Has it ever happened to you that your iPhone is nowhere in sight, and you still try to find it by saying “Hey Siri.” Well, it has happened to be a truck-load of times. However, most of these times, my phone was simply put facing downwards. This is the big reason why SIRI wasn’t able to pick my voice. To tell you the truth, this situation is heluva annoying. Now, coming to it, I wanted Apple to offer me something that would let Siri revert to my voice even when the phone is facing downwards or is covered. Guess what?
Apple has finally heard us all. George, who offers online assignment help Australia, says that in the iPhone’s last update iOS 13.4 (latest being iOS 13.4.1), Apple has now come up with an option via which Siri will respond to your voice, even if your phone is covered or if the phone is put facing download. So, now, here in this article, we have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you go about with it.
How to have Siri respond to you when your phone is facing downwards or when the display is off?
Firstly, you need to ensure that your iPad or iPhone is updated to iOS 13.4 or the later version of it. In case you haven’t yet updated your device, you need to go to the Settings menu of your iPhone, and press onto the General tab. In there, click on Software Update. When you reach there, your phone will tell you if there’s a pending update or not. If not, it means that your phone has the latest version updated. However, if an update is pending, you should first download and install the latest iOS version to go about with this. For updating your phone, your phone should be connected to Wi-Fi and must have a minimum battery of 50%.
Now, once the update is done, you can get to the main part of having the Siri respond to you. For this:
- You have to open the Settings app in your iPad or iPhone.
- In there, click on the Accessibility option.
- Now, you’ll have to scroll downwards and go to the lasts section, i.e. General. In there, you’ll find Siri. Tap on it.
- In the window that follows, you’ll have to move to Always Listen for “Hey Siri” option. By default, it is turned off. So, you’ll have to turn this on.
So, this is all. Now, even if your iPhone or iPad is turned down or is covered, the Siri will listen to your Siri commands. Now, of course, this feature is quite helpful, at times you would want to turn off the Always Listen for “Hey Siri” option, especially if you want some peace of mind while you relax. To disable the Siri, you’ll again have to follow through the same steps (1-3) and then turn off the Always Listen for “Hey Siri” option in the 4th step.
Other Siri updates for iPhone and iPad in the latest version of Apple
There’s also one breakthrough update that followed with the iOS 13.4. It was the ability to employ the Virtual Assistant to head back to the Home Screen. For this, you just need to trigger Siri, and when the Siri is active, you can tell it to take you back to the home screen. So, via this, irrespective of the app you are using, Siri will exit it and have you go back to the Home Screen. Natasha, who offers online assignment help services, says that the ability of Siri to take you back to the home screen while using an app will be incredibly helpful for people like her mom who have restricted mobility.
Now, since we are talking about Siri, I would also want to mention another two fantastic features that came out with iOS’s latest update. The first one being the option of opting out of Siri audio recording program and the second one is the Siri’s ability to delete history and dictation. As an Apple user, I am in love with these two features. So, now, you tell me what is your take on these latest Siri improvements by Apple? You can write to us in the comments below.