How to use Siri with Apple Notes

Siri makes the process of quickly adding and editing a note just that bit easier. So here is everything you need to know about using Siri with Notes.

Siri User Guide
Siri User Guide

Like its sister apps, Reminders and Calendar, Notes is maturing in both ease of use and functionality with each release.

Siri makes the process of quickly adding and editing a note just that bit easier, especially if you’re on the move and need to jot something down quickly.

So here is everything you need to know about using Siri with Notes to create, dictate, find, update, and remove entries.

We have written a detailed Siri dictation guide to give you tips on getting the most out of speaking to Siri.

Create a new note with Siri

Siri can make the process of entering a note into your iPhone or iPad much quicker.

Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:

  1. Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
  2. Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.

(If this doesn't work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).

Hey Siri, create a note
Hey Siri, create a note called Vacation

Siri will ask you what you want the note to say; you can start dictating the text at this point. Once finished, you will be prompted to confirm your entry.

Create Note

For shorter notes, speak the note text at the same time as creating the note:

Hey Siri, note that my PIN number is 0202

This will create a note containing the information you dictated.

Pin Number Note

Finding notes with Siri

There is a variety of phrases you can use to find notes:

Hey Siri, show me my notes
Hey Siri, show me my notes from tomorrow/today/next week
Notes Today
Hey Siri, show me my notes from the 4th July
Hey Siri, show me notes about my important project
Hey Siri, find notes about music

A list of matching notes will be displayed on the screen; tap on the one you wish to read.

How to make Siri read notes

Siri can read your notes out loud. Just say the note name:

Hey Siri, read my pin number note

Update a note

To edit an existing note, say:

Hey Siri, update my last note
Hey Siri, update note
Hey Siri, update my pin number note
Siri with Notes - Edit Note

Deleting notes

It’s currently not possible to delete notes using Siri. To remove a note, open the Notes app, tap the Delete icon or swipe left over the note in the Notes list, then tap Delete.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.

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