How to use Siri with the Calendar

Everything you need to know about using Siri with the calendar to manage your diary on your iPhone and iPad.

Siri User Guide
Siri User Guide

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 want to.

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, 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.

  • Check out our other tutorials on how to use reminders and notes with Siri.

Add calendar events using Siri

This feature is handy 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
Add Event

Siri will ask you to confirm your calendar entry - by voice or by tapping the confirm button - before adding it to your calendar. You will also be informed 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 relatively 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
Edit Event

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
Delete Event

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.

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.