Everyone knows that Siri is Apple's virtual assistant. From getting directions to finding pictures, Siri is the best. Before Siri, virtual assistants didn't sound human like. Instead, they were robotic and slow. But now we do have human virtual assistants, and one of them is Siri, and that is why I have created this guide to teach you some tips to using her.
I will also go in detail of the Siri Settings.
Tips to Using Siri
These tips include some jokes you can ask Siri that are yes, appropriate, as well as some useful commands.
- You can ask Siri to calculate a math problem and she will tell you the answer.
- Want to call your friend or loved one? Siri can do that for you.
- Want to go have dinner at a restaurant? Leave Siri in charge to have her find a seating spot ready for you.
- Want to tell Siri what a number divided by 0 is and see her response? It will be funny.
- Your friend told you where he lives or she lives, and you really want to go there, right? Tell Siri the address and she will give you directions. You may also use the fully accessible app from Google that goes by the name of Google Maps, or you can also use the fully accessible app called Maps by Apple.
- You really don't want to go surfing through pictures and looking for a specific picture. Ask Siri to search for your vacation photos.
- You hear a song on the radio and you really want to know the name, right? Ask Siri to listen to the tune and she will answer. She can find out things like remixes and lots more.
- Dictionaries dictionaries dictionaries, yeesh! Use Siri instead of having to surf through a bunch of pages to find the definition of something, and she will tell you the definition in at least 3 or more ways!
- Want to roll some dice? Ask Siri to roll as many dice or she can randomly generate numbers from 1 to 6 and other things.
- Siri can also beatbox. Just ask her.
Quick Note: If you are using an iPhone X or later, the side button performs the same functions as the home button on other models.
First go to Settings > Siri & search. Now I will begin with the Siri Settings.
Siri & search settings is where you can customize Siri, as well as turn it off completely. I will go through all the Settings one by one.
Siri shortcuts: Allows you to add your own custom Siri commands. The specific suggestions shown depend on apps you use that support this feature. For even more customization, download the shortcuts app from the AppStore.
Listen for "Hey Siri": Allows you to use your voice by saying, "hey Siri" instead of pressing and holding the home button. If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, iPad Air 2 or earlier, or iPod Touch, it must be plugged in to power for this feature to work.
Press home for Siri: Toggles home button access to Siri on or off.
Allow Siri when locked: Allows you to decide if Siri can be used if the screen is locked.
Language: Allows you to change the language of Siri.
Siri Voice: Allows you to change the accent and gender of Siri.
Voice Feedback: Allows you to change when Siri gives or does not give feedback.
My Information: Allows you to put your name in Siri's memory.
Siri suggestions: Displays a list of apps that you can allow Siri to access data from to provide a more relevant experience. If the app supports it, you can also allow Siri commands to perform functions within that app. For example, you could use this feature to hail a ride in Uber or pay a friend in Venmo.
Want to turn Siri off completely? Just toggle both listen for "Hey Siri" and press home for Siri off.
This is your decision. Think about how much you use her. If you realize that you rely on her a lot, keep it on. If you only use her some of the time, turn it off.
Speak a different language? That's ok, because Siri can speak many different languages.
Hey Siri is a feature that came in iOs 8/9 that allows you to say, "Hey Siri," instead of holding the home button.
Instead of pressing the home button and holding it for about 3 seconds, saying, "Hey Siri," followed by what you want her to do will activate her. If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, iPad Air 2 or earlier, or iPod Touch, it must be plugged in to power for this feature to work.
Want a male voice? The Siri gender setting can change the Siri voice from male to female.
Voice feedback allows you to change the time that Siri is silent and when she isn't. Always makes her always speak no matter if you have headphones on or have muted the ring switch. If, "Control with Ring Switch," is selected, Siri will not respond if the ring switch is muted. If, "Hands-free only," is selected, Siri will only talk when you are hands-free, which means she will only talk if you use "hey Siri" or you are connected to a bluetooth device or have headphones plugged in.
If you want Siri to call you by name, select my information and make sure you have yourself in your contacts. If you have your last name on your contact, then don't worry, Siri won't say this. She will only say your first name.
If you have any questions or if I made any mistakes, be very sure to comment below. Bye.