Siri isn’t able to trade stocks for you or turn you into a billionaire, but it can certainly keep you updated on the latest market movements and financial news.
So if you own stocks or like to follow the monetary exchanges, the Stocks app is a convenient way to get up-to-the-minute news and information on share prices, currency exchange rates, and global markets.
Stocks uses data from Yahoo Finance to monitor the markets. The app is available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Stocks and trades you are watching will automatically sync between devices using your iCloud account.
In this article, we’ll show you the following:
- How to use the Stocks app on an iPhone.
- How to find specific stock prices with Siri.
- How to check stock indexes with Siri.
- How to use Siri to search currency values in Stocks.
- How to use the Stocks app on an Apple Watch.
How to use the Stocks app on an iPhone
Siri integrates with Stocks very well, so there is no need to keep manually opening the app to find the information you need.
Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:
- Press and hold the Side/Home button until Siri appears.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
To open the Stocks app to see an overview of the stocks you are following, say:
Hey Siri, open Stocks.
If your device is currently locked, you’ll be prompted to unlock it.
How to find specific stock prices with Siri
To check a specific stock price, say “Check” or “Show” followed by the stock name. For example:
Hey Siri, check Apple stock today?
Hey Siri, show Dow Jones.
Siri will display the latest information on the stock or market requested and give further helpful information via voice feedback, such as closing bell values.
Tapping the on-screen notification will open up the same information in the Stocks app, allowing you to dive further into the latest data.
Further useful commands are (where name is the name of the stock):
Hey Siri, what’s the name stock price?
Hey Siri, compare name with name.
Hey Siri, what’s name’s P/E ratio?
How to check stock indexes with Siri
Just say the name of the index:
Hey Siri, what did FTSE close at today?
What is NASDAQ’s current position?
Hey Siri, how are the markets doing?
How to use Siri to search currency values in Stocks
Say the name of the currency you want information on:
Hey Siri, open Australian dollar in stocks.
Hey Siri, open Bitcoin in stocks.
Siri will either open the Stocks app and show you the relevant data, or provide you with a list of options for your query. Just tap on the correct choice to open it in Stocks.
How to check the stocks on your Apple Watch with Siri
If Stocks is already installed on your iPhone, it will be available on a paired Apple Watch. Check it’s installed by either looking for the Stocks app icon on the Watch face or:
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone
- Tap on My Watch
- Scroll down and check the Stocks app is listed.
Within the Watch app, you can select a default stock to show on the Watch and select your preferred display mode for the Stocks complication.
As you would expect, the Siri commands on the Apple Watch are identical to those on other devices, and Siri can be activated by:
- Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
- Press and hold the Digital Crown.
- Using Raise to Speak if enabled.
When Siri has processed your stock request, the watch screen will show a summary of the stock or trade in question. Less information is provided than on the iPhone or Mac, but it’s an excellent option for getting hold of stock prices and exchange rates on the go.