Access the Timer on your iPhone or iPad by opening the Clock app and tapping on the Timer tab.
Setting a timer is already a pretty straightforward process, but when you use it with Siri, it becomes far more convenient to use in everyday situations.
Say you spent the last couple of hours preparing an impressive feast for your friends and realize it’s time to get cleaned up and ready to be the dutiful host/hostess. So you set the alarm on your oven, to let you know when you need to add some vital ingredients.
So far so good, but what if you’re getting ready on the other side of the house, and won’t be able to hear the alarm?
Siri rides to the rescue again.
In this article, we trigger Siri using the “Hey Siri” voice command. Did you know there are other methods available, depending on your device? You can read about them all in our how to use Siri guide.
Starting a timer
Activate Siri by holding down the side/home button, or saying “Hey Siri” if you’ve already set the feature up, and say:
Hey Siri, start a timer for 15 minutes
Hey Siri, set the timer for 25 minutes
The timer starts running, and Siri displays the countdown in a popup alert on your device. Tap on the alert or open the Clock app to view the main timer screen.
The timer is also shown just below the time on your lock screen.
Siri will alert you by sounding an alarm you once the time you specified has passed.
Pausing a timer
You can interact with Siri once the timer is already running using these voice commands.
Hey Siri, check the timer
Hey Siri, pause the timer
Hey Siri, resume the timer
Stopping a timer
Hey Siri, stop the timer