Use iPhone & Siri as a Tip Calculator
Breaking out the Calculator app can be too time consuming, and while there’s no shortage of tip calculator apps for the iPhone, why download another app if you don’t need to? The next time you’re at a restaurant and want to quickly calculate an appropriate tip according to the bill, all you have to do is ask Siri.
Pose the question to Siri as a simple math problem like so:
- What is (tip percentage) of (total bill)?
- What is 20% of $34.52?
You can also give Siri the literal math and get the same response, providing an equation like “15% times 60”. Either way, Siri will report back with the proper math and you’ll find the tip under “Result”.
The iPhone is where this makes the most sense, but obviously it works on the iPod touch and iPad with Siri as well, but most of us aren’t dragging our iPads around to restaurants. File this under yet another useful trick Siri can do, and start using it more if you haven’t yet.