Everything you need to know about using Siri with the calendar app to manage your diary on your iPhone and iPad and Mac.
As always, Siri can be activated by pressing the side button or saying ‘Hey Siri’.
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.
Hey Siri, schedule a meeting with Jane for Monday at 9 o’clock
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:
Hey Siri, change the title
Hey Siri, 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 Monday
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 Monday to 10 o’clock
Delete a calendar event using Siri
If you need to cancel an existing event, just say something like:
Hey Siri, cancel my meeting with Jane on Monday
If you have multiple appointments, Siri will ask which one you want to cancel. You will be prompted to confirm the cancellation, say ‘Yes’, or tap the button on-screen to confirm.