How does Siri work on Apple products

Siri does more now.
Even before you ask.

  • Calls and messages

  • Daily tasks

  • music

  • Home

  • Knowledge to go

  • Get things done better

  • Shortcuts

Calls and messages

With Siri, you can stay connected without moving a finger.

Siri can call or send messages for you, for example when you drive, have your hands full or are just out and about.1 You can even have messages announced to you on your AirPods.2 And Siri can make predictive suggestions, like notifying someone if you're late for a meeting. It's easy to keep in touch.3

"Hey Siri, call mom on the loudspeaker"

Siri reminds you to make important calls.

“Write to Amanda, 'I'm on my way
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Siri can announce your incoming messages and calls through your AirPods.

Don't know who's calling? Siri can help.

"Read my last message"

Let Siri finish your sentences for you.

Start a FaceTime or Group FaceTime call with Siri by simply asking.

Daily tasks

Siri does all kinds of things easier and faster.

Set alarms, timers, and reminders. Get directions. Get a preview of your calendar. Siri can do all of this for you without having to pick up your device. Based on your routines, Siri can even predict what might make your day more relaxed. And with Siri shortcuts, you can access apps even faster.

View apps that support Siri shortcuts

"Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 o'clock"

"Divide an invoice of 94 € by three"

Siri knows the traffic and tells you when to leave.

"Remind me to pick up laundry when I leave work"

"What is my day like?"

Create shortcuts in your favorite apps to make common tasks easier.

"Hey Siri, set the timer for 20 minutes"

Siri suggests shortcuts based on your daily routine.

Siri shortcuts let you interact with apps naturally, like in a conversation.


Siri will find the song you want to hear. Just ask.

Apple Music and Siri work great together.4 That said, you can ask Siri to find new songs that you might like. Or playing your favorite album. Or ask something about a band that you like. Siri can also suggest the right playlist for you when you arrive at the gym or when you drive home. Just tap and off you go.

Learn more about Apple Music

"Hey Siri, play what I like"

"Play hip-hop from the 90s"

"Play the Latest from Florence and the Machine"

Siri suggests the right playlists for you. At exactly the right moment.

"Hey Siri, when did this song come out?"


Siri is the intelligent control for your intelligent home.

Now you can control your smart accessories, check their status or do several things at the same time, simply with your voice. In the Home app, for example, you can create a scene called “I'm at home” that opens your garage, unlocks the front door and turns on the light.

More information about the Home app

"Hey Siri, turn on the light in the living room"

"Hey Siri, make it warmer in here"

Siri suggests scenes for you according to your routines. Turn off the lights and heating with just a tap of your finger.

"Did I close the garage door?"

"Show the camera at the front door"

Knowledge to go

Siri has the answers to your questions.

Quickly check a few facts, do some math, or learn something new. All you have to do is ask. Even when you don't ask, Siri works in the background as your personal assistant. A good example of this is the Siri dial. It shows you events, news, notifications and more exactly when you need them.

"How do you say, Thank you‘ in Mandarin? "

"How much is 45 euros?"

"Hey Siri, what are the reviews for Ready Player One?"

Stay informed about stocks, sports results, your appointments, activity rings and more. With the Siri dial.

Siri gives you answers while you search with Safari.

Get things done better

Siri will find, ship and book for you faster.

Siri finds photos of your children or your parked car incredibly quickly, calls you a taxi or looks for the right one from a huge number of files. And Siri's features are optimized for each device so you always get the right help no matter where you are.

"Show me my photos from Thailand from last summer"

"Open the presentation I was working on yesterday"

"Search Pinterest for photos of kitchens with ceramic tiles"

Siri detects events in apps like Mail or Messages and suggests adding them to your calendar.

Siri helps you make your day more efficient.

Shortcuts can do a lot. Simultaneously in many apps.

The shortcuts app integrated in iOS and iPadOS has a collection of useful shortcuts such as "Way home". Just say the shortcut and Siri will tell you your estimated time of arrival, start a playlist and find the fastest route to get home, all at once. You can also create your own shortcuts to help you complete common tasks faster.

Shortcuts Load the app

Siri keeps learning and getting better and better.

Machine learning is making Siri smarter. You can personalize Siri to make it even more useful. Have Siri speak in one of 21 languages. Teach Siri who is in your family. And spell unusual words so Siri will recognize them in the future.

Siri keeps your data private and secure.

Siri is designed to learn as much as possible offline - just on your device. Searches and inquiries are not linked to your identity. This means your personal information is not collected to sell to advertisers or other organizations. End-to-end encryption ensures that no one can access the data that is synced between your devices - not even Apple.

Further information on data protection

How to use Siri on all of your devices.

SiriKit connects Siri with your favorite apps.

SiriKit and Siri Shortcuts give developers the ability to build Siri features into their iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS apps. So even more tasks that you like to do with your devices can easily be done by Siri.

Learn more about SiriKit