Apple Assistant Helps Senior’s
Siri is not only a teenager’s best friend but now seniors are catching on to her! Siri is Apple’s personal assistant and it allows you to use your voice to set reminders, send messages, read email, search for information and much, much, more. Siri is a voice assistant feature found in the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad (IOS 5 and higher), iPad mini, and the iPod Touch.
How Siri Works It’s actually really simple:
- Press and hold the iPhone’s physical “Home” button to open Siri. (Or hold it up to your ear if you have enabled the ‘Raise to Speak’ option).
- You will hear two quick beeps to tell you that Siri has woken up and is waiting to do your bidding.
- Once Siri has opened, ask a question or ask Siri to perform a task such as emailing or texting. Siri will automatically detect when you have stopped speaking, but you can optionally press the microphone icon to show you have finished speaking.
- If you requested Siri to do something such as send an email or text, Siri will show you a draft of the proposed message before it is sent. To send the message, say “send” or touch the “send” button.
You can generally speak in a natural way when asking for help from Siri.
Now fun begins —
Siri can Set Alarms and Reminders, Add to Your Calendar and More
- “Set the timer for 15 minutes”
- “Stop the timer”
- “What time is it?”
- “What is today’s date?”
- “Wake me in an hour”
- “Set an alarm for 8am tomorrow morning”
- “Turn off all alarms”
- “Remind me to take my medication at 8pm”
- “Remind me to send a birthday card to Ella on March 25”
- “Doctor’s appointment next Wednesday at 2:00 pm”
Tell Siri to Read and Send Emails
- “Send an email to my daughter Joan“
- “Send a message to my grandson Keith on his mobile and tell him I’ll be here soon”
- “Read my most recent email message”
- “Read my new text messages”
- “Reply to Cheryl’s text message”
Tell Siri to Create and Find Notes
- “Note: the car is parked in Row 5, Level 3 at the airport”
- “Create a grocery list note” (substitute the desired name of your list)
- “Add bananas, milk, and bread to the grocery list note”
- “Find the grocery list note”
Tell Siri to Play Music and the Radio, and Find Apps
For music and apps, substitute the name of a song, artist or app that’s located on your iPad.
- “Play sports radio”
- “Play some Frank Sinatra”
- “Play Solitaire“
- “Open Magnifying Glass“
- “Launch App Store“
Other Things You Can Ask Siri
- “What is the temperature outside?”
- “How hot will it be weekend?”
- “Search for images of cute kittens”
- “What movies are playing near me?”
- “Who starred in the movie, Gone With the Wind?”
- “Show me NFL scores from Sunday ”
For more information check out the Siri Guide at http://www.siriuserguide.com/how-to-use-siri/