Siri always follows the same pattern when you use the system. It will always prompt you for input and direction when needed.
How to Understand Siri’s Personality
Activate Sir by pressing and holding the Touch ID/Home button; or by pressing and holding the center part of the buttons on the EarPods; or by saying Hey Siri (if this feature is enabled).
When you here Siri chime, that means that she (Siri is a nice lady, of course) is in listening mode. What can I help you with? text will appear on the screen along with a line at the bottom of the screen that shows each time Siri is hearing you.
Ask Siri a question or speak your command. You’ll see the line at the bottom of the screen oscillate, what means that Siri is hearing your input. You’ll also see as Siri displays at the top of the screen what she 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 are displayed on the screen, and Siri provides audible feedback to you (unless you’ve set Siri for Handsfree Only). Siri shows you the outcome.
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 or 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 will be brought to your current location right away. And you can see 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 then 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, videos instantly.
Zova – Smart Personal Trainer by ZOVA. This app offers health and 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.
Apple Watch: Completing actions hands-free with Siri. Uploaded by iDB on May 4, 2015. A video that shows how you can send text messages, add calendar events, and add reminders from start to finish using Siri hands-free on Apple Watch. You don’t have to touch the Apple Watch at all to do so.