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

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

The complete guide to managing your Calendar events and appointments on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

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 or iPad. 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 on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Schedule a meeting/appointment/call with Rene at 3pm tomorrow". Obviously you'll be replacing names and times with your own information.
  3. Siri will confirm what she heard and ask you to confirm. Tap Yes to confirm your calendar entry.

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

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 on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Move my 3pm meeting tomorrow" or "Reschedule my 9am dentist appointment today." Obviously replace my information with your own.
  3. Siri will then ask you to tell her the new time and date.
  4. Tap Yes to confirm your changes.

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

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 on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Cancel my 2pm appointment tomorrow."
  3. Siri will then as you to confirm what she heard. Tap Yes to confirm it's correct.

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

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 on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "What's on my calendar for today?" or "What do I have scheduled for this Saturday?" or "What's on my schedule for July 3rd?"
  3. Siri will then show you what you have on your schedule for the requested time. When you're done looking, just press the Home button to continue using your iPhone or iPad.

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

You can also tap an event or appointment within Siri to go directly to that entry in the built-in 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!

Note: Originally published in November 2012. Updated June 2014.

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

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.

benjitek says:

If you want some really interesting Siri functionality info: http://www.siriuserguide.com/siri-dictation-guide/