Unlock the hidden features of Siri on iPhone


While most iPhone users know Siri's basic functions, such as setting reminders or sending texts, there lies beneath this surface a myriad of lesser-known features. These hidden gems within Siri's capabilities are designed not only to enhance efficiency and productivity but also to add an element of fun and ease to the daily digital experience. These overlooked aspects of Siri uncover new ways to leverage Apple's voice assistant in everyday life, maximizing the full potential of what the iPhone has to offer.

Send Voice Messages Through Siri

Did you know Siri can send voice messages for you? This is perfect for those moments when you're driving or your hands are full. Just activate Siri and say, “Send a voice message to [contact name],” followed by your message. Siri will handle the recording and sending process, making staying in touch effortless and safe, especially when you're on the go.

Control Your iPhone Settings

Siri is not just about fetching information; it can control various settings on your iPhone. Ask Siri to manage Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or brightness settings with simple voice commands like “Turn on Wi-Fi” or “Decrease brightness.” This feature is particularly useful when you're busy with other tasks and need a quick settings adjustment.

Set App-Specific Reminders

Siri takes reminders to the next level. You can set context-specific reminders for particular apps. For instance, if you want to be reminded to check your emails when you get home, just tell Siri, “Remind me to check my email when I get home,” and it will create a reminder for you in the Mail app.

Language Translations on the Go

Travelling abroad or need a quick translation? Siri can be your personal translator. Just ask, “Translate ‘Where is the nearest bank’ into Spanish,” and Siri will provide you with the translation. This feature can be a lifesaver in foreign countries or when learning a new language.

Create Custom Siri Shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts are a game-changer, allowing you to create custom voice commands for specific actions on your iPhone. For example, you can set a shortcut to turn on low power mode, activate Do Not Disturb, and open your meditation app all in one go. The possibilities are virtually endless, tailoring your iPhone to your unique lifestyle.

Identify Songs with Siri

Ever heard a song and wondered what it was? Siri, integrated with Shazam, can identify songs playing around you. Just ask, “What song is this?” and Siri will listen and provide the song’s title and artist.

Manage Your HomeKit Devices

For those invested in the smart home ecosystem, Siri can control your HomeKit-enabled devices. Issue commands like “Turn off the lights” or “Set the thermostat to 72 degrees,” and Siri will make your home smarter and more responsive.

Location-Based Reminders

Siri can remind you of tasks based on your location. Say, “Remind me to buy milk when I leave work,” and you'll get a reminder exactly when you need it. This feature is particularly useful for errands and to-do lists that are location dependent.

Calculate Tips and Split Bills

Out dining with friends? Let Siri do the math. Ask it to “Calculate a 20% tip on $50,” or “Split the bill for four people,” making social outings hassle-free.

Find Photos by Description

Looking for a specific photo in your gallery? Ask Siri to “Show me photos of dogs” or “Find photos from last summer,” and it will sort through your library to find those memories.