Siri- Remind Me of This

Itinj24

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Just read about a feature that started in IOS 9 where you can ask Siri to remind you about what’s on the screen by putting it in the Reminders app with a link to the content...

When I try it, Siri says, “Ok, remind you about what?”

I only tried it with “type to Siri” but I wouldn’t think that matters since the command is being recognized and acknowledged. Does it have to be initiated with the, “Hey, Siri” command?

Am I missing a setting to get this to work? I am trying it with compatible apps.
 

gwhizkids

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This is a frustrating feature: it has a lot of potential but works only sporadically. It “works” with email (Apple Mail only) and phone calls (including voicemails) and maybe other Apple apps. But, as the OP noted , frequently produces only the equivalent of “I have no idea what you’re talking about” from Siri. Then, you can try it again and it works perfectly. It has been that way since it was introduced, so I’m not holding my breath waiting for an improvement.
 

ZEEN0j

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Should work with third party apps as well that support it. But yes, a frustrating feature indeed.
 

Itinj24

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Haven’t gotten it to work at all with anything, using several different commands. Siri is being lazy and playing stupid with me. This feature would be extremely useful to me but oh well. Watched a YouTube video of some guy lounging on a loveseat and very nonchalantly asked Siri to remember some screen content and boom. Showed up in his reminders with a link to said content, like it was easy, like it was no big deal SMH
 

gwhizkids

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Haven’t gotten it to work at all with anything, using several different commands. Siri is being lazy and playing stupid with me. This feature would be extremely useful to me but oh well. Watched a YouTube video of some guy lounging on a loveseat and very nonchalantly asked Siri to remember some screen content and boom. Showed up in his reminders with a link to said content, like it was easy, like it was no big deal SMH
I hear you. I just tried to get Siri to remind me about a voice mail I just received but can't act on til tomorrow. Siri's response: "tell me what you want to be reminded of." Funny, Siri: I just told you!
 

Itinj24

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I hear you. I just tried to get Siri to remind me about a voice mail I just received but can't act on til tomorrow. Siri's response: "tell me what you want to be reminded of." Funny, Siri: I just told you!
Exactly the same response I keep getting... Curious if anyone go it to work (on any IOS after 9) or if it was removed sometime since then.
 

gwhizkids

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Exactly the same response I keep getting... Curious if anyone go it to work (on any IOS after 9) or if it was removed sometime since then.
Oh, it works from time to time. But not all the time, which it should do. Some (Rene Ritchie of iMore.com for one) think that there are different server farms for Siri, some of which are more capable than others. That doesn't make much sense, but sure seems to describe the situation.
 

Itinj24

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Oh, it works from time to time. But not all the time, which it should do. Some (Rene Ritchie of iMore.com for one) think that there are different server farms for Siri, some of which are more capable than others. That doesn't make much sense, but sure seems to describe the situation.
That’s interesting
 

boston04and07

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This is the only way that I know of to add emails to the Reminders app on my iPhone. On the Mac and iPad you can drag and drop at least. There needs to be a better way of getting things from other apps into Reminders.
 

Smurphy Gherkin

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What makes my blood boil is looking at Pocket Informant (my Calendar app), then asking siri to remind me to do X and getting the error message that Siri can't do anything with Pocket Informant.

I didn't ask you to do anything to do with PI. Jeez
 

Itinj24

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This is the only way that I know of to add emails to the Reminders app on my iPhone. On the Mac and iPad you can drag and drop at least. There needs to be a better way of getting things from other apps into Reminders.
So it is working for you... Are you using a specific verbiage or anything special?
 

tromboneaholic

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Just read about a feature that started in IOS 9 where you can ask Siri to remind you about what’s on the screen by putting it in the Reminders app with a link to the content...

When I try it, Siri says, “Ok, remind you about what?”

I only tried it with “type to Siri” but I wouldn’t think that matters since the command is being recognized and acknowledged. Does it have to be initiated with the, “Hey, Siri” command?

Am I missing a setting to get this to work? I am trying it with compatible apps.
Try “Remind me about this email tonight”