I can not believe it! You have a brand new iPhone and you haven’t used Siri yet. What is Siri? It is a formidable free voice assistant that allows you to “talk” with your iPhone (but also with iPad and iPod Touch) and control it using natural language. You don’t know what you’re missing.
Think about it, thanks to it you can learn about the weather forecasts, the directions to get to a certain place, the addresses of the most interesting places and shops that are nearby. You can send messages, post posts on Twitter / Facebook, set reminders and, believe me, the list could go on for a long time. So let’s not waste any more time and find out right away how to use Siri using all its capabilities.
Before seeing in detail how to use Siri, you need to make sure you have an Apple device that can use this service. Siri is available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, fourth/third generation iPads, fifth-generation iPad Mini and iPod Touch. To have it in Italian, you need to install version 6 of the iOS operating system. In this regard, I suggest you read my guides on how to install Siri on the iPhone and how to update the iPad to get a complete overview of the operations to be performed.
Once you have ascertained the full compatibility of Siri with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, all you need is an Internet connection to use this formidable voice assistant (or rather, this formidable voice assistant). So let’s see how to “talk to us” in practical terms. By default, Siri can be activated by holding down the iDevice Home button for about three seconds, until the microphone icon appears at the bottom of the screen. However, going to the iPhone Settings and accessing the General> Siri tab, it is possible to activate the Raise to talk function which calls up Siri when you bring the iPhone to your ear (without deactivating activation via the Home button).