- #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!
#3. You Can Use A Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Siri
To activate Siri and issue a voice command, you typically need to press and hold down the iPhone's Home button for a second or two, until the Siri prompt is displayed and the activation tone is heard. You can then speak your command, question, or dictation.
If you use a wireless Bluetooth headset with your iPhone 4S, such as the Jawbone Era ($129.99, http://www.jawbone.com), you can bypass the need to touch your phone altogether by pressing and holding down the Call button on your headset for a second or two in order to activate Siri.
This allows for truly hands-free operation of the phone, not just when making or receiving calls with the Phone app, but when using Siri for a wide range of other purposes, which includes using Siri with other compatible apps.