Top tips to get more out of Apple’s helper
Discover the real power of Siri across all your Apple devices
Siri is a boon for accessibility, but if you don’t need to use it, it’s easy to dismiss it as a
gimmick. And that’s a shame, because if you can force yourself to acquire the Siri habit, you may find it’s a fast and efficient way to achieve some things. Rather than tap-tap-tapping your way through a task, Siri can speed you straight to an answer.
Here, we want to show you a few examples of some of the ways we love to use Siri on iOS (where it started out), watchOS, macOS and HomePod. These aren’t exhaustive, of course, but we hope they’ll inspire you to experiment. You can ask your device “Hey Siri, what can I ask you?” for a more comprehensive list.
Most of what we suggest here will work on any Siri device, but we’ve chosen examples that particularly suit each one.
One last general tip: in iOS and macOS, you can easily correct Siri’s dictation if it hasn’t quite understood you. Tap/click on the question you asked it and you’ll have the option of editing it – particularly useful when it misunderstands a person or place’s name. You can go further and turn on Type To Siri too (in Accessibility settings), so that you don’t have to speak out loud at all.
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