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Those of you who know me will know that I really love using Siri on my iPhone and iPad.
Day in, day out, I use it to set reminders, sent texts, dictate notes, make phone calls, read my emails while I drive (hands free, of course), and so much more.
This week, I found a Siri command that I have been needing for so long - one that can remind me later about something that I have received, seen, created, etc.
What do I mean by this?
Well, as an example, I so often get an email or a text that I can't action right at that point in time, but need to remember to action at a later time.
I don't want to have to trawl through my long list of emails/texts to find it - if I actually do remember to do that! Flagging in the Mail app doesn't quite work - again, because this requires me to remember to go back and look at my 'flagged' emails.
I had been using Evernote for emails that I needed to action later. I would forward my emails to my Evernote, and set a reminder there. An adequate solution, but I will now be using Siri instead because it is SO much easier.
I now tell Siri to set a reminder (for a particular date/time) about whatever I am looking at on my iPhone (or iPad) screen. Siri will create that reminder WITH a link that allows me to go straight to that 'thing' (email, message, web page, calendar entry, note, etc), so that I have all the information I need in front of me. In the image I have shown in this article, tapping on the little Mail app symbol takes you straight to the applicable mail message.
I am using this every day now and loving my reminders and the quick, easy access they give me to relevant information.
Find out how to use this Siri feature in this week's Handy Hint
If you are interested in finding out more about how to use this great Siri command that will help you to remember to come back to something important, check out this week's Handy Hint.
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