How to tell Siri which list to put a reminder in

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by j-a-x, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. j-a-x macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2005
    Houston, Texas
    In my reminders app I have multiple lists; "personal", "lab", "school", etc.

    However when I tell siri to make me a reminder, she always puts it in my "lab" list.

    Is there any way to tell siri which list to add new reminders to? At the very least I'd like to always have her put them in an uncategorized list and I could sort them later.
  2. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
  3. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    I dont think you can tell her which list to pick.

    What i did is i left the original "Reminders" list and she just dumps them there. I think you need to set it as your default list or something.

    I just checked. You can set your default list in Settings, on the Mail contacts and calendars tab. All the way at the bottom you'll see reminders and you can set your default list.
  4. rasputinj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
  5. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    I have a work and home list. I just say "add a home reminder to walk the dog" and she usuall comes up with a list of my lists to chose from.

    Give it a try.

  6. jpcarro macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2009
    On your nine
    "Siri, add pickles to my reminders grocery list"...done.
    Make sure you already have a "grocery" list in reminders, otherwise Siri will ask you to pick a list from the reminders lists.
  7. drober30 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    Whats the point of having different lists? A reminder is a
  8. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    Not necessarily; some people like keeping things they have to do at home, work, or school separate.

    OP, I've been wondering the same thing. I'll have to try some of the suggestions in the thread.
  9. Hamiltonian macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    I know the first few times I tried adding tasks to different lists Siri had trouble. But it soon caught on, and now I can easily add to specific lists. I add items all the time by saying "add garlic to my shopping list" or "add pay bills to my home list".

    And I use the wonderful 2Do app which syncs with the reminder lists so I can use Siri to add tasks to any of my 2Do calendars. Love it!
  10. ebouy macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2013
    I use the default reminder page as a to-do list. Other lists, like Groceries, I only want to see when I'm in that context.
    Another helpful list is Future/Recurring. All of those go into their own list because I definitely don't want to see something that occurs, say, once/week. All I want is a popup when it's time to see them.

    OP: If it hasn't been said, here's how to add something to a specific list:
    "Add apples to shopping list."

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