7 Favorite Siri commands to use on my iPhone 4s

I’m getting used to Siri on my iPhone 4s. I was already used to Voice Control and now that Siri became ‘smarter’ so-to-speak, I don’t have to just ask my iPhone 4s to call someone, I can have Siri assist me with things like texts, emails, and alarms! But that’s not all.

So, just to start things off with great tips and tricks with the iPhone 4s, I’ll start with…

7 Favorite Siri commands to use on my iPhone 4s

First, lets go over how you use Siri. Well, if you were using Voice Control and read some of my tips on Voice Control here: (Secret Tips on your iPhone 4), then you will now be accessing Siri. Holding the “Home” button for 3 seconds puts you in touch with Siri!

But here’s another cool way to ask Siri for some assistance: and this is the coolest way.

If your iPhone 4 is on, just hold it up to your ear, wait a second for the tone, and start your request! Yes, it’s as simple as picking up the phone and talking! How does Siri know? I still have to find out.

So let’s go on with my favorite Siri Commands.

1. Tell my wife “I Love You”
2. Play Run Music Playlist
3. Wake me up at 6:30 AM tomorrow
4. Note: 3 Short Forms – Straight Punch Attack, and Slanted Elbow, and Outward Sword
5. Tell my boss “I’m going to be a little late”
6. Email Dale “Email me the script so I can review it!”
7. Remind me to buy milk

Okay, it’s only been one day since the iPhone 4s release, and it’s only been, maybe, 10 hours that I used Siri… so this is a short 7 list favorite Siri commands I have discovered, and, am using!

Let’s start with #1!

1. Tell my wife “I Love You”

This is an all encompassing type of #1. yes, tell my wife, “I Love You” is a great way to start my day, but notice who I’m telling it to: “My Wife”. This will lead right into #5, but I left that for later. How does Siri know to tell “my wife” that I love her? Well, you set up ‘relationships’.

I activated Siri and said, “Donna Magas is my wife”. And it confirmed Donna’s contact information and now Siri knows, Donna is my wife. More on that when we get to #5.

2. Play Run Music Playlist

Forget looking at your iPhone 4s while on a run. It’s tough – especially when it’s on the side of your bicep in a sports strap. So just speak to Siri and say, “Play Run Music Playlist” and you’re off and running… literally. Simple, easy, and less cumbersome fumbling through iTunes while running, while your iPhone is strapped to your arm!

3. Wake me up at 6:30 AM tomorrow

Okay, generally, when I’m about to fall asleep, I remember I have to set my alarm. And I think about setting my alarm for a wake up sometime during the day when I think, I better wake up at 6:30 AM tomorrow. So, if I’m in my car driving home and I’m thinking about it, I might as well set it without having to ‘set it’… I just activate Siri and say, “Wake me up at 6:30 AM tomorrow”.

Now if I can request, “Kick my ass if I hit snooze” that would be awesome!

4. Note: 3 Short Forms – Straight Punch Attack, and Slanted Elbow, and Outward Sword

So I want to use Notes and start some sort of list. Well, Siri is more than welcome. Activiate Siri and say, “3 short forms Straight Punch Attack and Slanted Elbow and Outward Sword.

For those of you who have no clue what those are, visit: www.okinawatesystem.com – the best Martial Arts for self defense!

Also, I will be going into how to back up Notes in a post so stay tuned: you know you want to know!

5. Tell my boss “I’m going to be a little late”

And here we are at #5 – Tell my boss, “I’m going to be a little late”. Yes, it’s all about relationships again!

Just like #1 above, activate Siri and in this case I would say, “Ted Wang is my boss”.

Siri will respond with something about Ted Wang being my “manager” and once you confirm you have set the relationship.

Another relationship: “David Magas is my dad”, “Jerida is my mom”, “Jessica is my oldest Daughter” and so on and so forth.

6. Email Dale “Email me the script so I can review it!”

You can what? Dictate an email?

Well, I haven’t tested out 100 words but I did test a few words. Siri will ask you to confirm the email recipient as well as to state a ‘subject’.  And then your email is sent! Mobile computing while driving has never been easier! :)

7. Remind me to buy milk

One of those cool upgrades with iOS5 is the ‘reminders’ app. And yes, you can set reminders like buying milk at 10AM tomorrow!

You know the drill, activate Siri and say, “Remind me to buy mile at 10 AM tomorrow” and at 10AM, you will get a friendly reminder from Siri!

Of course it doesn’t have to be milk it could be, “Remind me to request my paycheck from Helium at 9AM on the 14th of every month”.

Guess what, Siri confirms that she will ‘start reminding me’ and to validate the request I checked the reminders app. And sure enough, it is set for 9AM monthly on… THE 14th!!! Incredible!

So there you have it… my 7 Favorite Siri commands to use on my iPhone 4s. I’m sure there will be more and I’m sure I’ll let you in on it!

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