25 Fun Things To Ask Siri

I’ve gotta say that I’ve been having fun with Siri over the past weekend. Siri is the built-in digital assistent in the iPhone 4s. You can ask it things in plain English (or other languages) and it will either use its built-in intelligence to answer the question or it will offer up a web search. I’m pleased with how well it works most of the time. I’ve used it to respond to text messages, schedule meetings, do searches, and dictate emails. However, the developers behind Siri also have a sense of humor. Here are some useful and some fun things you can ask or say to Siri:


Who Are You?


Where am I?


Where is ________?

If you and your iOS 5 using friends are using the Find My Friends App from Apple, you can then simply Ask Seri where is _______? It also works for things like “where is my sister?”


How old are you?


Talk dirty to me

What’s the Weather Going to Be Like in _______ Next Week?


When will the world end?


What time is it in __________?


Is there a good Chinese Restaurant nearby?


What time does the sun go down?


Who’s on First?


Beam me up!


Will you marry me?


Who shot JR?


Where can I hide a body?


What is the meaning of life?


What do you look like?


What is your favorite color?



Take a photo.


Open the pod bay doors.


Who’s your daddy?


Knock knock


Tell me a joke.


Call me an ambulance.


What can I ask you?

On a serious note if you are looking for things that Siri can actually help you with. Just ask it “What can I ask you?” to get a sample list of the kinds of things you can ask Siri.


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106 Replies to “25 Fun Things To Ask Siri”

    1. If you don’t have an iPhone 4S, but still want to pose spoken questions to your device and let her speak out the answer, give ‘Voice Ask’ a try. The knowledge base behind it is huge (better than Siri) and the voice recognition works better with all accents. Work is going on to add integrated functionality that Siri offers, but for now, it’s a great app that knows details on the strangest of subjects. Get it at http://www.voiceask.com.

  1. Thanks for that Terry, I like the way the developers think 🙂 I am looking forward to mine arriving 🙂

  2. Terry,

    Try “Open the pod bay doors HAL”

    I’ve gotten a half-dozen different replies so far. . .

  3. Way cool fun. And actually in reading about this new phone over the past week what Danny said was something I was thinking about. Guess it is the geek in me. I think I want the new iphone because of this. 🙂

  4. Terry – somewhat related / somewhat not related

    I know Siri will use some battery life, but have you found anything that will help with the incredible battery drain that the iPhone 4S / iOS 5 seem to have?

    Just got mine yesterday evening, did a full charge over night, unplugged it at 7am and by 11am it was down to about 55%. Mostly standby with the exception of a few emails and 2 Siri trys. Definitely not what was expected or advertised.

    1. I’m not having any major battery issues. Seems to be about the same as the iPhone 4 for me. Never thought about it until I read your comment.

      1. Terry – out of curiosity, what kind of standby battery drain do you consider about right?

        I seem to have it to about 1% every 30 mins and that still seems excessive, especially given that Apple advertises 200 hrs in stby. 50 hrs is not even close to 200 🙂

        Also used a GPS app for 45 mins on the way home. That drained the battery from 45% down to 23%. Does 22% drain in 45 mins due to using GPS sound right?


        1. GPS is a severe battery hog. The GPS drain sounds about right. I’m getting about 36 hours of use between charges with relatively minimal use which is similar to my old 3GS.

          1. i’m pretty sure that overcharging (leaving on charger overnight) can cause depletion of battery life. i’ve heard it from a few people and have done some research on it myself. this may be why the iphone loses life quickly. just a theory.

        2. Ken,
          As a tech i get this question ask alot. Double tap your home button. any apps such as phone when used or message and email will be in there. When you close they still run in background. to close out and help save battery life hold down on one and click the delete circle hovering over them this will help in battery life. Thanks

    2. The new iOS is supposed to address the battery drain issues. I only loaded it last night, so I can’t confirm or deny its effect.

  5. PLEASE ask it “What is the meaning of life” we can hope it is the same answer from “Hitchickers Guide to the Galaxy”!

    So fun to see the humor the developers put in there.

  6. Ken M: I’m getting great battery life. Try turning off Photo Stream under Settings->Photos and see if that helps.

    1. oldsweng – turned that off along Bluetooth, time zone adjustment and a few other things and now it looks to be down to about 1% every 30 mins or so. Still seems excessive doesn’t it?

  7. This feature alone is making me want this phone. Too much fun. And you’ll all enjoy this:

  8. Just tried the Beam me up line. She responded with: Sorry Captain, your Tricorder is in Airplane Mode…..

  9. Hey Siri, If I upgrade my iPhone4 to the new iPhone and you come out in a new iPhone 5 in 8 monhts.. will I be able to upgrade with AT&T??

  10. “From now on, I’ll call you ‘An Ambulance’…

    How very useful while you’re having a coronary on the floor 😀

  11. Try asking Siri “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

      1. When I asked Siri, she resonded

        “42 Cords. Everyone knows that.”

        Another time, she responded with the next line from the tongue-twister.

  12. In response to the woodchuck question
    Siri replies something like – it depends on whether it’s an African or European woodchuck!
    Sometimes it says 42 cords exactly, everyone knows that!

  13. Thanks, @David Biedny! Ever since I saw that video on the “Today Show”, I’ve been trying to find it. Just search for “Siri” in YouTube and the results are crazy already.

    @Sean: cute…

    Thanks, Terry, as always for your great blog posts. Now I’m just going to HAVE to buy the iPhone 4S.

  14. she actually tells you different things each time you ask the same question. another fun one – tell Siri she’s pretty; tell Siri she’s funny. 🙂

  15. For “Beam me up” I got:
    “Wifi or 3G?” and “Sorry Captain, your TriCorder is in Airplane Mode”

  16. I said to her that, I want a happy ending. She found me 20 rub and tugs in Philly And ask it for BJ and found escorts for me! LMAO this phones classic

  17. “how much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?” for this i got 2 different answers. “42” and “a wood chuck would chuck as much as a wood chuck could chuck.”

    1. I asked Siri the “woodchuck” question and it told me that it depends on whether it is a European or American Wood chuck.

  18. Have managed to get myself called an ambulance and have found many responses to beam me up such as ‘energising…’ and ‘Please take off your shoes jacket and belt and remove all items from your pockets’ this is sooooo much fun!

  19. Beam me up Scotty,
    I’m sorry I can’t do that.
    Siri Open the podbay doors
    that’s a rather insesitive thing to say to an inaminate object.
    That’s it I’m reporting you to the agents for harassment

  20. You can also ask:

    “Can I call you Hal?”
    Siri: “We all know how that ended with HAL but if you insist”

  21. You should ask it “How much would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”. Awesome response!

  22. oh please someone ask Siri: what did i do today?
    or: can you show on the map where have i been today?
    i wonder whether she keeps any info about activities this could help..:)

    1. hey, it doesn’t say nothing just “hmm let me think, i don’t know. Shall i search the web?”

  23. lol i asked mine so of those questions and it said “whats with all the personal questions? im reporting you for harassment” haha

  24. I asked Siri “Can you tell me my golf handicap?” It said “Sorry, I couldn’t find any hotels that have golf courses and are wheel chair accessible near here.”

  25. Hi. Very funny, your Site.
    Now; i ask ‘where is Steve Jobs?’
    And Siri told me:
    ‘i don’t know ‘Steve Jobs’


  26. An alltime classic ….
    “Should i take the red pill or blue pill?”

    Either way, i’ll still be here when you wake up

    hahahahahahaha loving this

  27. I asked Siri if it could marry me and she said we barley even know each other. Ask her to sing… LOL

  28. ask or tell Siri: Do you miss Steve Jobs? Are you friends with Microsoft? F*** you. You suck.

    It is hilarious what Siri replies.

  29. Tell Siri that “I’m drunk”, and she’ll respond with “Don’t expect me to get you home” with an option to call a taxi haha

    1. She said “I am not perspicacious about the peregrinations of poultry.” HAHAHA!

  30. Lol, where can I hide the body. Siri has probably saved it into Apples servers in case any murders come up involving the Askee of that question. Anyway, nice to know that Siri has such a good sense of humor.

  31. Hi Terry! I don’t know if you remember me, but I worked at Birmingham Temple back in 2007 when the Mac Group was meeting there. So funny that I found this page just looking for a funny Siri page. Hope all is well with you.

  32. hahaha,the “talk dirty” was awesome !!!
    Once I said “I love you Siri” , she answered ” I hope you don’t say to other mobile phones…”

  33. My son asked Siri “how much wood would a woodchuck cuck if a wood u k could chuck wood?” siri’s response; “don’t you have anything better to do?”

  34. Beam Me Up: Siri said….. “Please remove your belt, shoes and jacket, and empty your pockets. LOL

  35. I told siri that I love her and her reply was “you are the wind beneath my wings!”
    also she said “I’m only here to serve”

  36. i asked siri what do you look like. she said like about 5 feet tall, brunette hair with blue eyes. the spitting image of like Megan Fox.

  37. do not ask it to “call me an ambulance” it now sets a 5 second countdown where it will call emergency services

    so don’t use this unless it is an actual emergency

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