Siri -a list of commands, Easter eggs

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  1. t0mat0, Oct 11, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011

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    t0mat0

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    How's about a list then?

    When we're getting used to Siri, it'll be useful to know what the limits of it are, and also some cool shortcuts, and searches it can do, examples of how you use it.
    We have a rough outline from Apple. Plan is - if people are interested, i'll flesh out this post and the ones below with the reach and syntax it can take etc.

    <Work in progress>

    Q:
    - Can you use contacts via their nickname?
    - Can it search custom labels? (e.g. for custom label for a phone number for contacts (e.g. work emergency mobile)

    ***Confirmed words in bold, queries in italics***

    General starting words:

    Who
    What
    When
    Why
    How
    Show

    Input categories:

    Address Book: Querying Contacts, Finding Contacts, Relationships
    Calendars: Adding Events, Changing Events, Asking About Events
    Alarms: Setting Alarms, Checking the Clock, Using a Timer
    Email: Sending Messages, Checking Messages, Responding to Messages
    Friends: Checking Up on Friends
    Maps: Directions, Local Businesses
    Messages: Sending Texts, Reading Texts, Replying to Texts
    Music: Playback
    Notes: Creating and Finding Notes
    Phone: Phone Calls
    Reminders: Requesting Reminders
    Stocks: Checking Stocks


    Address Book:
    Fields:
    Phone <label> [mobile, iPhone, home, work, main, <custom labels>...]
    Email <label> [home, work, other, MobileMe, <custom labels>

    Custom ringtone for contact
    Custom vibration for contact (and flash light flashing?)
    Custom text tone for contact
    Home page
    Address
    Nickname
    Job title
    Department
    IM
    Birthday
    Date
    Related people
    Notes

    Examples:
    Who - is John Appleseed?
    What's - Mike's address?
    - John Appleseed's birthday?
    - my sister's birthday?
    What's John Appleseed's sister/spouse's birthday?

    Show - Joe Smith
    - Jennifer's home email address
    - my sister's home address

    Find - people named Parker
    Call
    Email


    Relationships

    Is this building info into Siri? (It seemingly asks you as it goes along)


    My dad is Hugh Appleseed
    Jennifer Appleseed is my sister


    Calendars

    Adding Events

    Set up a meeting at <time> (with <name>)
    Set up a meeting about
    Meet with <name> at <time>
    Schedule a planning meeting at <time> in <place>


    Changing events

    Move my <time> meeting to <time>
    Reschedule my appointment with Dr. Zavago to next Tuesday at <time>
    Add Zoe to my meeting with Paul
    Cancel the budget review meeting


    Asking about events

    Who is my next meeting with
    What does the rest of my day look like?
    What's on my calendar for <day/date>?
    When is my next appointment?
    When am I meeting with <name/Nickname>?
    Where is my next meeting?


    Alarms

    Setting Alarms

    Set an alarm for / Wake me up for <day> <time> <in..>
    Change my <time> alarm to <alarm>
    Turn off/Delete my <time> alarm


    Clock

    What time is it ( in <place>)?
    What is today's date?
    What's the date this/ on <date>?

    Timer

    Set/Show/Pause/Stop/Resume/Reset the timer


    Email

    Email <name> about <subject>
    New email to <name> and <name> about ... and say ...

    Mail <name>

    Check email
    Show new mail about the floorplan
    Show the email from Zoe today
    Any new mail from <name> today?

    Reply "Dear Susan sorry about the late payment"

    Call him at work

    Friends

    Where's <name/relationship>?
    Is <name/relationship> at <place>?
    Where are all my friends?
    Who's here?
    Who is near me?

    Maps

    Directions to <place>
    How do I get <place>?
    Show <place>

    Local Businesses

    Find <business/type of business> near me
    Where is <business/type of business>?
    Find some <business/type> in Soho
    Find a <POI type> nearby
    Good Sushi restaurants within walking distance

    Messages

    Send a message to <name> <message>
    Tell <name(s)> <message>
    Send a message to <contact> on <contact phone number> saying <message>
    Reply <message>

    Reading Texts

    Read my new messages
    Read it again/Reread it

    Music

    Playback

    Play <Album/Artist/Track/music genre/mix name or playlist>
    Shuffle
    Pause
    Skip

    Notes

    (Create a ) Note <note message>
    Find my ... note

    Create a reading list note


    Phone

    Call <name> (on <number> / Custom label)
    Call home

    FaceTime

    Reminders

    Remind me to <reminder>

    Stocks

    What
    How

    Weather

    What
    Will it <rain>
    Check forecast for <place> next week
    How hot will it be in <place> on <date>


    Websearch

    Search the web for <...>
    Google <...>

    Searchable engines: Google, Wikipedia, Bing, Wolfram Alpha


    Wolfram Alpha

    Who is Gandalf?
    When is Christmas
    Where is England
    What is the square root of 4?

    How many days until Christmas?
    Show me - the Orion constellation
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Cool. Bump this when the 4S arrives and I'll try to help out.
     
  3. t0mat0, Oct 11, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011

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  4. macrumors 68040

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    This is a great thread and I think it should come back to life now that many newbies will be joining the forums and the iPhone 5.
     
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    Beam me up scotty

    Where can I dump a body?

    What do you look like?

    Talk dirty to me
     
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    What's your favorite food?

    What's your favorite music?


    How much wood could a wood chuck chuck........
     

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