Malignance, did you read the first sentence in my post? Siri used to do this very well under iOS 5. It was beautiful. As it says in the iPhone User's Guide on page 46:
To keep a list without setting a specific time or location to be reminded:
- Remember to buy milk
- Add eggs to my groceries list
If Siri asks when you want to be reminded, you can say “never.”
If you have a list visible in Reminders, you can add to it just by saying “Add”:
- Add eggs
Anyway, I'm not interested in whose fault it is. I'm just looking for how to fix it so that it works as well as it did before iOS 6.
It doesn't matter whether you feel that was the intended purpose of reminders or not Malignance. That's not the point of the complaint.
innerserenity. I'll have to try this when I get a few minutes. I'm not usually the one adding things to the shopping list. I share it with my wife, so I'm usually just checking things off. I honestly never tried adding multiple things like that before. Wish I would have known.
Go to Settings, Reminders, set the Default List there. I believe if you set this new list, it should work, but like KiltedTim, I would have to try it first to see.
Another question as I test this question on my phone, do you have a reminder list called Grocery List? As I test what you said in the first post, it tells me I don't have a Grocery List, and do I want to add it to reminders? I hesitate, it says it has added it, and it prompts me to confirm. Once I do that, to add something else, I press the Siri button on the screen and ask it to add cheese and it creates another reminder in the Reminders list. I would say that if you have a list called Grocery List, make that the default list, then what you are describing should work.
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The way that I read the User Guide, it seems that if you have the particular list visible on the phone it would work that way. I'm not that aware of using a number of lists that it would continue to add to a specific list.
I understand you saying that it worked that way before, but I've not used Reminders that extensively that I can comment on it. Maybe someone else that has managed multiple lists can come in and help. It make sense to do what you are talking about, but I'm not aware of how to change the behavior.
ChrisJ4203, that was helpful. I tried it, and Siri does stay on the list so long as I have that list visible in Reminders.
Seems to me that I never had to manually intervene before (it would work so long as I named the list with the first item), but there's no way to go back into the past and check.
Selecting the list up front is not a problem. Looks like I'm up and running again. Thanks.