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Take Control of iOS 12 by Josh Centers

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Speak to Siri

Siri is your voice-activated personal assistant, capable of making phone calls, playing music, reading your email messages, telling you if it’s going to rain, and even booking restaurant reservations.

Summon Siri

There are two ways to summon Siri. The first is to press and hold the Home button—or the Sleep/wake button on the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR—until you see “What can I help you with?” on the screen.

Personally, I prefer the voice-activated Hey Siri, which you can enable in Settings > Siri & Search > Listen for “Hey Siri”. All iOS 12 devices can use Hey Siri, but unless you’re using an iPhone 6s or later, an iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), an iPad Pro (10.5-inch), or an iPad Pro (9.7-inch), your device has to be connected ...

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