How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for Calendars

Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, or iPad mini. Asking Siri to create a Calendar event only takes a few seconds and is much faster than creating them manually and entering all the data yourself. Whether you need Siri to schedule a meeting, tell you what's on the agenda for the day, or move an existing meeting to another time to make room for a conference call or a power nap, Siri will help make sure your schedule is set.

How to create a calendar event with Siri

If you're on the go or just want an easier way to add events to your Calendar app, Siri will happily get the job done for you. Creating an event is super simple and only takes a few seconds.

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri what you'd like her to schedule. For example: "Schedule a conference call with Phil tomorrow at 9AM."
  3. Confirm the event or appointment by saying "Confirm" or tapping the button.

If there's any ambiguity about what you said, or Siri is uncertain, it will ask you to clarify. For example, if you ask to set up an appointment "tomorrow", and it's near midnight, Siri will ask you to specify the date to make sure the appointment is set up properly.

If you made a mistake or simply want to revise something immediately, instead of confirming, you can also tell Siri to "change the time", "change the title (of the appointment/event)", or simply "cancel" it entirely.

How to update a calendar event with Siri

There may be times where you'll need to make changes to existing meetings, events, or appointments. Siri can do that for you too.

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri which appointment to move or cancel. For example: "Move my 4PM meeting."
  3. Siri will ask you for a new time and date.
  4. Confirm the change by saying "Confirm" or tapping the button.

How to cancel a calendar event with Siri

You can also use Siri to completely cancel a meeting or appointment.

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri to cancel the appointment or meeting. For example: "Cancel my meeting with Leanna on Monday."
  3. Confirm the change by saying "Confirm" or tapping the button.

If you've got multiple meetings with someone and don't specify a specific one, Siri will ask you to confirm which meeting you'd like to cancel.

How to view and check your Calendar with Siri

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Ask Siri to show you your schedule. For example: "What's on my calendar for today?", "What meetings do I have scheduled this Tuesday?"

Tap the calendar widget to go directly to the appointment in the Calendar app.

How to get more help with Siri

If you still need help with setting up or using Siri with your iPhone Calendar, or any other Siri feature, head on over to our Siri Forum and ask away!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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melvster says:

has anyone figured out how to make FB birthdays invisible to siri? i allow FB to access my contacts but not my calendar. while that keeps FB birthdays from showing up in ical, it does not, interestingly enough, remove FB birthdays from notification center. because of that, when i use siri to set a meeting, i'm told that i already have 4 conflicting meetings at that time (which are invariably FB birthdays). is there a way to get rid of this without turning off contacts in the FB setting? is there a setting buried somewhere that i'm missing?

Dex Luther says:

I have my ical set up so that different things have their own category and color based on importance. Is there a way to get siri to set an event to a specified calendar? I've tried using the calendar's name, but Siri sets that as the title of the event instead.