30 Second Tips - Learn What Siri Can Do

This is the 36th post in a series called 30 Second Tips. My goal is to show you how to do some neat stuff in 30 seconds or less!

Siri was first released with the iPhone 4S in the fall of 2011. You can now use Siri on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and the new iPad (must have iOS 6 installed).

Many people know that you can ask Siri basic questions like:

“What is the weather like today?”

Siri can help you with many things and I am going to show you how you can discover what Siri can do for you.

In this blog post I am using screenshots from the iPhone, but everything should work the same on the new iPad running iOS 6.

Before we get started let's make sure that Siri is turned on.

Open Settings and tap General

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Find Siri and flip the switch to ON

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Once you have made sure that Siri is turned on all you have to do is press the Home button for about two seconds to activate Siri.

 iPhone symbol shown above is from The Noun Project collection and can be found at http://thenounproject.com/

iPhone symbol shown above is from The Noun Project collection and can be found at http://thenounproject.com/

Once Siri is activated you can start talking to her. If you would like to learn about the various things that you can do with Siri all you have to do is tap on the little circle with the letter i.

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When you press the circle with the letter i you are presented with a screen that a list of various ways that you can interact with Siri.

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If you tap on what of the categories you are given a list of the various things that you can speak to have Siri do something.

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If you take some time to explore the various ways you can interact with Siri I think you will find that you will get even more use out of your iPhone or iPad!