There are two methods to use Siri to directly add reminders to Due.
Routing Your Request To Due Through Siri (SiriKit method)
The first method asks Siri to route your request to Due. It involves telling Siri a phrase like “Using Due, remind me to call John at 9 AM.”
For comparison, if you had just said “Remind me to call John at 9 AM.” without routing the request to Due, Siri would create the reminder in Apple’s Reminders app.
If you do not intend to use this on your Apple Watch—and if Siri can understand your request properly—this would be the recommended way to add reminders to Due using Siri.
Using Siri Shortcuts
The second method uses Siri Shortcuts. It allows you to choose a custom phrase to use Siri to create reminders in Due, and it works on the Apple Watch. Hence, it is now the recommended way to make use of Siri to create reminders in Due, and the focus of this article.
Adding and Using the ‘Remind Me’ Siri Shortcut
You can add the ‘Remind Me’ shortcut to your Shortcuts by opening this link on your iPhone or iPad: Remind Me using Due Siri Shortcut.
You can watch the following video for information on how to add and use this Siri Shortcut:
There are two parts to using a Siri Shortcut: one, a trigger phrase, and two, the shortcut action itself.
The trigger phrase is what you tell Siri in order to run the shortcut. It is the name of the shortcut that you've provided when setting it up.
By default, the trigger phrase for this shortcut is ‘Remind Me‘. You can also customize and personalize this trigger phrase to your preference by renaming the shortcut.
When the shortcut is triggered by your trigger phrase, it should prompt you “What is it about?”
It is here that you tell Siri about your reminder, along with any due date, e.g. “Call John at 9 AM”. Due will parse what you’ve said and create that reminder in Due directly, e.g. “Call John”, set to the next available 9 AM.
⚠️ Note: There is a bug in watchOS 8 / iOS 15 that causes Apple Watch to always prompt you to allow access each time you trigger the shortcut.
Why Are There Multiple Actions For Due In The Shortcuts App? Which Action Should I Choose?
Back before Due 20.5, Shortcuts app included a legacy shortcut for creating reminders in Due, named “Add Due Reminder”. The legacy shortcut made use of URL scheme to create reminders in Due. This causes Siri to launch Due, and requires further interaction from you before the reminder can be added.
With native Siri Shortcuts support in 20.5 or later, reminders can be added to Due directly without having to launch Due, and without the need for further user interaction. Siri shortcuts also allow you to personalize the trigger phrase. It also works on your Apple Watch when your paired iPhone is connected.
Due includes two shortcuts which you can find in Shortcuts app:
- Create Reminder
- Create Repeating Reminder
Most of the time, you’d be looking for the action “Create Reminder”.