The 10 Best AirPod Commands

Top hands-free Siri commands for your wireless Apple earbuds

Apple's wireless AirPods are a game-changer, allowing hands-free listening functionality as you run, walk, or go about your day. When you connect AirPods to an iOS device, you gain access to Siri functionality, so you can use your voice to issue commands to your AirPods. Here are our picks for the top 10 "Hey Siri" AirPod commands.

This article's information applies to AirPods Pro and AirPods Second Generation used with an iOS device or an iMac Pro or MacBook Pro or Air released in 2018 or later.

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Hey Siri, What's the Weather?

Asking Siri for the weather using AirPod commands

One of the easiest ways to know what's going on outside is to ask Siri about the weather, and then Siri will respond via your AirPods. Hear the day's forecast, complete with temperature highs and lows, all hands-free. You can even ask Siri what the weather's like in another place.

Your location services must be on to use this Siri command.

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Hey Siri, Play My Music

Playing all songs using an AirPod Siri command

With this simple command, Siri automatically starts playing your Apple Music list on shuffle mode. As you're listening, use specific music commands to control your listening experience, including "Skip track," "Pause," "Play [artist]," and "Play [song]."

Have Siri and your AirPods increase or decrease the volume, name a song, find a playlist, and much more.

Want to use Siri to control Spotify? Use Siri Shortcuts to create shortcuts specifically for the Spotify app.

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Hey Siri, How's the Battery Life of My AirPods?

Using Siri with AirPods to check AirPod battery life

Your AirPods and their charging case have their own battery life. When you're out and about, ask Siri to find out how much battery life your AirPods have left. Ask Siri about your iPhone or Apple Watch's battery life, as well.

The charging case holds approximately 24 hours of battery life. Use your AirPods for up to five hours on one single charge. Short on time? Only 15 minutes of charge will give you up to three hours of listening time.

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Hey Siri, Call Mom

Using Siri commands and AirPods to make a phone call

Siri and your AirPods can team up to immediately call anyone you ask, especially Mom, as long as they're in your Contacts list. If you don't have a contact named "Mom" on your device, Siri will ask you for the name of the contact you want to call.

Want to call via FaceTime? Ask Siri to "call Mom using FaceTime."

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Hey Siri, Remind Me to Get Milk Today

Using AirPods and Siri to set a reminder

It's easy to set reminders with Siri and your AirPods. Just ask Siri to remind you to do something, such as "get milk," and the assistant will save a note in your Reminders app. Siri can even remind you about something happening at a later date. For example, ask Siri to remind you about your doctor's appointment next Thursday.

Want Siri to remind you at a specific time? Ask Siri to set a reminder for the time you need it.

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Hey Siri, Set an Alarm

Using Siri and AirPods to set an alarm

Whether you're cooking and need a reminder about taking a dish out of the oven, or you're taking a nap and need a wake-up call, Siri and your AirPods can take care of setting an alarm. Use a specific time, such as "Hey Siri, wake me up at 5 p.m.," or be more conversational and say something like, "Hey Siri, wake me up in an hour and a half."

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Hey Siri, Send a Message

Using Siri and AirPods to send a text message

Use Siri on your AirPods to send a message quickly and easily, with no need to touch your iOS device. Start by asking Siri to send a message to a recipient, and then the assistant will ask you what you want to say. Or, use a complete command, such as, "Send a message to John saying I'm on my way."

Check your device if you want to review your message before you send it with Siri's preview. Siri can also read back your message and ask you if you're ready to send it.

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Hey Siri, What's My Calendar Look Like?

Using Siri commands with AirPods to check calendar

If you need to check your schedule before making appointments or saying yes to that party invitation, use Siri to check your Calendar. Ask Siri what your schedule looks like on any day, and the assistant will pull it right up. Siri can even schedule or cancel appointments, adding or removing them from your Calendar.

Update appointments using Siri by asking Siri to move the appointment or change the time.

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Hey Siri, What's 20 Percent of $80?

Using Siri commands with AirPods to make a calculation

Need help with a restaurant tip or trying to figure out another calculation? Siri and your AirPods can help you with your calculations, and can even help you convert currency when you're traveling.

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Hey Siri, Take Me Home

Using Siri commands with AirPods to get directions

If you need directions and they're in your Contacts app details, ask Siri and your AirPods to guide you home or to a friend's house. Siri can also direct you to your destination, such as if you're walking around looking for a restaurant or hotel.