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Launching Siri on iOS

On iOS, Siri lets you use your voice instead of your fingers to send messages, schedule meetings, choose music, and more. You use Siri conversationally. You talk to your device, and your device talks right back to you.

Access Siri in several ways:

  • Press and hold the Home button for a couple seconds.
  • Raise your iPhone to your ear. (Not available on iPod touch or iPad.)
  • On your wired (iPhone earbud style) or wireless (Bluetooth) headset, squeeze or press the control button. Siri also works with many car kits. A small blue speaker icon appears in Siri’s display when you connect through Bluetooth.
  • Press the Siri Eyes Free button on your car steering wheel. A growing number of cars now support Siri Eyes Free, providing a fast and safe way to engage Siri while driving.

A chime tells you that Siri is listening and ready to follow your commands. Make sure Siri is enabled and that you have a good Internet connection. If so, you are ready to take off and start exploring this innovative voice-driven service.

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