Hey Siri! Things to Ask Siri: A Beginner’s Guide

Now you’ve activated and learned how to use Siri on your device, it’s time to have some fun and try out a few basic commands with “Hey Siri!”

Make sure you also check out our dictation guide and commands for Apple Music.


Ask Siri to Tell the Time

Ask Siri to tell you the time in your location, or for anywhere else in the world.

Hey Siri, what time is it?

Hey Siri, what time is it in Los Angeles

Ask Siri - Hey Siri Check Time

Set Alarms

Set as many alarms as you like without touching your iPhone.

Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7am

Hey Siri, wake me up at 7am

Ask Siri - Hey Siri Alarm

Set Timers

Never burn a meal or miss a meeting again! Quickly set a timer to prompt you into action.

Hey Siri, set a timer for 15 minutes

Ask Siri - Timer

Use the Calendar

Add, change and remove events, meetings and events on the move.

Hey Siri, Schedule a meeting with Jane for Friday at 9 o’clock

Ask Siri - Meeting

Get Directions

Route details are calculated and displayed using the Apple Maps app.

Hey Siri, what’s the quickest route home?

Hey Siri, what’s the quickest route from New York to Dallas?

Ask Siri - Directions

Check the Weather

Check on the weather forecast in your location, or for anywhere else around the world.

Hey Siri, how warm is it going to be today?

Hey Siri, will I need an umbrella tomorrow?

Ask Siri - Weather

Set Reminders

Quickly add items to your reminders lists without the need to pick up your phone.

Hey Siri, remind me to buy milk

Ask Siri - Reminder

Send Messages

Dictate and send full message to anyone on your contact list or by using their phone number.

You can set up relationships to enable use of informal terms such as Dad, Sister and Boss.

Hey Siri, send a text message to Dad

Learn more tricks on sending messages with Siri.

Ask Siri - Message

Open Apps

It’s possible to open both default iOS apps and third-party apps, simply by saying the app name.

Hey Siri, open the Health App

Ask Siri - Open App

Translate

You can use Siri to translate phrases into a number of other languages, even relatively complex sentences.

Read more about how to use Siri Translate.

Hey Siri, how do I say hello in German?

Ask Siri - Translate

Control Apple Music

Request a specific track to be played directly from your library, or streamed from Apple Music.

Hey Siri, play me a song from The Greatest Showman

We’ve also complied a list of some of the most popular Apple Music commands.

Ask Siri - Hey Siri Apple Music

Ask Siri Questions

Access an astounding wealth of knowledge provided by Wolfram Alpha.

Hey Siri, who is the President of France?

Ask Siri - Hey Siri Questions
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