In iOS 9, Apple snuck a really great new bit into Siri’s vocabulary.
Whenever the screen is displaying something you might want to be nudged about later — an email, Web page, text message — you can tell Siri, “Remind me about this later.” Or “Remind me about this tonight at 7:30.”
Boom: Siri automatically creates a new item in the Reminders app, which you can tap at any time to return to the original email, Web page, or text message.
It’s not just mail, Web pages, and texts, either. Lots of iPhone/iPad apps understand the “Remind me about this” command:
Calendar—remembers the day or event you’re looking at
Clock—remembers where you were in World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch, or Timer
Contacts—remembers the person’s contact card
iBooks—remembers the book and page you’re reading
Health—remembers your place in the app (which screen)
Mail—remembers the message you’re reading
Maps—remembers the place you’re viewing
Messages—remembers the message you’re looking at
Notes—memorizes the note you’re reading, and the position in that note
Numbers, Pages—remembers the document
Phone—remembers which tab you were on (Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad, Voicemail) or the currently selected card or phone number from the calls log
Podcasts—remembers your current position in a podcast
Reminders—remembers which Reminders list you were in
Safari—remembers which Web page you’re on
Now, all you have to remember — is to use this command!
Adapted from the New York Times bestseller “Pogue’s Basics,” available here.