How to Use Siri to Find & Display Information Stored in Contacts

Summary

Have you ever been annoyed with looking up specific information related to your contacts? Siri can help you look up specific information stored in Contacts, display Contact's info screen in order that you can conveniently use information.

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May 06, 2014

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Have you ever been annoyed with looking up specific information related to your contacts, like someone's phone number, work address, email address, birthday, etc? We're happy to tell you that you can ask Siri to do above things for you. It can look up a specific contact and display that contact's info screen you need. Each filed within a Contacts' entry is searchable and can be accessed by Siri. Furthermore, the more information you include in each entry stored in your Contacts database, the more helpful Siri can be.

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How to Use Siri to Look Up, Display Information in Contacts

To use Siri to find information stored in Contacts, you can say something like the following:

"Look up John Doe in Contacts."

"What is John Doe's home phone number?"

"What's John Doe's work address?"

"Show John Doe's email address."

"When is John Doe's birthday?"

"Show John Doe?"

For instance, when you ask, "What is John Doe's home phone number?" The appropriate number from your Contacts database displays as following image. But if you didn't store any John Doe information, Siri will respond with, "There's no phone number for John Doe in your Contacts."

How to Use Siri to Look Up Phone Number in Contacts

How to Use Siri to Look Up Phone Number in Contacts

However, you may come across some hard-to-pronounce names in Contacts and Siri can't find it for you. Here, we give a method to help Siri to recognize those hard-to-pronounce names.

How to tackle with hard-to-pronounce names in Contacts that is hard to Siri to recognize? You can write out the phonetic spelling of that name as their nickname in your Contacts. You can follow this, Find their Contact's entry > Tap Edit > Tap Add Field >Select Nickname. Then the Nickname field will appear under their name, write the phonetic spelling of their name to help Siri to recognize.

How to Use Information Found & Displayed by Siri

When Siri displays the information screen for a Contact, you can use this info screen to do many requests as following. As mentioned above, the more information you include in each entry stored in your Contacts database, the more things you can use Siri to do for you. Furthermore, keep in mind that all following things only works when you have them saved in Contacts entry.

Initiate a Call – Tap on the displayed phone number to make a phone call (iPhone only).

Send a Text Message – Click Send Messages to send a message to this phone number.

Send an Email – Tap on the email address to automatically launch the Mail app to send an email to that email address.

Give Directions to a Regular Address – Tap on a regular address, the Map app launches and directions from your current location are displayed.

Open a Website URL – Tap on a website URL, Safari launches and opens that web page.

Finally, if you're interested in more about Siri information, you're welcome to concern about our following daily tips in User Guide. More questions about Siri or other problems, you can let us know in the Comment Section.

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