Siri makes it a breeze to create, update and read calendar events, and find out what’s coming up in your diary.
In this article, we’ll show you how to:
- Add calendar events using Siri.
- Change calendar events with Siri.
- Cancel calendar events with Siri.
- Check your calendar with Siri.
The examples in this guide can be used on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Add calendar events using Siri
This feature is handy if you are out of the office and need to schedule a meeting or event into your calendar quickly. You can use informal language, and Siri will recognize the words ‘meeting’, ‘appointment’, and ‘event’ as essentiality meaning the same thing,
First, activate Siri on your device:
- Press and hold the Side/Home button until Siri appears.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your iPhone.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
- By pressing and holding the Digital Crown.
- By using Raise to Speak.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your Apple Watch.
- Say “Hey Siri”.
- Press the Siri button.
- Use a keyboard shortcut.
- Use Type to Siri.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your Mac.
Hey Siri, schedule a meeting for Monday at 9 am.
Siri will ask you what you would like to call the meeting; say a name. In this example, we say:
Siri will tell you if you have conflicting calendar entries and ask if you would like to proceed.
If you say the name of one of your contacts when adding an event, they will be sent an invite.
Hey Siri, set up a meeting with Jason on Friday at 9.
Say “Yes” to send the invite or tap on Send Invitation.
You can also specify the name of an event in the same instruction:
Hey Siri, set up a meeting about promotions on Friday at 9 am.
Likewise, it’s easy to add a location to the event.
Hey Siri, schedule a meeting about promotions on Friday at 9 am at Starbucks.
By bringing it all together in one sentence you can provide all the information Siri needs to create an event.
Hey Siri, meet with Jason about promotions on Friday at 9 am in Starbucks.
Change calendar events using Siri
You can change an existing appointment in your calendar by saying something like:
Hey Siri, move my 9 am meeting to 11 am.
Hey Siri, reschedule my driving test appointment to Tuesday at 12.
You can also say the name of an event or a contact to make an edit:
Hey Siri, change my meeting with Jane on Monday to 10 am.
If you reschedule an event with a contact, they will be sent a notification informing them of the new time.
Adding contacts to an event
If you want to invite more people to an existing event, say something like:
Hey Siri, add Adam to my appointment with Jane.
Siri will search for a calendar entry with Jane and adds Adam, asking for your confirmation.
Cancel a calendar event using Siri
If you need to delete an existing event, just say something like:
Hey Siri, cancel my driving test appointment on Tuesday.
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.
Check your calendar with Siri
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’d like to.
Hey Siri, what’s on my calendar for January 19?
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.
Using Siri with the Calendar, along with the other Apple productivity apps, Notes and Reminders, can be a genuine time saver.