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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.
Siri is also very useful for setting reminders for yourself. You can speak commands to Siri, to create reminders in the Reminders app, or to set an alarm with the Clock app, or to add an appointment to your calendar. For example, remind me to call Scott. Siri: Okay. I'll remind you to call Scott Simpson. When would you like to be reminded? Tomorrow at 9 AM. Siri: Here's your reminder for tomorrow at 9 AM. Shall I create it? Yes.
Siri: Okay. I'll remind you. And now, if I go to my Reminders app, sure enough there's my reminder to call Scott tomorrow morning. Similarly, I can also say something like, set up a meeting with Melanie. Siri: Okay. When is the meeting? Friday at 2 PM. Siri: Okay. Here's your meeting. Note that you already have a meeting about 'Upcoming projects meeting with Scott' at 2 pm.
Shall I schedule it anyway? Change it to 3 PM. Siri: Okay. I'll make that change to your event. Siri: Are you ready for me to schedule it? Yes, please. Siri: I scheduled your event with Melanie Wagner for 3 pm, Friday. So, Siri is smart enough to notice that I had a conflicting appointment at 2 on Friday and I was able to change it just by saying, change it to 3 pm. And it was understood that I was still talking about the appointment with Melanie.
And again, if I tap the calendar, it takes me to the Calendar app where I can see the meeting. So, Siri is able to figure out which app best suits my needs in these situations. If I ask for a reminder, it uses the Reminder app. When I want to schedule a meeting, it uses the Calendar app, and if I want to set an alarm for the morning, it will use the Clock app. Wake me up at six tomorrow morning. Siri: I've set an alarm for 6 a.m. And it's not easy to set your phone's alarm clock.
If I go into my Clock, I'll see that the alarm has been set. You can also use other aspects of the Clock app. For example, maybe I'm baking a cake and I want to set a timer. I can say, set a timer for 30 minutes. Siri: Okay. 30 minutes and counting... And you can see it's already counting down the timer at this point, and if I go into the actual Clock app, to the timer, I'll see the timer there as well.
So, those are just some examples of the ways you can use Siri to set reminders for your self.
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