Many iPhone users may not have noticed a new feature that quietly arrived with iOS 14.2 - the Personal Update. It's a useful feature in the morning to get a picture of what you have going on that day. Just say, "Hey Siri, what's my update?" or something similar, and Siri will tell you:
Siri continues to improve, with iOS 14 bringing many enhancements to the voice assistant. A completely new look ensures Siri doesn't take over your iPhone display when answering a question or performing tasks. For those who prefer more information on the screen, enabling full Siri transcription is an option under Settings.
Siri has a completely new look since the launch of iOS 14. Siri's compact design doesn't take over the screen like it used to on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Since the interface only covers the dock and delivers results in a banner, it's easier to keep the current task up front. The trade off for this compact design is that Siri no longer transcribes what it hears when asked a question.
Apple has updated the Siri voice assistant with information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and US Public Health Service. Asking Siri a question such as "Do I have coronavirus?", or saying "I'm feeling sick today" prompts Siri to begin a triage process. Through a series of questions, Siri helps to determine an appropriate course of action. In severe cases, Siri will ask to call 911 for emergency medical help.
Ever notice that Hey Siri does not respond when the iPhone is face-down on a table? In fact, this can happen in a pocket, bag, or any situation where the front of the iPhone is covered up. This is a feature of iOS, which shuts off Hey Siri automatically when the iPhone is face-down. Placing the device in this position is the quickest way to disable Hey Siri at any time.