Get fam­ily re­la­tion­ships on Siri

Make Siri more per­sonal by telling it all about your fam­ily con­nec­tions

Mac Format - - IMPROVE - Lou Hat­ter­s­ley

Add your sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers to Siri – there’s now no ex­cuse not to phone home!

SKILL LEVEL Any­one can do it

IT WILL TAKE 15 min­utes

YOU’ll NEED An iOS de­vice with Siri

Siri is great fun to use, but it be­comes even bet­ter when you let it know who your fam­ily mem­bers are. All you have to do is make sure each mem­ber of your fam­ily has an en­try in the Con­tacts app, and then tell Siri about your re­la­tion­ship to that per­son.

In this tu­to­rial we’re go­ing to show you how to add re­la­tion­ship in­for­ma­tion to your con­tact card us­ing Siri. Adding re­la­tion­ship in­for­ma­tion lets you use Siri in a much more nat­u­ral man­ner. You can say things like “Send a mes­sage to Mum” or “Hey Siri! Send an email to my brother” or “When is my dad’s birth­day?”. This is an­other step to turn­ing Siri into your per­sonal as­sis­tant.

It’s easy enough to get this in­for­ma­tion added to Siri. Sim­ply en­sure your Con­tacts app is up to date with all your fam­ily mem­bers, and then let Siri know who is who.

Let Siri know who your fam­ily mem­bers are, and you can in­ter­act with it us­ing fam­ily ti­tles such as ‘mum’.

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