Siri is a voice control system introduced with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S.

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Is there a way to use punctuation in Siri dictation?

Is there a way to use punctuation in Siri dictation? For instance, if I tell Siri to text someone "want to meet for dinner?" - it won't track inflection, right? How can I add the question mark via ...
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Accidentally turned on Siri using an iPhone 4 (not 4S)

I was using the Facebook app when it decided to freeze. Out of frustration, I clicked the home button multiple times. I got back to the homescreen with VoiceOver turned on ('Triple-click Home' was not ...
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Is it possible to spell a word to Siri?

Is it possible to spell a word to Siri? For instance, if I ask for the stock price of a certain company, she doesn't always understand the company name.
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How can I post to Twitter using Siri?

It seems like there is no voice command in Siri to directly update your status on twitter. Am I missing something? I thought that with iOS 5 Twitter is tightly integrated into iOS?!
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How to invoke navigation on Google maps using Siri?

At the risk of getting a big NO, Is there a way to use SIRI to invoke navigation on Google maps as opposed to the default Apple maps? I have tried "Navigate to Chicago using Google maps", but Siri ...
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How do I get Siri to pronounce my name correctly?

Siri doesn't pronounce my name correctly. I tried editing the phonetic spelling as it says on many sites, but it doesn't fix the problem. How do I fix this problem?
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Siri says “speak you like to”; is there something messed up with my phone?

Whenever I ask Siri to call a business, she will go through each result and say "Speak you like to call it, get directions...". Is there something wrong with my phone? "Speak you like to" is ...
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Siri location reminders problem

I have added my favorite stores, Coffee shops, and addresses I go to a lot, into my contacts list, so I can say to Siri "Remind me to check the mail when I arrive at mom's house." However, Siri ...
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What advanced calendar scheduling can Siri do?

I just found out that Siri can do complex calendar schedules, such as scheduling something for every three days. The calendar app has a very limited interface for complex scheduling, so I'm wondering ...
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Can I keep my iPhone screen off during voice navigation with Apple's Maps app?

I have been using voice navigation in Apple's Maps app for iOS 6. I keep the phone in one of my car's cup holders because I am mostly using it in my home area where the maps on the screen aren't ...
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How can I use Siri to select between multiple email addresses?

When using Siri to send an email to a contact with multiple email addresses, I can't find a way to select one of the addresses in a hands-free way (without clicking with my finger). Siri reads out ...
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How does Siri translate all that on my phone?

How does it work? I heard it sends all your data off to the internet to be translated. But it seems like it's integrated into my phone. Does it run on the phone or on the internet?
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Why can't Siri add the relationship for an account?

I'm using Siri in German, and one of the examples mentions the command: Meine Mutter ist Diana Pelzl That is, My mother is Diana Pelzl. So, I say something similar to the above German sentence, ...
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How can I get Siri to list all relationships?

As can be seen in this screenshot: Siri seems to be able to list all of the relationships which it understands. Does anybody know the command for this? I've not been able to work it out.
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How can I delete contact relationships in Siri?

Today something really stupid happened to me. To show the new iPhone I gave it to a friend at work. He activated Siri and said: "Call my father" Siri said : "Who is your father?" My friend said his ...
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Siri's language choice (Settings) - does it affect speech recognition?

If I prefer to hear US/Canadian Siri, will she understand my Australian accent? Sorry Australian-voiced Siri, but you sound too much like the Telstra automated bill payment system voice. And I'm used ...
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Getting Siri to say 1 and not one

When I ask for directions and say any single digit number, Siri spells it out instead of writing it numerically. Is there away to change this, because directions does not recognize numbers spelled ...
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How can I make Siri's geo-fenced reminders wait until I actually arrive?

I'm walking my dog and tell Siri, "When I get home, remind me to take out the trash." It sets up a reminder keyed to my arrival at a location, my home address. So far so good, but the reminder ...
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Why won't Siri recognise my home address?

How on earth do you get Siri to remind you to do something when you arrive at a location in iOS 6? It worked fine in iOS 5 but I've never got it to work on iOS 6 - it just always seems confused about ...
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Siri reports my correct birthday, but then uses wrong date when asked how many days until my birthday

When I say to Siri "When is my Birthday", the response is May 20th, which is correct. However, when I say "How many days until my birthday" the response uses September 16th as the birthday. How do I ...
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Daemons or other processes responsible for dictation in 10.8?

Dictation in Mountain Lion is a nice little feature that works great for me. However I often need to switch between dictation languages, so going through the System Preferences is way too many clicks ...
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How to selectively force Siri to send iMessage instead of SMS?

In this question, I asked how to have Siri specifically send an SMS message to a person who does not have an SMS-capable iOS device registered with Apple, but does have iMessage on e.g. an iPad. The ...
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Can a developer make an app that can be controlled with Siri?

Example: A commute planer app could take a start and destination from you, through Siri, and plan your trip. Would be very useful, especially when you're in a hurry.
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Why is Siri iPhone 4S only? [closed]

Seems odd to me that the Siri assistant feature would be available only for the iPhone 4S. I have the Siri app (from the company Apple bought and integrated into the OS) running on my 3GS and it works ...
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Can I view or export or clear Siri's interaction history?

I would like to ask you is it possible to somehow access all of Siri's history to view it or delete it?
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Is Siri is new for every device with iOS 5, or just for the iPhone 4S?

I have iOS 5 on my iPod Touch 4, and I can't find Siri on it. Does it have Siri?
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Can you talk on the iPhone and use Siri with Monster beats headphones?

I want a set of Beats by Dre headphones and have seen that they come with a control on the cord. Does this have a Mic? and can it be used with Siri in the same way the official Apple ones can? I have ...
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How do I get Siri to make an event on a Gmail or Exchange calendar?

I can get Siri to show me events on my Google Apps calendar (which I have set up as an Exchange account, to get the benefits of push email), but I can't get her to make an event on that calendar; new ...
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How can I redial using Voice Control or Siri?

Is it possible to dial the last dialed phone number on iOS via Voice Control or Siri?
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Siri can no longer find my home #

Whenever I wanted to call my land line at home, I would instruct Siri to "call home" (my home number is listed as home in my contact list) She would respond by saying "calling home" and the call would ...
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Siri and birthday events

One of Apple's calendar features on every device is that it takes the birthdays from the contacts and show them as a separate birthday calendar. This is a nice feature, but has a huge drawback in my ...
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How can I get Siri to pronounce Exchange contact names correctly?

First of all, I don't use iCloud for my address book on my iPhone 4S; instead, I sync my Gmail contacts (and mail and calendars) using the "Exchange" account type. ("Gmail" accounts don't sync ...
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Siri seems to usually have network issues. Fix?

iPhone 4S: at first, Siri was magical. In the last 3-4 days she usually reports an inability to work due to network issues. I've tried myriad fixes but to no avail. Anyone have ideas?
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Notational velocity on the Mac, notes.app in iOS

With the introduction of the iPhone 4S and Siri I really want to stick with notes.app on the iPhone. However I greatly prefer notational velocity on my Mac to using mail.app. Other recommendations ...
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How do I get Siri to ignore a particular contact that shares someone else's name?

I have two people in my contacts with the same first name (let's call them John). One person, John Appleseed, I talk to all the time. The other one, John Doe, I haven't spoken to in years. When I ...
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Add appointment to a specific calendar with Siri

My default calendar is 'Home'. I want Siri to add appointments to my 'Work' calendar. I've tried telling Siri to "Move my appointment to the work calendar" but she merely changes the appointment ...
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Siri is giving out wrong phone number for my business

I am an optometrist and when people use Siri to find me Siri is giving my home number instead of my office number. How can I correct this issue?
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Is Voice Control still present in Siri supported devices?

I had an iPod touch two years ago, and it had voice control features for simple things like "next song", or "what time is it". Is this functionality still present in the current version of iPhone, or ...
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How can Siri recognize a contact's name, but be unable to call that person?

My wife and I have the same problem with Siri. In our contacts database, each person has at least one associated phone number (usually associated with 'home', 'mobile' or 'iPhone'). However, even ...
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How do I troubleshoot Siri?

I just got my 4S yesterday (thanks AT&T for the early upgrade date!). I've noticed two problems with Siri and I don't know any good methods to troubleshoot. 1) When I hold the phone up to my ...
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iOS5 - "“Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” - How does it know when you're home?

One of the features of SIRI showed the instruction: “Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” My question is - how does it know when you'll be home? Or is there a location based trigger for tasks?
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Siri: Reminder Tied to Multiple Locations

I've been wondering if there is a good workaround to solve the following problem with Siri. There are some stores in my area that have multiple locations, for example Walmart. I have added Walmart ...
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Is there a way to extend the time you can talk to Siri for?

If I start Siri and ask to send a message or email, it will ask who to, takes the name from me etc etc. When I come to saying the message I can only say a few words before being cut off. I then need ...
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Confused by Siri's answer [closed]

I asked: "Should I wear a jacket today" It replied: "Sorry Nathan, I can't look for places in France" What does that mean? (Yes it's true I'm in France)
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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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Is there a Siri on Mac OS X?

I'm really into Siri on the iPhone, does Siri also exists for the Mac? I wish to be able to use a shortcut to summon Siri, and ask a question. Any similar utility for OS X will be welcome.
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Using Siri for commercial purposes?

Does anyone know what the rules are on using Siri for unintended purposes? I would like to actually hook it up to my company's phone number so that when someone calls in, I can have them routed to ...
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What phonetic language an dictionary is supported by Siri on iOS?

I want to convince Siri to properly pronounce and recognise some of my contacts. I know that I need to tweak the 3 fields: Phonetic First Name, Phonetic Last Name and Nickname for that. Still, I am ...
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I heard that Siri can be installed on iPhone 4 but can't find it in the App Store?

Is it because it is a non-approved app on iPhone 4 and why? If so, is it only installable if it is a jailbroken iPhone 4?
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How to make Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time?

How can I make iOS's Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time? I set many alarms on my iPhone5S running iOS7, and sometimes it's hard to remember what I set them for when they go off. ...