Using Siri, adding items to a Reminders list can be done one-by-one by saying, "Hey Siri, add apples to the shopping list". Naively trying "Add apples and oranges to the shopping list" results in a single item, "apples and oranges", being added to the list.

Is it possible to add multiple items with a single command?


Siri can perform only one action at a time.

So to add five different items to a shopping list you need to activate Siri five times. The same is true for other actions like “wake me up at 6 and set a timer for five minutes”.

  • I'm marking this as the answer, because at the time of writing, there seems to be no method to achieve what I wanted. Then again, we have an Apple event coming up later today, so, 🤞 – waldrumpus Sep 12 '18 at 8:17

I found that if you want to dictate multiple items on the list you have to say “new line” after each item. For example: “add garlic (new line) Tomatoes (new line) Basil (new line) To Chris’s grocery list in AnyList”

  • I haven't been able to confirm this so far, since I'm using German language Siri and I'm unsure how to say "new line"; I'll report back as soon as I can – waldrumpus May 28 '18 at 9:36
  • I couldn't get it to work. Siri displays the line breaks as I dictate, but the result is a list item with all the individual words separated by a space, e.g. "apples bananas" – waldrumpus May 29 '18 at 12:35

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