Are You Using SIRI? You Should Be!

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Real Estate Agent with Lawrenceburg KY Foreclosures & Government Owned Properties

 

Are You Using Siri?  You Should Be!

Lets face it, we all get up in the morning and the first thing we do is check our smart phones, probably before our feet hit the floor.  And, more than likely that is the last thing you do before you go to sleep at night.  So why not make the most of out what is the best tool available on your smart phone, SIRI.

I know, I have only recently started using it, so I know it’s a hard thing to do, but it sure has make my life simpler.  So, let me walk you through a few important things first and then share my favorite ways to use Siri.

The first tip is to be sure your own contact information is in listed in your phone contacts.  Be sure to add your home address and your work address too because one of my favorite ways to use SIRI uses that information.  For example, you leave the house at 8:00 AM to start your day, but you remember you forgot to sign a for your child needs for school later that week.  It has been sitting on your desk for two days and you keep forgetting but think of it when you are at work or driving.  So just tell SIRI “Remind me when I get home to sign paper work for my daughter.”  Then, forget about it!!!  When you get home from your long day, you pull in the drive and hit the door thinking about making dinner and SIRI sends a reminder to “Sign paperwork for my daughter” just as you get home.  Same goes for work.  Need to send an important email or make an important phone call you keep forgetting?  Just ask SIRI to remind you when you get to work. Again,  she knows your work address now so she will remind you when you arrive.   You must have your locations on for this to work, but you can do that easily in your settings too.

Next, you need to clean up your contacts in your phone.   If you are like me you use your favorites list so you can easily dial your family members from that menu, making it quicker than scrolling all your contacts.  Well take it a step further.  Let SIRI know about your most important relationships.  For instance, just tell her “Mark is my husband.”  She will verify that information and store it for later use.  So next time you need to call your husband, just  tell Siri to “Call my Husband”, and so on for your children, sisters and brothers.  You can ask her to call anyone by name but this just simplifies that should you have several duplicate first names.  This helps establish the important relationships in your life so SIRI can better understand your requests. 

You can also use SIRI to remind you throughout the day about simple things.  For instance, you may be outside taking a walk or gardening and you have laundry in the dryer.  Just tell SIRI to remind you in 1 hour to check on laundry.  No more wrinkled cloths!  Love, love letting SIRI take care of these little things in life that can get you off track.  Get creative, just start asking SIRI different things and you will find she can make life a lot easier if you let her.   From writing your next Facebook Status update, to taking you directly to a website you tell her or checking the weather for tomorrow,  she can help and is available anytime!

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Rainer
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John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
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If i was on an iphone I would for sure - i use something similar on the galaxy s3 and it works great - especially when I want to reply back to a message etc...

Mar 04, 2013 02:28 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!

I would be, but when my two-year-old iPhone died, I went over to the Android.  I never thought that I would say this, but I missed the ease of use of the iPhone at first.  Now, I am used to the Android.  When the time for a new phone comes, I'll have a decision to make - Android or iPhone.

Mar 04, 2013 03:04 AM #2
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Emcee M. Arah
Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, AHWD CRS B-Arch

These are really good suggestions for the voice feature on the smart phones, Cindy. I like the idea of using it to set reminders for yourself (do such and such when I get home, etc.). Like you said, typically when I get to work, it is "hit the door running" and I often forget I want to ____________ (fill in the blank) when I get there. This is a great and seemingly easy way to stop forgetting those little things. Thanks for this!

~Emcee

Mar 04, 2013 03:18 AM #3
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Sue Ellett
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ~ Paragon Property Group - Marble Falls, TX
Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ
Wow! Totally forgot it was an option on my phone and tried it last night after reading your post. Very cool stuff. Thanks for the reminder. I will definitely try and use it now.
Mar 04, 2013 09:42 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Thanks for sharing this Cindy. I didn't even know smart phones could do this, so this is very exciting for me. I am going to try it right away.

Feb 12, 2014 08:34 AM #5
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Lisa Marie Flenoury
"Lisa The Broker" - Playa Vista, CA
"Lisa The Broker" - Making Dreams Come True

Thanks Cindy, you are right Siri can simplify my life.  I am going to try and make better use of her.

 

Feb 14, 2014 06:01 PM #6
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for sharing a very helpful tip. I will take advantage of this feature.

Have a great weekend.

Feb 14, 2014 11:36 PM #7
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Brian Clinger
Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt - Cascade, MI
Brian Clinger ABR, GRI, CRS, SRES

Thank you Cindy, I had no idea I could use SIRI to do this.

Feb 15, 2014 07:56 PM #8
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Lynn Afton
Greenridge Realty Oakmont - Big Rapids, MI
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I played around with Siri capabilitities when I first got my iphone... almost a year ago! I am going to take this more Siri-ously from now on! Thanks :)
Feb 16, 2014 10:38 AM #9
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