iOS 9: Content-Aware Reminders with Siri

I really dig the improvements to Siri under iOS 9. One of the ways Apple’s voice assistant has gotten smarter is that we can now say “remind me about this,” and assuming Siri can parse whatever is on the screen at the time, it’ll create a reminder for you about it. So here’s an example—let’s say you’ve gotten an email that you need to follow up on.

Invoke Siri by pressing the Home button for a moment, and then say something like “remind me about this,” as I mentioned above.

Siri will create a reminder for you on your default list. Hey, pretty cool!

This works in quite a few places around iOS 9, such as Safari (so you can remind yourself to take action about something you see on the Web)…


…and Maps.

If Siri can’t create a reminder with what’s on your screen, it’ll warn you, too.

You can also create time-based reminders (“remind me about this at 10 a.m.”) and location-based ones (“remind me about this when I arrive at home”). Hey, I know I keep saying that certain features are my favorite ones within iOS 9, but this one might actually take the cake, folks.