iOS Siri and Dictation Command List

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Updated: iOS 9

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

Accessibility

  • "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"

Phone

  • "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

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

Contacts

  • "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"

Relationships

  • "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"

Messages

  • "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"

Mail

  • "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"

Calendar

  • "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?"

    Reminders

  • "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"

Notes

  • "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"

Notifications

  • "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 AppleVis.com"
  • "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"

Clock

  • "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"

Maps

  • "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"

Podcasts

  • "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"

Stocks

  • "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?"

Web:

  • "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"

Books

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

Photos

  • "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"

Settings

  • "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"

Launch

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

Q&A

  • "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?"

Dictation

  • "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.

Tags: 

Disclaimer

The guide on this page has generously been submitted by a member of the AppleVis community. As AppleVis is a community-powered website, we make no guarantee, either express or implied, of the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this guide.

10 Comments

#1 Re: Siri FaceBook commands

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.

#2 More commands I've personally tried

"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"

#4 Siri commands

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

#5 You can to the phone commands

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.

#6 new line

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

#7 Caps On and Caps Off

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.

#9 flashlight command is not valid

The "turn on flashlight" command listed above is not valid according to Siri

#10 hey-siri.io says it is closed

site says it's now closed, although you can download a PDF of what was there evidently.