Seven Super Siri tips

Siri is constantly evolving, gaining new abilities and broader knowledge. Here are seven things that Sirit only recently gained the ability to do. The more you use Siri the more you’ll like her.

Siri icon, iOS 12

If you haven’t used Siri lately it’s time you gave her another chance. Here are seven really cool things you can do with Siri. Give them a whirl:

  1. Turn on the flashlight.” (Also “Turn off the flashlight.”)
  2. Who played football yesterday?” (Gives you scores of all the games)
  3. Call Mom using speaker phone.” (First teach Siri who “Mom” is by activating Siri and saying something like “Darlene Boyce is my Mom”)
  4. Make the screen brighter.” (or dimmer)
  5. “Play ‘The Daily'” (a New York Times podcast)
  6. “Show me all the pictures I took in Santa Barbara.” (Searches your Photos app)
  7. “Give me a list of Robert De Niro movies.” (Follow-up with “Just the action movies” and Siri filters the list for you. Follow-up again with “Just the good ones” and Siri filters further.)

Note: I highly recommend you turn on “Hey Siri.” That’s in Settings/Siri & Search.

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Christian Boyce is a Mac and iPhone expert specializing in teaching people how to use Apple devices better, to get more done with them, and to have more fun doing it. He bought his first Mac (a Mac Plus) in 1986 and his first iPhone in 2007. He's written books and magazine articles, and given seminars at Macworld Expo, MacFair/LA, and the California Computer Expo. Over 30 years in the business.

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