2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-04 23:58
Siri first appeared on the iPhone 4s in 2011. Since then, she has received a lot of new options and learned Russian.
Siri is useful not so much for its ability to at least maintain a conversation with the user, as for its numerous functions that simplify the experience of interacting with the device. There are quite a few such functions, and therefore we list and briefly describe the most basic and necessary of them.
First, make sure Siri is turned on on your iPhone. Open Settings → Siri. Turn on the switches you can use to activate Siri.
You can call Siri with a long press of the side button or, if you have an iPhone 6s or a newer model of Apple smartphone, you can simply say the phrase "Hey Siri." This option must also be activated by going to Settings → Siri.
On older Apple smartphones (iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 / 5c, iPhone 4s), “Hey Siri” only works when the device is connected to a charger.
The virtual assistant will be able to disable or enable the Wi-Fi module at the first request of the owner of the iPhone and iPad. Siri can then continue to be used as long as you have access to the internet via your cellular connection.
The situation is similar. We say to Siri "Turn on Bluetooth" or "Turn off Bluetooth" and she does everything properly.
There are two options here: you can call the corresponding slider on the display using the "Brightness" command, or you can simply tell Siri "Make the screen brighter."
Alarm clock, timer and time in cities
Siri will help you set / disable the alarm.
List of commands for working with the alarm clock:
- Set your alarm for 9pm
- Wake me up in 3 hours
- Turn off all alarms
- Turn off the alarm at 7 am
- Change your alarm from 7 to 11
It is worth noting that the "turn on" command only works for a previously created alarm clock, while "set" will create a new record.
List of commands for working with the timer:
- Start the timer for 30 minutes
- Reset / stop timer
- Start the timer again
You can also ask Siri about the current time in different time zones:
What time is it in Cupertino / Moscow / Rome / Tokyo, etc.
The "Turn off cellular data (networks)" command will allow you to quickly disconnect the 3G, LTE and EDGE interfaces.
Power saving mode
To save time, instead of activating the power saving mode in the settings, you can start it by contacting Siri. To do this, you just need to tell the virtual assistant: "Turn on the power saving mode."
Do not disturb mode
Do not disturb mode is easily activated via Control Center, but you can also use the corresponding command.
VoiceOver is a voice-guided interface feature that makes it as easy as possible for people with low vision to operate devices. Upon request, the virtual assistant will immediately enable this option.
You can start this mode by contacting Siri, but after activating it, due to the need to connect to the Internet, the virtual assistant will have to disconnect.
Do you turn to Siri for help and what tasks do you most often? We are waiting for your answers in the comments.
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