Siri Basics on iPhone 5:
By Brian Schoedel, Publisher | Mobile Case Direct .com | Feb 10,
is your virtual personal assistant that helps you get things done by simple voice
commands using your iPhone or iPad. She understands basic speech but I have experiencing
difficulty-getting Siri to fulfill my requests. We’ve pulled together Siri quick
tips to make it easier to get Siri to successfully do her job.
“Asking Siri the right way, Siri pretty
please, pretty please do what you’re told!”
don’t have to learn special commands however many people have complained that
Siri doesn’t respond to their spoken requests. Did you know there is also special
list of pre-programmed commands that we recently discovered? We’ll also go over
some basics to help you get the most out of Siri your iPhone’s virtual personal
How to use Siri? Press
& hold home button until Siri’s microphone icon appears. This prompts her
to ask you what you would like to do. Begin to speak a command in order to make
phone calls, read emails, ask for directions & more.
How do I turn on Siri? If
you forgot to turn Siri on when you purchased iPhone she can be turned on
through settings. Tap into General then Siri & slide on.
Home Screen > Settings > General > Siri > Slide On
What else can Siri do? Siri
also has pre-set commands that make it easier to return information from your
voice commands. To access the preset list press & hold the home button till
Siri pops up. Tap the “I” located on the bottom right hand side of the screen,
which will bring up examples of the Siri FAQ list.
Siri FAQ Commands (Apple’s Cheat Sheet):
Tell Susan I’ll be right
Set up a meeting at 9
Did the Giants win?
Give me directions home
Tweet with my location…
Post to Facebook
Table for four in Palo
What movies are playing
Play Norah Jones (Music)
Remind me to call mom
Email Emily about the trip
What’s the weather for
What is Apple’s stock
Wake me up tomorrow at 7am
What’s Emily’s address?
Note that I spent $12 on
Search web for poplar
bears (web search)
Which Apple Devices is Compatible with Siri?
Apple iPhone 4S*
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPad Third
Apple iPad Fourth
Apple iPad Mini
*The following devices
must be running iOS in order to utilize Siri. Please note that Siri doesn’t
work on iPad 2 or the original iPad. You must run iOS 6 or later on iPad 3
& iPhone 4S.
Quick Tips on Siri:
Using Siri does require
Internet access over Wi-Fi or cellular data plan. The main reason Siri searches
the web or utilizes your maps & location services to return results.
How does Siri Work?
Siri uses voice recognition software built right into your iPhone to help you
get things done without tapping through your phone.
How do I turn Siri Off?
Occasionally you may have
had enough of your personal assistant & need to turn Siri off. Turning Siri
off is easy. You don’t need to fire your virtual personal assistant. Give
yourself a break & turn Siri off. After all she can be turned on anytime.
Home Screen > Settings > General > Siri > Slide Off
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