"
  • "Pause the timer
  • "Reset the timer"
  • "Resume the timer"
  • "Stop the timer"
  • "Change timer"


  • "Where am I?"
  • "How do I get home?"
  • "Directions to home"
  • "Directions to my mom’s home"
  • "Take me to my wife"
  • "Show my current location"
  • "Show me Union Station"
  • "Give me public transit directions to the Union Station"
  • "Show me directions from Kansas City Missouri to Chicago Illinois"
  • "Give me walking directions to Emily"
  • "What's my next turn?"
  • "Are we there yet?"
  • "What’s my ETA?"

Food and Local Business

  • "Show me restaurant information for Cheesecake Factory in Chicago"
  • "Show me reviews for Cheesecake Factory in Chicago"
  • "I need a reservation tonight at Cheesecake Factory tonight"
  • "Show me good Chinese restaurants near me"
  • "Table for four in Chicago Saturday Night"
  • "Find pizza near me"
  • "Find coffee near me"
  • "Where’s a good Mexican place around here?"
  • "Find Starbucks near me"
  • "Good Chinese restaurants near me"
  • "What’s the best restaurant in Chicago?"
  • "Find a gas station near me"
  • "I’m running low on gas"
  • "Show me the closest hospital"
  • "I need a good plumber"
  • "Show ATMs near me"
  • "Is there a pharmacy near me?"
  • "I need some aspirin"
  • "Show me the nearest WiFi hotspots"
  • "Find a happy hour nearby"
  • "What time does Burger King close?"
  • "Where’s a good inexpensive place to eat around here?"
  • "Find me a place to eat where I can sit outside"
  • "Where’s a good hair salon?"

Math and Conversions

  • "What is 45 x 12?"
  • "What is 7 to the 12th power?"
  • "What is the square root of 144?"
  • "What’s an 18% tip on $45?"
  • "What is the tip on $80?"
  • "How much is $100 in Canadian dollars?"
  • "What is 32 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?"
  • "How many cups in a liter?"
  • "How many ounces in a cup?"

Apple Music

  • "Play Stairway to Heaven"
  • "Play Goodlife after this song"
  • "Play the number one song right now"
  • "Play the top rock songs now"
  • "Shuffle the top 10 hip-hop songs"
  • "Play the most popular song from May 1965"
  • "Play the song from Frozen"
  • "Play top song from 1989"
  • "Play Only by Van Halen"
  • "I like this song"
  • "Play more like this"
  • "Play more from this artist"
  • "Play more songs like this one"
  • "Don't play this song again"
  • "Play my Rock and Roll station"
  • "I want to hear the live version of this song"
  • "Add Adelle to my library"
  • "Get the new Maroon 5 album"
  • "Buy this song"
  • "Add this song to my wish list"
  • "Play Jazz music"
  • "Play workout playlist"
  • "Play relaxation playlist"
  • "Shuffle my Relaxation playlist"
  • "Play the album Back in Black"
  • "Play the album Back in Black shuffled"
  • "Play Porter Robinson"
  • "Play Years of War"
  • "Pause music"
  • "Stop music"
  • "Resume music
  • "Skip track"
  • "Play previous track"
  • "What music is playing?"
  • "Hey Siri, what song is this?"
  • "Play Porter Robinson on iTunes radio"


  • "Play podcast"
  • "Play AppleVis podcast"
  • "Play it twice fast"
  • "Jump back 20 seconds"
  • "Skip ahead 10 seconds"
  • "Play"
  • "Pause"
  • "Search for AppleVis podcasts"
  • "Find the AppleVis podcasts in the iTunes Store"
  • "Download the new AppleVis Podcasts"

News, Sports, and Weather

  • "What’s the latest in San Francisco?"
  • "What’s the weather like today?"
  • "What’s the temperature outside?"
  • "What’s the weather like for the next hour?"
  • "What’s the weather for tomorrow?"
  • "What’s the forecast for this weekend?"
  • "Is it going to snow next week?"
  • "How’s the weather in London right now?"
  • "Will it rain in orlando this week?"
  • "Is it hot in Orlando right now?"
  • "How windy is it out there?"
  • "Check next week’s forecast for New York"
  • "How humid is it in New York right now?"
  • "What’s the high for Chicago on Friday?"
  • "When is sunrise in London?"
  • "When is sunset in Seattle?"
  • "Did the groundhog see its shadow?"
  • "What’s the UV Index outside?"
  • "Show me football scores from Sunday"
  • "Show me NFL standings"
  • "When do the Kansas City Chiefs play next?"
  • "Show me the Kansas City Chiefs season schedule"
  • "Which NFL team has the most yards?"
  • "Show me career statistics for Peyton Manning"
  • "When does the NBA season start?"
  • "Is there an NBA game today?"
  • "How many regular-season games does each NBA team play?"
  • "Did the Lakers win?"
  • "When is the next Lakers home game"
  • "Who won the Super Bowl"
  • "Who has the most touchdowns?"
  • "Who will win the Bears game?"
  • "Who’s the quarterback for Denver?"
  • "What channel is the Red Sox on?"
  • "Show me the roster of the Giants"
  • "Is anyone on the Red Sox injured?"

Movies and Entertainment

  • "What movies are coming out this weekend?"
  • "What movies are playing near me?"
  • "Find some movie theaters near me"
  • "Find movie theaters in Orlando, Florida"
  • "Find movie theaters near my office"
  • "Can you recommend a movie?"
  • "Are there any 3D movies playing around here?"
  • "What are the best movies playing right now?"
  • "What R-Rated movies are playing?"
  • "What are some PG movies playing this today?"
  • "What action movies are playing"
  • “What’s the the movie The Good Dinosaur about?"
  • "Show me reviews of the movie The Good Dinosaur"
  • "Show me ratings for The Good Dinosaur"
  • "Do people like The Good Dinosaur?"
  • "Play the trailer for The Good Dinosaur"
  • "Who directed Avatar?"
  • "When was the movie Toy Story released?"
  • "Who starred in the movie Toy Story?"
  • "What movie won best picture in 1994?"
  • "How many movies has John Travolta been in?"
  • "Buy season two of The Simpsons"
  • "Buy the latest season of The Simpsons"


  • "How is the stock market doing today?"
  • "What is the Dow at?"
  • "Where is the Nasdaq at today?"
  • "Show me the stock information for Apple"
  • "What is Apple’s stock price?"
  • "Compare AAPL and the Dow Jones"
  • "What did Apple close at today?"
  • "How is the Nikkei doing?"
  • "What is Apple’s PE ratio?"


  • "Search the web for best 42 inch television"
  • "Search for baked cookie recipes"
  • "Search the web for best smartphones"
  • "Search for news about the Apple Keynotes"
  • "Search Google for AppleVis"
  • "Search Google for top rock albums"
  • "Search Wikipedia for Steve Jobs"
  • "Search Bing for upcoming movies"
  • "Search Twitter for AppleVis"
  • "Search Yahoo for what’s happening in China"
  • "What’s the definition of blind?"
  • "Show me the Orion constellation"
  • "How do you spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?"
  • "Search for images of cats"
  • "Search for images of Seattle"
  • "Search for images of Apple iPhone"


  • "Find the Hobbit book in iBook"
  • "Find books by James Patterson"
  • "Download James Rollins novel"


  • "Show my photos from yesterday"
  • "Go t my photos from last night"
  • "Show my videos from this weekend"
  • "Lookup my videos taken from New York City"
  • "Find last year Hawaii's photos"


  • "Turn on airplane mode"
  • "Turn on Wi-Fi"
  • "Turn on Bluetooth"
  • "Turn on do not disturb"
  • "Turn on flashlight"
  • "Turn up brightness of display"
  • "Make the screen brighter"
  • "Display privacy settings"
  • "Is Bluetooth on?"
  • "Open Phone Settings"
  • "Open music settings"
  • "Open mail settings"
  • "Open Twitter settings"
  • "Open VoiceOver settings"


  • "Play Dice World"
  • "Open Music"
  • "Launch Facebook"
  • "Take a picture"
  • "Get the Bard Mobile app"
  • "Find Twitter in the AppStore"
  • "Download Facebook"


  • "What’s the price of gasoline in Chicago?"
  • "How tall is Taylor Swift?"
  • "When was Abraham Lincoln born?"
  • "How many calories in a donut?"
  • "How far away is the Moon?"
  • "What’s the population of India?"
  • "How many days until Christmas?"
  • "What is the nutritional information for a bowl of Cheerios?"
  • "What is the wavelength of 500MHz?"
  • "What notes are in a B minor chord?"
  • "What is Apple in Morse Code?"
  • "When is daylight saving time?"
  • "How high is El Capitan?"


  • "New line" (Move to the next line)
  • "New paragraph" (Start a new paragraph)
  • "Cap" (Capitalise the next word)
  • "Caps on" ... "caps off" (Capitalise a section of text)
  • "All caps" (Make the next word all uppercase)
  • "All caps on" ... "all caps off" (Make part of what you say uppercase)
  • "No caps" (Make the next word lowercase)
  • "No caps on" ... "no caps off" (Make sure part of what you say is all lowercase)
  • "Space bar" (Prevent a hyphen from appearing in a normally hyphenated word)
  • "No space" (Prevent a space between words)
  • "No space on" ... "no space off" (Prevent a section of text from having spaces between words)
  • "Period" or "full stop" (Place a "."at the end of a sentence)
  • "Dot"
  • "Point"
  • "Ellipsis" or "dot dot dot"
  • "Comma"
  • "Double comma"
  • "Quote" or "quotation mark"
  • "Quote ... end quote" or "quote ... close quote" (Place quotes around a section of text)
  • "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"
  • "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")

Most of these commands have been sourced from the various support documentation provided by Apple. If you have found any mistakes and/or have any commands that were not mentioned above, please leave a comment below.



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Submitted by Bruce Bowers on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Regarding: "Write on my wall Having a great time in Walt Disney World" Just remember, it's not a good idea to publicize that you're away from home if no one is watching your house.

Submitted by Deborah Armstrong on Monday, March 21, 2016

"Show contact info for Mary Brown"

"Play my last voice mail"

"Add Tylenol to my drugstore list"

"Create a Christmas list"

"Which day was March 21, 1969"

"Which day is April 9"

"Remind me in twenty minutes that the dryer is done"

"Search the app store for twitter apps"

Submitted by Chip Orange on Thursday, March 24, 2016

great job Anonymouse; also with the beginners series of podcasts, very very helpful!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, April 8, 2016

You can to the phone commands list add the following.

Call 800-555-1212 on speaker phone

That actually works, or did the last time I used the function 2 weeks ago to call my buss scheduling service.

Submitted by rdfreak on Friday, April 8, 2016

Lol I've dictated the words 'new line" before to obviously insert a new line, and it's actually inserted those words into my text. Don't trust that one. haha

Submitted by That Blind Canuck on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I know what you mean with the problem you're having with the "new line". Although that one works fine for mne, I am having the same issue when using the "caps on" and "caps off" command. I tried even saying it without the "s" in the word "Caps" but it does the same.

I remember this working a lot better back in iOS 8 or older.

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