After years of struggling with paper lists, AnyList finally gave us a solution to having a categorized, ordered, multi-person grocery list for our family. Plus, it works quite well for ToDo lists.
Even better, they have a built-in feature that lets me tell Siri “Grocery”, at which point it prompts me for what to add to a particular list, and then adds it (categorized by aisle in the store, which are themselves ordered). Very handy. I also configured “Remind Me” to add entries to my personal ToDo list.
But sometime around the past few weeks, after asking what I want to add to the list, Siri just started say “Sorry, could you say that again?”. Of course, it doesn’t matter how many times you say it. And it behaves that way on my iPhone in a silent environment, so my initial use case, using CarPlay on a loud road, can’t be blamed.
Finally, I reached out to the dev, who confirmed this is a known issue (I wish they had let us know proactively, though). He did supply a workaround, though I haven’t tried it yet:
Unfortunately, there appears to be a bug in iOS 16.4 - 16.5 that prevents Siri from working as expected with shortcuts. You should still be able to use this command, though, which doesn’t require a shortcut:
- “Hey, Siri, using AnyList, add to .”
If Siri doesn’t respond as expected to that command, try this one:
- “Hey, Siri, add to my list in AnyList.”
Hopefully, Apple will resolve this issue soon.
Maybe you’re dealing with this and it will help!