Siri can set timers to make sure you never burn dinner — or burn yourself out at the gym — again!

Tapping into the Clock app on your iPhone or iPad, hitting the Timer tab, and then setting a countdown is a lot of first-world work. Luckily, Apple's personal virtual assistant, Siri makes it a breeze. Just say how long you want to time something for, and so it shall be timed!

How to set a time with Siri and the Clocks app

  1. Hold down the Home button or say "Hey, Siri" on your iPhone or iPad to activate Siri.
  2. Say something like "Set a time for 20 minutes."
  3. Siri will confirm that the timer was created and started.
  4. To view the timer inside the Clock app, just tap on the countdown within Siri.

    Hold Home button, Say set timer

Once you've set your timer with Siri, you can press the Home button to return to the Home screen and use your iPhone or iPad like normal. When your timer is up, an alarm will go off letting you know!