SIRI is getting more powerful by the day – so make sure you’re taking advantage of it.
Mastering Siri’s many iPhone hacks can turn you into a real power user.
If you own an iPhone, Siri is a quick way to get things done.
We’ve pulled together five of the best Siri voice commands that you’ll want to use all of the time.
Bear in mind that some of these Siri hacks will only work if you’ve got the latest iOS 16 update.
To check, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Find emails quickly
Siri can work with your Apple Mail app for very powerful results.
It’s possible to ask Siri to find all emails from a person, or about something.
For instance, you could say “Find emails from Mark” or “Find emails about pizza”.
It’s an easier alternative than having to manually type out your searches in the app.
Add a stop to your Apple Maps journey
If you’re navigating with Apple Maps, you can add a stop using your voice.
Simply say “Hey Siri, add a stop to” and name where you want to go.
This is a great way to stop off for fuel, food or to see someone without interrupting your overall journey.
You’ll be directed to your stop first, and then on to the final destination.
Restart your iPhone
Apple added the ability for you to restart your iPhone with a simple Siri command.
This is seriously handy, not least because restarting your iPhone typically involves going into the Settings app.
Now you can simply say “Hey Siri, restart my iPhone”.
Siri will ask if you really want to turn the iPhone back off and on again – so you’ll need to confirm that.
Restarting your iPhone can be a great way to quickly fix a bug.
Sometimes if an app or iOS isn’t working right, a restart will fix it in a snap.
Share a page
Consider how many times you share content with someone each.
Maybe it’s a web-page or a photo – whatever the case, you probably do it all the time.
Depending on what you’re sharing, it can take half a dozen taps or more to get the job done.
But you can actually share whatever you’re looking at with a simple Siri command.
Yes, you can share a news story, a social post, a photo or even a podcast just by using a voice command.
All you need to do is say: “Share this page with [CONTACT NAME]”.
“You can share onscreen items like photos, webpages, content from Apple Music or Apple Podcasts, Maps locations, and more with people in your contacts,” Apple explains.
Harry Potter fans can bring the magic to their iPhone with a few special tricks.
Thanks to Siri and some easy hacks, you can make your device cast all sorts of spells you’ll know from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Probably one of the most well-known Potter spells is Lumos, which is used by Harry and friends to light up their wands as they lurk through the corridors of Hogwarts at night.
Just like a wizard or witch, you can ask your iPhone to light up too – or your iPhone’s torch at least.
Just say: “Hey Siri, Lumos”.
Lumos wouldn’t be complete without the ability to switch your torch off too.
That’s where Nox comes in.
Just say: “Hey Siri, Nox”.
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