Chapter 11

Conversing with Siri


Bullet Activate Siri

Bullet Get suggestions and call contacts

Bullet Create reminders and alerts

Bullet Add tasks to your calendar

Bullet Play music and get directions

Bullet Ask for facts and search the web

Bullet Send messages, dictate, and translate

One of the most talked about (pun intended) features on your iPhone is Siri, a personal assistant that responds to the commands you speak to your iPhone (models 4s or later). With Siri, you can ask for nearby restaurants, and a list appears. You can dictate your email messages rather than type them. You can open apps with a voice command. Calling your mother is as simple as saying, “Call Mom.” Want to know the capital of Rhode Island? Just ask. Siri checks several online sources to answer questions ranging from the result of a mathematical ...

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