Siri Tip of the Day: Call Using Speaker Phone

Here’s how you tell Siri to make a phone call via the speakerphone, all hands-free. Super-useful, and a real safety feature when driving. It’s all in how you ask.

Siri icon, iOS 12

You probably know that you can tell Siri to call someone. It’s a great feature (and another reason that you should maintain an up-to-date address book). You can make a great feature even greater by telling Siri to use the speaker phone. See below.

Remember to say “using speakerphone” at the end

That’s all there is to it! Convenient as anything, and a safe way to go while driving. If you don’t say “using speakerphone” Siri will still make the call, but then you have to reach for the phone and tap the speakerphone button. Doing it the right way (that is, all at once with the “using speakerphone” command at the end), you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.

Author: Christian Boyce

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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