Asking Siri to add a reminder to a specific list at a specific time

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AnthonyFlower, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm having trouble with the wording to get Siri to do something that should be simple.

    I can add a reminder at a specific time and it defaults to a project specific reminders list rather than the one called reminders.
    I can add a reminder to a specific list by naming the list

    I can't add it to a specific list and specify a time as it then adds it to the calendar, not the reminders


    So how do I phrase this to get it to work:

    add 'feed the fish' to my 'reminders' reminders list for 10am tomorrow.

    Alternatively, can I set a default reminders list, the one it picked is completely random, it's not the original iPhone one, it's not the newest, it's not the oldest, it's not the last one I used, it's not first or last alphabetically, but Siri insists on putting all reminders on it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    For me I do it as a two step process. I need to order some medicine for my dogs today. I have three lists in Reminders: Tasks (which is synced from my work exchange account), Personal, and Pets. My default list is Personal.

    So I say to Siri: "Remind me at 9:30 to order medicine."
    Siri: "Ok, here's your reminder for 9:30 AM. Shall I create it?", and the reminder is displayed.
    Me: "Put it on my pets list"
    Siri: "Ok, I can add this to your 'Pets' list in Reminders. Shall I create it?", and the reminder is displayed again.
    Me: "Yes"
    Siri: "Ok, I'll remind you."

    After this I now have a reminder on my Pets list for 9:30 AM today which says "Order medicine."
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!

    I never thought to add instructions when it got to the final 'shall i create it', i just assumed that would only take a yes or a no!
     
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    #4
    This is great, I was having trouble with the flow there as well.
     
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    You should never need to say this. There's no reason it shouldn't have been on there to begin with.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Can you add multiple bullet items on the grocery list, instead of just one item at a time?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Shortcut to list

    U can add to list directly (one step)by saying : " add to [list_Name]"
     

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