- #1. Use Siri with a Wi-Fi Connection Whenever Possible
- #2. Wait for Siri's Ready Prompt Before Speaking
- #3. You Can Use A Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Siri
- #4. Remember that Siri Works with a Wide Range of Apps
- #5. Siri Also Does Math
- #6. Use Siri to Dictate Text, but Speak Your Punctuation
- #7. Fill in the Related People and Birthday Fields Within Your Contacts App
- #8. Avoid Using Siri in Areas with a lot of Background Noise
- #9. Get Into the Habit of Providing Siri with the Needed Information
- #10. Still Not Sure What Siri Can Do? Just Ask Siri!
#8. Avoid Using Siri in Areas with a lot of Background Noise
Siri's goal is to listen to your command or question, interpret what you're saying or asking, and then respond accordingly. However, if there's a lot of background noise when you activate Siri, your voice will be harder to hear and understand. In this case, hold the iPhone closer to your mouth, or use a Bluetooth headset with noise-cancelling technology built in.
If you're in a noisy environment, it's beneficial to activate Siri by pressing the Home button, speaking your question or command, and then tapping the microphone icon to deactivate it and process your request. This will help reduce the unnecessary noise that Siri picks up.