Siri has become one of the iPhone’s defining features, but for many people, it’s not always the most useful. While some of this is due to the limitations of voice recognition, the oddity of using voice to command a device is also partly to blame. Users often assume Siri isn’t good for much more than finding directions or calling contacts. That couldn’t be further from the truth – here are ten lesser-known commands to show you why.
If you find yourself fumbling with your iPhone to make a simple phone call, launch an app, set a reminder or wake-up alarm then you’re probably not using Siri enough.
A few years ago, you’d only see someone talking into their phone if somebody was on the other side. Fast forward a bit and now talking to your phone when you aren’t on a call is no big deal. Siri for iPhone revolutionized the behavior, and nowadays it’s common to see people use their voice to control their phones. Luckily, these options are available on Android, too.
Apple has released a handful of updates for iOS 6 and its supported mobile devices. The 6.1 update includes expanded LTE support, several new Siri and iTunes Match features, and a new button to reset the Advertising Identifier. The new update will provide “ultrafast wireless performance” to the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display, so users can browse, download, and stream content faster.