How to use Siri with the Calendar

Everything you need to know about using Siri with the calendar to manage your diary on your iPhone and iPad.

Checking your Calendar

You may have seen the TV commercial where Siri is asked:

Hey Siri, what does my day look like?

Try it out, Siri will give you a summary of your day. You can also get a little more specific if you want to.

What’s in my calendar for the 11th January 2019?

Other variations could be ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’, ‘next Monday’ etc. Siri will display a list of your appointment(s) or tell you that you have nothing in your calendar.

Add Calendar Events using Siri

This feature is particularly useful if you are out of the office and need to quickly schedule a meeting or event into your calendar.

Schedule a meeting with Jane for Friday at 9 o’clock
Schedule Meeting

Siri will ask you to confirm your calendar entry - by voice or by tapping the confirm button - before adding it to your calendar, also informing you of conflicting calendar entries.

If you made a mistake or need to edit some of the details before confirmation, then you can say:

Change the title
Change the date

Siri will make the requested changes and ask you to confirm them.

Edit Calendar Events using Siri

If you need to change an existing appointment, Siri will understand quite informal language.

Hey Siri, move my 9am meeting tomorrow
Hey Siri, change my 9am appointment on Friday

Siri will then prompt you for a new time and date. Once you have instructed Siri of the new time and date, you will be asked to confirm the updated details. Say ‘Yes’ or tap the button on screen to complete the changes.

You can also name specific events to edit:

Hey Siri, change my meeting with Jane on Friday to 10 o’clock
Change Meeting

Cancel an appointment using Siri

If you need to cancel an existing appointment, say:

Hey Siri, cancel my meeting with Jane on Friday
Cancel Meeting

If you have multiple appointments, Siri will ask which one you want to cancel. You will be promoted to confirm the cancellation, say ‘Yes’ or tap the button on screen to confirm.

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