I still remember how iPhone 4s had charmed me. When the smartphone was launched with huge fanfare in 2011, there was one feature called “Siri” which had attracted everyone. It was one of the prime reasons why I couldn’t help buying iPhone 4s.
The personal assistant lets you use your voice to carry out a number of activities like setting an alarm, sending an iMessage or email to any contact and more on your iPhone or iPad.
Though Siri has improved a lot, it had not been able to explore the real potential due to some limitations. As for instance, it was not available for third party apps.
However, with iOS 10, a lot is going to change. Since developers can now integrate Siri with their apps, you can use this personal assistant to initiate a video calling on Facebook Messenger, send money, book taxi and more.
Hence, get ready to get make best out of Siri. What about customizing the virtual assistant? From changing the language, voice feedback to gender, you can personalize it as per your need. Let’s jump across to discover!
How to Set Up and Use Siri in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
How to Set up Siri in iOS 10
Setting up Siri is pretty simple.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Siri.
Step #3. Now, turn on the switch next to Siri.
How to Turn on “Hey Siri”
You can turn on Hey Siri to let it respond to you even if you are not holding down the Home button.
Step #1. Open Settings app → tap on Siri.
Step #2. Now, turn on the switch next to Allow “Hey Siri”.
How to Change Siri Language in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Do you wish to speak to Siri in a different language such as Chinese or French? You have the option to change the language.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone → Siri.
Step #2. Next, you have to tap on Language.
Step #3. Next up, select your preferred language which you want Siri to use.
How to Change Siri Voice Feedback Settings in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
There is an option to make Siri show only written queries. To do so, you need to change the voice feedback of the personal assistant.
Step #1. First up, launch Settings app → Siri.
Step #2. Now, tap on Voice Feedback.
Step #3. Next, you will see three options:
Always On: To get audio feedback even when ring switch is set to silent.
Control with Ring Switch: To silence all audio feedback when you set the ring to silent.
Hands-Free Only: It will provide only beep and give voice feedback when you are connected to CarPlay, a Bluetooth device or headphone or using Hey Siri.
You can select any of the three options. In this test, we will choose Control with Ring Switch.
How to Change Siri Contact Info in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
The personal assistant takes information from your contact card in order to answer queries like “Show me the direction to my office.” “Call my boss” etc. iOS allows you to change Siri Contact info as per your need.
Step #1. Launch Settings → Tap on Siri.
Step #2. Now, you will have to tap on My Info.
Step #3. Next, scroll through your contact list in order to find the contact which information you wish Siri to use.
How to Change Siri Voice in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
You can change Siri’s gender from female to male. Moreover, you have the option to change accent as well.
Step #1. Launch Settings app → tap on Siri.
Step #2. Now, you need to tap on Siri Voice.
Step #3. Up next, there are three options to select between American, Australian, and British accents for Siri. Now, select either Male or Female to change the gender of Siri.
That’s all there is to it! Now, go ahead and get the best use of the personal assistant.
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