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.
Visual Look Up is a feature in iOS that allows users to identify objects in photos using machine learning technology. By selecting an image in the Photos app, users can access the Visual Look Up tool, which provides information about objects, animals, plants, landmarks, and more. The tool uses computer vision to recognize objects and provide detailed descriptions, including common names, scientific names, and even Wikipedia links.
Every time you share content on the iPhone, Siri likes to make suggestions. These suggestions are the best guess from iOS about which of your contacts you'd like to share with, as well as what apps you can use to share. While Siri's suggestions can be helpful, sometimes the suggested contacts are incorrect. The share sheet can also become cluttered, which is why contact suggestions can be disabled.
Now that Apple owns Shazam, the music identification service has been further integrated into iOS on Apple devices. There are several ways to quickly Shazam a song that's playing, which listens to live audio and delivers an artist and track name. Songs that are tagged with Shazam can then be purchased or listened to with Spotify or Apple Music.
Apple Watch has so many customizations and adjustments it can be hard to keep track of it all. After setting up a new Apple Watch or pairing the watch with a new iPhone, the volume may default at the maximum level. Every alert and Siri prompt can be quite loud coming from your wrist. Turns out there's more than one way to adjust the volume on Apple Watch.