Siri and Calendar Invites
I am having a lot of fun with SIRI, but yesterday I discovered an issue that some may enjoy, but I find less then ideal . . . .
Situation: Say I want to create a calendar entry for my dentist. I tell SIRI to set an appointment for Dr. Bob tomorrow at three. That works great, but the problem I am having is it automatically sends out an email to Dr. Bob. While this would be convenient in some situations, I really don't want my doctors receiving emails like this.
I had set an appointment and then deleted it. My dentist called me asking what was going on. Why did I cancel my appointment and what is this iCloud.
Anyway, is there a way to prevent SIRI from sending out these invite emails or from auto populating the invitees?
Thanks so much!
- 10-18-2011, 05:58 AM #2
Thanks for the reply. That was my initial thought, but I couldn't find any setting for this. Plus, when I create an appointment on iCal or the iCloud calendar, I have the option of adding invitees, whereas with SIRI, she auto populates this with no apparent user control.
- 10-18-2011, 10:10 AM #5
This is happening to me too. I can't find a way to phrase around it, either. If I say "Meeting: John Doe," and don't use the word "with," it still invites Doe. Siri is pretty aggressive on ts. Would love a work around if anyone knows one. Thanks.
- 10-18-2011, 10:15 AM #6
- 10-18-2011, 10:27 AM #7
As for the idea of making the appointment with dentist, doctor, etc rather then the names, I thought about that too. It isn't ideal, but I suppose it will work. I guess you have to come up with names/shortcuts for certain people. I guess you could use initials for names. Just gets messy. There should simply be a way to turn this off.
Thanks for all the input.
- 10-18-2011, 06:51 PM #9
I may have been incorrect when I said that a colon wouldn't work. I set up a fake contact with an email address called John Doe, so I could do some tests. Now when I'm trying it again, it seems that if I do "add lunch: John Doe at noon tomorrow" it uses "lunch: John Doe" as the title but doesn't invite John Doe (ie, doesn't send an email to my fake contact). If I tell it to add "lunch WITH John Doe," it sends the invite. So maybe that's the workaround.
- 10-18-2011, 06:56 PM #10
Interesting. The problem seems to be with using the word meeting. When I do "lunch: John Doe," it doesn't invite John Doe. When I do "meeting: John Doe, "it translates that into "meeting with John Doe" and then invites him. So avoid the word meeting. I think the same is true with appointment.
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