How to Create And Update Notes Using Siri

While Apple has mentioned that Siri – iPhone 4S’ personal assistant feature works with the Notes app in the FAQ, we didn’t know it can also be used to create and update notes.

Dave Caolo of 52 Tigers explains how to create a new note using Siri:

To create a new note, tell Siri, “Create a new note,” “Make a new note” or something similar. You can give a note a title at the same time, for instance, “Make a new note packing list” or “Create a new note places to visit.” That becomes the first line of the note.

Updating the note using Siri is also quite easy according to Caolo:

Updating a note is easy. Simply say, for example, “Update my note toothbrush, deodorant, book, tickets, camera.” If you’ve got more than one note, Siri will ask which note you’d like updated by providing a list. Either tap the one you want to update or speak its name (the first line). If you know exactly which note you’d like updated, let Siri know. “Update my note packing list charger mouse.” Finally, get a quick look at your notes by asking Siri to list your notes.

As Caolo points out, Siri cannot delete a note or cannot be used to share a note via email (which is possible via UI). But it is always nice to know you can do few more things with Siri with the assumption that Siri can understand what you are saying.

Hat tip to Jim Dalrymple of The Loop!

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  • Chris

    I find it a lot easier to use Reminders for things like you described above where you are keeping a list… I have a Shopping list in the reminders app and I just tell her “add milk to my Shopping list” then when I’m in my car about to walk into the store “show me my shopping list”. Seems a little more intuitive than using notes and also u can check off each item in reminders as u complete it.

    • TheRealMoe

      your method proves much more useful

  • BB

    Yes, reminders are nice, I’ve used Siri for them, but their items cannot be reordered no matter what you do. With notes you can copy/paste.

    Also, may I suggest:
    Update my note toothbrush newline deodorant newline book newline tickets newline camera
    all the best.

  • Siri does not understand any accent other than American.