How to Use Siri on the iPad

How to Use Siri on the iPad 5

With the introduction of iOS 6, Siri has finally  made her way to the iPad for those who own an iPad 3.  This is great news for those owners as they will get all of the benefits of Siri for free. Unfortunately, Siri will not be coming to the iPad 1 or 2.

To learn how to download iOS 6 for your iPad 3 so that you can start using Siri, check out this link.

Siri: Coming soon to the iPad






You Will Need:

  • iPad 3 or later
  • iOS 6 or later
  • Internet connection (WiFi or carrier connection)



 1. To open Siri on the iPad, press and hold the “Home” button until the Siri icon appears on the screen. This is one same ways you can bring up Siri on the iPhone. Note that the “Raise to speak” option for Siri will likely stay an iPhone-only option due to the large size of the iPad.

2. After Siri has opened, you can simply speak your command or question and Siri will respond accordingly. As always, there is no need to learn specific words and commands to use Siri. Just speak in a normal conversational manner and she will (usually) have an intelligent response.

3. If you are requesting Siri to send a message (email or text/iMessage) to someone, she will show you a draft of the message before it is sent. To go ahead and send the message, just say “Send” or touch the “Send” button.

As many people using Siri on their iPads may be using it for the first time, I thought it would be helpful to give some examples of things you can say to Siri. Again, these are basically an infinite number of ways you can ask Siri the same question so the examples below are certainly not the only way to go about things.


“Where can I get a slice of pizza nearby?”

“How far away is Chicago?”


“Call my wife.”


“Remind me to quit my job when I get to work tomorrow”

“On October 3 remind me that my dad’s birthday is next week.”


“What is the weather supposed to be like for this weekend?”

Social Media

“Post to Facebook, “I love my iPad”


“What is the score of the Chicago Blackhawks game?”

5 thoughts on “How to Use Siri on the iPad

  1. Reply Miche Aug 28,2014 12:28 am

    Thank you for all the great info, I’m new on iPad Air instructions are needed, glad I found you,

  2. Reply Sharon Apr 24,2013 5:05 pm

    I have ipad2….cani get Siri somehow on this to use

  3. Reply kyara Sep 23,2012 8:04 pm

    it doesnt work on my ipad 2,but i downloaded iOS 6…

    • Reply Dan Oct 6,2012 10:53 pm

      Hi Kyara,

      Unfortunately, Apple only rolled out Siri for the iPad 3 but not earlier versions of the iPad. I was also bummed by this because I have an iPad 2.


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