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.
Voice Control makes it possible to perform various functions on iPhone with just voice commands. Unlocking the iPhone and revealing the Home Screen is one of the functions supported by Voice Control. Once enabled, you can invoke Face ID or enter a passcode to unlock your device just by speaking.
iOS 13 introduces a powerful new accessibility feature called Voice Control, that allows the user to accomplish just about anything that can be done through gestures by using verbal commands. While Siri can accomplish multi-step tasks like write a text or create a reminder, Voice Control not only does the same, but can also let the user thoroughly navigate through their iPhone using tap and swipe commands and a numbered grid overlay when necessary.
Acute is a jailbreak tweak that makes it possible to add new voice commands to iOS devices. Not only does this jailbreak tweak come with its own set of built-in commands, new phrases can be assigned to any Activator action. This means users can tell their devices to do just about anything.
Once installed, the listening mode of Acute must be configured to an Activator action. Peforming this action (such as a right-swipe on the status bar) will invoke Acute, displaying a waveform icon in the status bar once loaded. When the tweak is listening, commands can be issued.
Nuance Communications' technology is what powers Apple's mobile voice assistant Siri. The company's voice recognition engine can also be found in dictation software like Dragon Dictation and even in devices like Smart TVs. Nina is the company's response to the growing popularity of intelligent personal assistants that are popping up on all Android and iOS devices
Nuance Communications describes Nina as "the first virtual assistant customer service app to incorporate both speech recognition and voice biometrics into a single integrated solution." Nina uses a combination of Nuance technologies like speech recognition and voice biometrics to understand what a speaker is saying and to identify who is speaking. This allows Nina the potential to perform such tasks as paying bills, or the ability to use other personal services without the need to enter a password.