As of ios version 5.4.0, you can now pay for parking and extend parking sessions using Siri Shortcuts in the language of your choice*
Creating shortcuts: Phrases can easily be configured for actions.
Create a Siri shortcut via the app
To do this:
1. Open the app and click the menu (top right corner of the app)
2. Select 'Siri Shortcuts'
3. Choose from three options:
- 'Start a new parking session'
- 'Get parking session information'
- 'Extend my parking session'
4. To edit the command, click the right arrow under 'Do", click 'Show More' then change as needed.
To start, please state “Park with PayByPhone” which will take you through the steps to start a new parking session.
Note: this can be adapted with many variations such as “park at work”, “park at the gym” and “park at
There are 2 options for both locked and unlocked phones:
i) 100 % voice command
ii) a combination of voice command and confirmation via buttons displayed on their iPhone or in-car screen.
To start parking simply say “Hey Siri” followed by the shortcut command.
Example:“Hey Siri, park me at work”
“Ready to start?”
“I’m on it”
“OK. Starting. You are now parked at location 82445 for two hours, ending at
By simply saying “Hey Siri” followed by a shortcut, you can extend your active parking
“Hey Siri, extend my parking”
“Just a sec, How much time would you like to add?”
“You will be extending your parking at location 12345 by 5 minutes. It will cost
$0.42. Would you like to pay with your visa ending in 1111? ”
If you are parking at a meter where eligibility determines the cost, you will be prompted to use the app instead. An example of this is for parkers who are set up to receive residential discounted rates in Miami.
*The supported languages are: