If you use the Calendar app on your iPhone, using Siri can make managing your busy schedule much easier. Using just your voice, your iPhone and iPad can most of the typical tasks you would need from the Calendar app. The key to use Siri effectively is often in how you make a request. Read on for a complete guide on how to create new events, update an existing event or simply find an event – all using Siri!

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How to add an event to Calendar using Siri

One of the most common functions when using the Calendar app is the process of adding an event. Whether it be an appointment, business meeting or your child’s soccer game, adding events is central to managing our time. You can manually add an event, but what’s the fun in that, when you have Siri at your disposal.

  1. Press and hold the home button to bring up Siri. In iOS 8, you can use Hey Siri.
  2. Siri has been programmed, so that certain phrases are associated with add events to the Calendar. Start your request with one of the following phrases, “Set up a meeting with person’s name ” | “Meet with [person’s name] | “Schedule a meeting”
  3. Those requests can be appended with the time and or date. For example, “Set up a meeting with Mia tomorrow at 8.” You can also use a specific day. For example, “Meet with Jack on Thursday.”
  4. Add event Siri

    Use any combination of phrases to add your event. If you provide Siri with a day, you’ll be asked for a time. Be specific as to a.m. or p.m. When you are done, Siri will ask, “Shall I schedule it?” A response of “Yes” or “Confirm” will put it in the books. If you decide you to cancel, just say “No” or “Cancel.” and Siri will not schedule the event.

    How to update event in Calendar using Siri

    For most people, their calendars are fluid, changing at a moment’s notice. Events get rescheduled, a rain-out changes a party, another colleague has been asked to sit in on a meeting and so on. Siri is the best way to deal with fast changing events. Don’t get bogged down with opening your iPhone, finding the Calendar app and making changes. Let Siri update your events.

    Add a person to a calendar event using Siri

    1. Press and hold the home button to bring up Siri. In iOS 8, you can use Hey Siri.
    2. If you need to update the time or day for a meeting, use the phrase, “Move my meeting to [new time and/or date].” If it’s an appointment, use the phrase, “Reschedule my appointment with [person’s name] to [new date/time].
    3. Siri will respond with changes, which you can confirm or cancel.
    4. If an event has been cancelled, you can also request that it be deleted from your Calendar. Use the phrase, “Cancel the [name of event or meeting].”

      Add a person to a calendar event using Siri

      1. Press and hold the home button to bring up Siri. In iOS 8, you can use Hey Siri.
      2. Ask Siri to “Add [person’s name] to [event as it appears in Calendar]. For example, if it’s a meeting: “Add Emily to my meeting with Jack on Thursday.
      3. Say “Yes” or “Confirm” to add the person to your event.

      Change event Siri

      Tip: People who are in your events do not need to be associated with a contact on your iPhone.

      How to find an event in Calendar using Siri

      Sometimes you just want to find a day and time of an event. I’m forgetful, so I rely on my calendar and Siri to find the dates and times of events. If you are the type that runs from meeting to meeting, Siri can provide you with updates on-the-go and here’s how:

      1. Press and hold the home button to bring up Siri. In iOS 8, you can use Hey Siri.
      2. Ask Siri, “When is my [meeting/appointment] with [person].” You can also ask about your meetings for the day or on a specific day. “What does the rest of my day look like?” or “What’s my calendar for Thursday”.

      Here are a few sample phrases you can use when asking about events:

      • “When is my next appointment?”
      • “When am I meeting with Jack?”
      • “Where is my next meeting?”

      The Calendar app is a fantastic way to keep track of events in your personal and business life. With the addition of Siri, it makes it easy to handle most of the common tasks associated with the app. Using Siri, you can easily add events, make changes to an existing event or ask about an upcoming event. It’s a great way to keep yourself organized and get access to your most important events, just by asking.