Siri always follows the same pattern when you use the system. She will always prompt you for input and direction when needed.
How to Understand Apple Siri’s Personality
Activate Siri by pressing and holding the Touch ID/Home button, or by saying, “Hey Siri,” if this feature is enabled. When using EarPods, you can activate Siri by pressing and holding the center part of the buttons.
When you hear Siri chime, that means that she is listening to you. “What can I help you with?” text will appear on the screen, along with an animated sound wave at the bottom.
Ask Siri a question, or speak your command. You’ll see the line at the bottom of the screen oscillate, what means Siri can hear you. You’ll also see text displayed at the top of the screen to show what Siri is hearing.
As soon as you stop speaking, Siri goes into processing mode, and the line at the bottom will be replaced by a rotating circle. This circle means that Siri is thinking and processing your words. Then, she provides two kinds of feedback, your words will be displayed on the screen, and Siri will provide audible feedback (unless you’ve set Siri to Handsfree Only). Siri will now respond to your command.
If Siri needs more input, you’ll be prompted to provide more info. Siri may ask you to confirm the command or to make a selection.
You can tap the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen, and speak your command. If you want to work with an object Siri created in an associated app, tap the object.
When you are done, you can lock the iPhone or tap the Touch ID/Home button to display the Home screen again, or to move to the app you were using.
A Few Siri-enabled Apps
Discover Mobile by Discover Financial Services: You can manage your Discover account conveniently from anywhere, using Discover’s Mobile App. Check your balance, view your account info, make and edit payments, add your card into Apple Pay, manage your rewards, and more, all from your mobile device.
Canva – Graphic Design & Photo Editing by Canva: This app offers a wide range of options for any creative project. From simple photo editing to extensive image design, this slick and intuitive tool lets you create and edit on the go. Save, download, share, and publish your creations easily. With Siri support, searching is simple.
Square Cash – Send Money for Free by Square, Inc.: This app lets you send money from your bank account to anyone. Just add your debit card, input an amount to send or request from someone, find the person in your contacts, use Bluetooth, or just input their username, and then you’re good to go. The money you receive is deposited directly to your bank account (since it’s debit card only, no credit), and any money sent is withdrawn directly. It is fast, simple, and secure.
Uber by Uber Technologies, Inc.: The app helps you find a ride near you as soon as possible. When you launch the app, you can see your current location and if there are any Uber cars nearby. Just set your pickup location and then enter the address of your destination. Pick a type of Uber, and then wait for your ride to arrive in minutes.
Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger by Voxer LLC: You can make your communication more efficient, effective, and personal with Voxer. Featured by Apple in 50+ countries, and loved by tens of millions of people, this app is available on the Apple Watch.
OpenTable – Restaurant Reservations by OpenTable, Inc.: With this app, you can bring your pre-dining experience to your iPhone. Use the app to discover new restaurants to try, and book your reservations. Plus, earn points towards rewards every time you dine with the OpenTable app.
Map My Run – GPS Running & Workout Tracker by Under Armour: Track and map every run with this app. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. You will discover new workout routes, save or share your favorites, and get inspired to reach new running goals. Whether you’re a beginner looking to log your first mile, or a seasoned runner, you’ll find the features and tools you need to stay on track and motivated along the way.
WhatsApp Messenger by WhatsApp Inc.: With this app you can send and receive messages, photos, and videos instantly.
Zova – Smart Personal Trainer by ZOVA: This app offers health, fitness, and lifestyle features.
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- Siri: Getting Started – Today’s technology enables our iPhones to listen to words we speak and accomplish the tasks we speak. We can also dictate texts instead of typing them using a keyboard.