Before we get started, you first must allowed the HomePod access to Contacts, Messages, Reminders, and Notes in the initial pairing process in order to ask Siri to do the commands in this guide.
Your iOS device and HomePod must be on the same Wi-Fi network, so that the Notes and Reminders apps get synced to the requests you make to Siri on HomePod.
Review the commands below to speak to Siri so you can create new notes and reminders on your iPhone or iPad.
Siri Commands for Reminders:
The basic starter command for the Reminders app when speaking to Siri is “Hey Siri, remind me to…” After that, you can follow up with any task that you want to remember.
Reminders can also be more specific, you can add a specific time of day or future date when you want the reminder to appear as a push notification on your iOS device, and use places that are in your Contacts to set off a reminder.
“Hey Siri, remind me to comb my unibrow.”
“Hey Siri, remind me to tell Tim Cook happy birthday tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.”
“Hey Siri, remind me to shovel the snow Monday afternoon.”
“Hey Siri, remind me to text Mom when I leave the house.”
“Hey Siri, mark comb my unibrow as complete.”
If you have pre-set lists in your Reminders app, you can also ask Siri to add items to it. One of the most common lists to create is one for “shopping,” and if HomePod is in your kitchen, Siri can help you build your shopping list. Siri can also help set up a new list if you want.
“Hey Siri, create a new shopping list.”
“Hey Siri, add bruschetta to my shopping list.”
“Hey Siri, what’s on my shopping list?”
“Hey Siri, remove comb for my unibrow from my shopping list.”
“Hey Siri, mark dog biscuits as completed on my shopping list.”
Siri Commands for Notes
Similar to Reminders, Siri can create you a new Note through simple voice commands when you’re near your HomePod. If you already have a Note created, you can also add new text into it through Siri.
“Hey Siri, add a note called birthday present ideas for Tim Cook.”
“Hey Siri, add iTunes gift card to my birthday present ideas for Tim Cook list.”
“Hey Siri, create a note called YouTube videos to watch.”
“Hey Siri, add Apple Support to my YouTube videos to watch note.”
At any time, Personal Requests can be deactivated on your HomePod by navigating to the Home app.
Select the arrow button or Add and Edit Homes button for VoiceOver users in the top left corner.
Selecting your name.
Then toggle off Personal Requests. When it is on, remember that as long as the HomePod and the iOS device are on the same network, anyone near the HomePod can create a Note and Reminder when speaking to Siri.