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How to use Siri: Cool Siri Hacks You Should Know

Siri is a virtual assistant developed by Apple Inc. It is designed to respond to voice commands and perform tasks or provide information based on those commands.

Siri uses natural language processing and voice recognition technology to understand and respond to spoken or typed requests. Over the years, Apple has continually improved and expanded Siri’s capabilities, integrating it into various Apple devices and services, such as iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, Apple Watch, HomePod, and CarPlay.

Setting up Siri

If you have never used Siri, first you need to customise your assistant to make it suit your need

Go to Settings, scroll down, and find Siri & Search.

Here you can find all the settings of Siri including: 

  • Allowing to summon Siri by saying aloud “Hey Siri”
  • Allowing to press the side button for Siri
  • Allowing Siri when your phone is locked
  • Choose the language
  • Choose Siri Voice
  • Setting Siri Response
  • Setting Announce Message
  • Setting My Information
  • Setting Siri & Dictionary History

Also, you can turn on/off for Siri suggestions

 

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Siri Tricks & Hacks you should try

Once your Siri is ready, it’ll be your great assistant if you know how to do it right

1. Measurement Conversions

Converting Euros to Dollars, inches to millimeters can be tough for you, but Siri can handle this in a second. By simply asking Siri: “Convert X to Y” or “How many Y are in Z,” you can get accurate results.

2. Adjust settings

“Turn on Bluetooth”, “Turn off Wifi”, “Increase volume”, “activate flashlight” are some samples that Siri can help you with. Any action you need to open the Control Centre, let your Siri take charge of it

3. Make reservations/phone call

You can try: “Make a reservation at an Chinese restaurant for Sunday at 7 pm”, Siri you find you a list of nearby restaurants with contact information.

Or tell Siri “Call Jimmy’s home phone”, “Facetime Mommy” to shortcut your call

4. Translate words and find time elsewhere

If you are planning to travel, these features are absolutely for you.

This cool Siri assistant can translate words into five different languages including French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Just ask Siri, “How do you say ___ in ___?” For instance, you can say, “Hey Siri, how do you say strawberry in French?”

Siri will read aloud and explain its meaning.

Also, you can use a simple command of “What time is it in [city name]”, Siri will show you the time in the exact city within a second.

5. Math Calculations

Siri is able to solve math such as calculating simple math, splitting bills, defining a cube root of a number, multiplying or dividing numbers

6. Replay video with subtitles

If you miss a line while watching something on Apple TV, just say, “What did they say?” to Siri. This will rewind the last 15 seconds and show subtitles. However, this trick works only in the TV app.

7. Find your Apple products

If you have more than 1 Apply product, you can request Siri to find it by asking “Find my iPhone”, “Find my iPad”, or “Find my Apple watch”. It will show the recent location of that device for you to find it

8. Find exact email

Searching for email messages can be tricky, especially if they’re old emails. But now, you can make it easy by using your voice on your iPhone. Just say, “Hey Siri, find emails from ___.” You’ll be amazed at how quickly Siri can locate the email you’re looking for in a few second

9. Harry Potter Siri hack

If you are a Potterhead, these super cool “spells” will turn your phone into your magic wand

  • Lumos: Turn on the flashlight
  • Nox: Turn off the flashlight
  • Accio [app]: Open any app

Besides, you can create your own spells and use them with Siri by creating shortcut on iPhone

What do you think about these brilliant Siri hacks? Try it now and tell us which is your favorite one!

 

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