As you know Siri is iPhone’s reliable virtual assistant that could assist its users in their day-to-day life by commanding it specific tasks such as calling someone, taking notes or even asking for directions, but there are some commands that you may not know about that would make your iPhone experience much more interesting.
Show saved password
For easier access, you can command Siri to show your saved password to make it easier for you to log in with your credentials in any application or website. Just simply command “Show me the password for (the app or website you desire) and you will be redirected to your password page. You must use Face ID or Touch ID once identification is asked for you to access the page and from there, you can put your login credentials to the clipboard and put them on the login page.
Restarting your device
If you think restarting your phone could get any easier, iPhone requires you to hold down buttons but Siri has a simple command to restart it. Just simply say “Hey Siri, Restart my phone” followed by “Yes”. Note that this feature is only available if you are using iOS 16.
Turn off alarms
Alarms can also be annoying in the mornings. You are sleeping, your alarms are set off and you’re trying to find your phone to turn it off or tap snooze. Commanding Siri by saying “Turn off my alarm” or even just by saying “Hey Siri” will stop your alarm from ringing.
Find loved ones with the “Find My” feature
iPhones have a way to connect to others with “Find My” . You can track your friends, family, and loved ones by asking Siri “Where is _” followed by the contact you are trying to find. As long as they also have an apple device a map will appear and it will show exactly where they are or at least the devices they are holding. It can also track and assume the location of your parked car in case you forgot. Asking Siri “Get my directions to my car” will open the maps application and guide your way to where it thinks your car was parked. Siri takes note of your travel speed or if the device was connected to the car’s stereo for it to have a point of reference when and where you parked.
Reminders make you organized by creating a to-do list, however, it can be a nuisance if you are constantly getting reminded bounded by time or just by having lots of things on the list. With the help of Siri, you can organize and do your tasks very efficiently by commanding a specific date, time and even place when you want to be reminded. For instance where you are required to buy groceries once you get home. You can simply tell Siri to “Remind me to buy groceries when I get home”.
And lastly, Another tool that you may find useful whenever you travel is Apple translate. Being outside of your country, especially in other parts of the world where English is not their first language can be difficult. You can be misunderstood and language barriers can get in the way when you just want to know where the nearest train station is or ask where the nearest toilet is. You can ask Siri to translate a whole sentence like “Translate ‘Where is the nearest hospital’ in Chinese” and let Siri do the talking by playing audio that would read out the translated sentence and you can just tap the play button if you wish to hear it again.
It is worth noting that there is only 17 language that is supported for now and not all of the languages can be used with Siri.
These are some of Siri’s features that can help you with your day-to-day tasks. This makes certain functions accessible via voice command instead of searching for it in the settings.