Why doesn't iOS calender support natural language?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by shenfrey, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. shenfrey, Jun 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016

    shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    I would probably use it a lot more if I could just quickly type "Dinner with Joe tomorrow at 7pm".

    Is it because they want us to use Siri for it? Because I don't really want to talk to my phone all the time, especially when I am booking appointments with the person in front of me.
  2. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Good idea. I find Siri most useful for things like calendar and reminders which are a bit fiddly to set up, and saying it is easier. That natural language input should extend to text too.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 16, 2016 ---
    Just a thought, but I think 3rd party calendars can access your calendar, and it's possible a third party app has natural language input. Worth checking out. You wouldn't need to use the third party app regularly, only for input
  3. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I wish it did. I totally agree. That is also with e-mail search the case.
    Some great third party apps which can do this are:

    - Moleskine Timepage - calendar appointments (I'm using WeekCalendar though because it's much easier to operate (but lacks the feature you want)
    - Spark for smart e-mail search

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