Ask Siri ques­tions about your fam­ily

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Us­ing names

Now all your re­la­tion­ship in­for­ma­tion is in Con­tacts, and Siri knows who is who, it’s time to put Siri to work. You can send an email to your spouse just by say­ing “Send an email to my wife”. Note that you have to say “my wife” or “my son” for Siri to un­der­stand – you can­not say “send a mes­sage to the son,” for ex­am­ple (not that you prob­a­bly would).

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Get per­sonal with Siri

You can now use Siri to cre­ate re­minders, set up meet­ings, start Face Time con­ver­sa­tions and send mes­sages, all us­ing re­la­tion­ship ti­tles. Just say “I’m meet­ing with Mum to­mor­row morn­ing” or “Face Time my son”. Us­ing in­for­mal fam­ily ti­tles makes Siri a lot more per­son­able; most peo­ple are used to say­ing “mum” and “dad”, rather than us­ing full names.

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Find your fam­ily

If Find My Friends is set up on your iPad, you can use Siri to find mem­bers of your fam­ily. Just say “Where’s my hus­band?” to find out where your other half is at the mo­ment. Siri dis­plays a map with their cur­rent lo­ca­tion. In­te­grat­ing Siri with Find My Friends is a great way to keep up to date with the where­abouts of your fam­ily mem­bers (or, ahem, stalk them)!

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