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

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    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 68030

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    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 65816

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    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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