How to Use Siri to Add Reminders to Specific Lists

How to Use Siri to Add Reminders to Specific Lists

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If you think of something you don’t want to forget, you can quickly ask Siri to add the reminder to your list. But when you ask Siri to remind you about something, like your car payment, Siri automatically adds the reminder to the default Reminders list. If you want the reminder added to a different list, that's possible too. You just have to phrase your request a little differently. Here’s how to use Siri to add reminders to specific lists.

Related: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

If you want the reminder added to a specific Reminders list, instead of saying, "Hey Siri, remind me to grocery shop," say something like,

  • "Siri add grocery shopping to my Personal Reminders list," or
  • "Add car payment to my Monthly Bills list," instead.

If you have multiple reminders list that you like to keep organized, quickly using Siri to add reminders to a list is a great way to do that.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.