Use Siri To Search Your Notes

Use Siri To Search Your Notes

Nope, I don’t know what “Paris corot porn” means either. Still, thanks for remembering it for me, Siri.

Did you know you can search your iPhone’s notes using Siri? Neither did I. But according to Dave Caolo at 52 Tiger, you can not only get Siri to flip through your notes for you, you can even find notes from a particular day.

Here are Dave’s two tips:

  1. Search by date. Activate Siri and say, “Find notes from March, 2013″ or “Find notes from March 7, 2013.” You can also ask, “Find notes from yesterday.”
  2. Search by keyword. You can have Siri search your notes for a specific word by saying, “Search notes for ‘x’”, where “x” is the term you’re looking for. Siri returns the results as a tap-able list.

The first works just great for me. You can use most time-based search criteria, too: “Find notes from last year” does just that, and you can always just say “show me my notes” to see a tappable list of your notes, right there in Siri (and you know you can do the same for e-mail, calendar entries, text messages and reminders).

But try as I might, I can’t get Dave’s keyword search to work. Whatever I search for, Siri returns all my notes. A shame, as this could be super-handy otherwise.

I’ll keep trying. If you work it out, then leave a comment or e-mail me.

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