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9 Siri tips every iPhone and iPad user should know

Siri, Siri on iPhone 7, iPhone 7
9 Siri tips every iPhone and iPad user should know
Siri is one of the best features of iOS, and with an upgrading version of iOS, it is becoming more intelligent and capable. Siri can do a lot of things for you, from getting your local weather forecast, to seeing what movies are playing nearby, or even booking a reservation for a restaurant. Not everything Siri can do is well publicized, though, and Apple hid a few interesting and useful features to make her even more useful. All you need to know is how to ask for them.

Today in this article we are going to talk about the 9 tips which will be helpful for all iPhone and iPad users.

Remember This Later

Sometimes you're browsing the web and come across a web page you want to remember later. Or sometimes you just find a restaurant in Yelp that you can't check out right now. Starting in iOS 9, Siri understands context. Just bring up the virtual assistant and tell her to remind you about "this" at a later time or date; Siri will add an item to your reminders list, complete with a link to the page or item that you were looking at.

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Run a Spellcheck

I failed out of the eighth-grade spelling be on "licentious" — couldn't remember if it was a "c," an "s" or a "t" in there. Too bad I didn't have Siri: as of iOS 9, the virtual assistant can spell any word you ask of it, all the way from "cat" to "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." Sure, autocorrect and spellcheck are great, but when all you know is how to pronounce a word, Siri's even more useful.

Establish Relationships

Siri can be even more helpful when it knows more about you and the people in your life. Fortunately, it's not hard to clue in the virtual assistant. Just trigger Siri and say "George is my brother" or "Ginger is my mom." Next time you tell Siri to send a message to your mom or brother, she'll know exactly who you mean. There aren't defined relationships, either: you can say that so-and-so is "my boss" or "my partner in crime" or "my sensei," and Siri won't bat an eye.

Correct a Misheard Query

We've all had Siri misunderstand us, hearing us ask about "" instead of "". Never fear, though: you can correct the intelligent agent with just a few taps. Tap on the query that Siri heard and you'll be able to use the keyboard to correct any mistakes and reissue the request. Sure, you could always just ask Siri a second time, but if you want to make sure you're not misheard again — or Siri consistently doesn't understand you — typing may be the way to get your question answered.

Refine commands to get more information from Siri

Siri often works better when you slightly alter your query. My favorite example of this is to ask "when is the next Houston Rockets game?" instead of something to do with the schedule. As you can see in the image Siri gives a nice display detailing the next game, including if and where it can be seen on TV.

Look it’s a plane

Ask Siri “what planes are flying overhead,” and she will retrieve a list of planes currently flying over your location, complete with a direction to look for them.

Convert anything

Again, Siri uses Wolfram Alpha for a lot of calculations. One thing the site can do is quickly is conversions. Just tell Siri what you’d like to convert from and to and she will do the rest.

Figure out a tip

Need to know what tip you need to leave? Let Siri figure it out. “What’s a 20% tip for a $56.80 bill split among four people?” will return not only the total tip that should be left, but also what portion of that tip everybody will owe.

Remember holidays

We all know certain holidays like Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day because they’re on the same calendar day every year. But other holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving do not. Use Siri to remember what days these holidays fall on. Can’t remember a birthday? As long as you have birthday information saved in your contacts, you can also ask Siri what days are your friend’s birthdays (While you’re at it, ask Siri to set a reminder too to buy them a gift).

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