What do you ask Siri?

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  1. Legion103 macrumors regular

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    I got the iPhone 5 and this is my first time with Siri (had the 4 previously)

    What are some things you ask Siri that are useful on a daily/weekly basis?

    I usually ask the weather, ask if she can shoot someone a text, etc.
     
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  3. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I ask it how much wood would a wood chuck chuck

    And where to hide a body.
     
  4. Legion103 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I knew I'd get some answers like this!

    How about stuff that's actually productive!
     
  5. lwapps macrumors regular

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    The only non-gimmicky actually useful thing siri does is set timers.

    "Hi Siri! Remind me to take the bacon out in 15 minutes." :)
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I don't know about that. I've used Siri to send texts while driving or to read messages when my iPhone is tucked into my pocket (using the headphones to activate Siri).
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    What do you mean? I quite often have to hide a body. It's useful.
     
  8. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    I was having a conversation with my friend and we started talking about Albert Einstein, and I wanted to know how old he was when he died. My friend told me in his Mid-80's but I felt the need to ask her anyways.

    She told me how many years, months, days he lived and I told him the precise number.

    76 years, 1 month & 4 days.

    He sarcastically asked... "How many seconds is that", to which I replied.

    2.4x10^9 seconds.

    He was not expecting that.
     
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  10. Legion103 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have to try that.

    I can tell her to alert me on October 3rd to buy tickets to a concert?
     
  11. Sgt93 macrumors 6502

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    I used Siri to make dinner reservations last night. Worked great.
     
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    this is my first run with Siri as well, also coming from the ip4.
    so far Siri has problems with numbered playlists (e.g. "Covers 4", "Covers 7", etc.). i've tried multiple ways of saying them. "play playlist covers seven." "play playlist covers number 7." if I just say "play playlist covers" Siri goes to the first one.
    Siri can't determine the current speed limit while I am driving. most GPS systems do show this, along with your current speed. I was mostly just testing out Siri's limits with GPS.

    but mostly i've just been using Siri for music control while i've been driving. Siri is much better at getting artists/albums/songs than the old audio controls in the ip4 - those were horrible.
     
  14. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    "Tell my husband I am a block away PERIOD come outside now COMMA so I won't need to find parking PERIOD"

    HERE IS YOUR MESSAGE TO _______. WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO SEND IT?

    "Send."
     
  15. Legion103 thread starter macrumors regular

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    great! thanks guys!

    I am going to try the reminder on my lunch break!
     
  16. RipeRetina macrumors regular

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    I have a commute to work so I use it for sending text messages & setting up reminders while driving using my bluetooth. I asked Siri what it was wearing once, it said, 'Now lets get back to work'.
     
  17. potsey2007 macrumors newbie

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    "Directions to _______" launches maps and starts navigation.
     
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  19. Edslunch macrumors member

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    Ask her for directions and she'll setup the maps app. And yes, the maps app does actually work.
     
  20. hhd5f macrumors newbie

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    It's too bad Siri can't turn down the brightness, or turn off / on the wifi, activate dnd, etc.
     
  21. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    "Remind me to call AT&T when I get home"

    "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"

    "Turn all of my alarms on"

    "What are you wearing?"

    (while driving) "Read me my new message"

    "How do I get to [restuarant]?"

    "[name] is my sister" (you can teach her your relationships)

    "Call my sister"


    Siri is also new to me (coming from iPhone 4), but those are some random things I've done so far. I'd like to know more things I can say/ask (productive, gimmicky, doesn't matter).

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    Haha... she actually has quite a few responses to that one. It's rather amusing.
     
  22. Legion103 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am definitely going to utilize the reminder feature.
     
  23. Scrub175 macrumors 6502

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    OP this is a great post, a awesome opportunity to learn how to better utilize Siri. The read text message back, wow. Good stuff.
     
  24. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    Timer

    Read/send texts

    Map of a business

    Movie times

    Reminders

    Open apps
     
  25. RipeRetina macrumors regular

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    Yep, i'm coming from the 4 so i'll be asking Siri all types of weird questions I'm sure.
     

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