Virtual assistant Siri first appeared on the iPhone 4s smartphone in 2011. Since then, she received a lot of new options and learned the Russian language.
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Siri is useful not so much in its ability to somehow maintain a conversation with the user, but in numerous functions that simplify the experience of interacting with the device. There are a lot of such functions and therefore we list and briefly characterize the most basic and necessary of them.
First, make sure Siri is enabled on your iPhone. Open Settings → Siri. Turn on the switches that you can use to activate Siri.
You can call Siri by 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 “Hi Siri. This option should also be activated along the way. Settings → Siri.
On older Apple smartphones (iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 / 5c, iPhone 4s), the “Hi Siri only works when the device is connected to charging.
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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. After that, Siri can continue to be used if there is access to the Internet via cellular.
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The situation is similar. We say Siri “Turn on bluetooth” or “Turn off bluetooth“And she does everything properly.
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There are two options: you can call the command “Brightness“The corresponding slider on the display, or you can simply say Siri”Make the screen brighter“.
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Alarm clock, timer and time in cities
Siri will help to set / disable the alarm.
The list of commands for working with the alarm:
- Set an alarm at 9 p.m.
- Wake me up after 3 hours
- Turn off all alarms
- Turn off the alarm at 7 am
- Change the alarm from 7 to 11
It is worth noting that the team “turn on“Works only for a pre-set alarm, while”install“Will create a new entry.
The list of commands for working with the timer:
- Start the timer for 30 minutes
- Reset / stop timer
- Start the timer again
You can ask Siri about the current time in different time zones:
What time is it in Cupertino / Moscow / Rome / Tokyo, etc..
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Team “Turn off cellular data (networks)” allows you to quickly disconnect the interfaces 3G, LTE and EDGE.
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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, simply say the virtual assistant: “Turn on power saving mode“.
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Do Not Disturb
Mode “Do not disturb” it is easily activated through the Control Center, but you can use the corresponding command.
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VoiceOver is an interface voice support feature that makes it possible to simplify working with devices for people with low vision. Upon request, the virtual assistant will immediately enable this option.
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You can start this mode by contacting Siri, but after its activation, due to the need to connect to the Internet, the virtual assistant will be forced to disconnect.
Do you turn to Siri for help and what tasks do you most often do? We are waiting for your answers in the comments.