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How to take notes with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Sharing Photo With Siri In Ios
Sharing Photo With Siri In Ios (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

Every wanted to jot down a thought in the Notes app, but your hands are busy? Relax, Siri has got you covered.

In iOS 15, you can use Siri to take notes and even quickly search your notes, so you can always jot down your important thoughts. Here's how to take notes with Siri on iPhone and iPad.

How to dictate a note to Siri on iPhone and iPad

  1. Press and hold the Home button, **Side Button*, or say "Hey, Siri" to launch Siri.
  2. Say "Take a note."
  3. Dictate your note to Siri.

Take Notes With Siri iOS 15: Initiate Siri, say take a note, and then dictate your note. (Image credit: iMore)

Once you're done talking, Siri will automatically save what you dictated to the Notes app. Dictating notes to Siri may not be perfect in its current form, but it can often be much quicker than typing them out. Then, when you have time later, you can go in and add a title or make any needed changes.

How to find and view notes with Siri on iPhone and iPad

  1. Press and hold the Home button, Side Button, or say "Hey, Siri" to launch Siri.
  2. Say something like "Show me my notes" or "Show me notes from today" or "Show me notes about iMore" — just replace iMore with the keyword you want Siri to search.
  3. Siri will present you with a list of notes in the Notes app that matches the description.
  4. Tap on the note you want to open.

Find Notes With Siri iOS 15: Initiate Siri, say something like show me my notes, and then tap on the not you want. (Image credit: iMore)

Quick Notes on iPad

While you can use Siri to take notes on both your iPhone and iPad, your best iPad has a different feature that may be useful to know about.

One of the new features in iPadOS 15 is Quick Note. With this, you can invoke a simple notepad on your iPad, quickly jot down any little bits of invaluable information, save links, and even add text and images from Safari.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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