- #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!
#4. Remember that Siri Works with a Wide Range of Apps
Siri can be used to issue commands, ask questions, or provide dictation using everyday speech when working with a variety of the apps that come preinstalled on the iPhone 4S. Become familiar with which apps Siri can be used with, and then discover the best ways to communicate with Siri to get the desired results.
Presently, Siri works with the following iPhone 4S apps: Phone, FaceTime, Music, Mail, Messages, Reminders, Notes, Contacts, Weather, Stocks, Calendar, Find My Friends, Alarms, World Clock, and Timer. It can also be used to access the Internet to perform web searches or find information within Wikipedia, for example.
When it comes to seeking directions, addresses, or locations, Siri works with both the Maps and Yelp! apps, as well as with the GPS and Location Services features of your iPhone 4S. Thus, in addition to tapping into data stored within your Contacts database, for example, you can ask location or address-related questions, and Siri can generate relevant responses to questions or commands like these:
- How to I get to John Doe's house? (Siri will respond with an answer, assuming John Doe is included as an entry within your Contacts database.)
- Where does John Doe work? (Siri will respond with an answer, assuming John Doe is included as an entry within your Contacts database.)
- Is there a Chinese restaurant near me?
- Where is the closest gas station?
- I need to find a bank near me.
- Find the White House in Washington, DC.