SIRI is the new built in personal assistant voice command software in all Apple’s iPhone 4S. It’s not exactly software or an application like you can download and install. It doesn’t even have an icon, plus it’s only accessible oniPhone 4S. Some other sites say you can port it (copy it) to older iPhone but you can’t. SIRI can’t work unless it has an iPhone 4S or higher.
Setting Up How To Use SIRI
The first thing you have to do with SIRI is add your name, if you want it to address you by name, and the language you want to speak, or rather listen to. Go toSettings>General>SIRI>My Info
Choose your name from the contact list and SIRI will address you by name. Choose the language you want to use and you’re all set. You can make other changes in the area too. They are very self-explanatory, so you won’t need step-by-step directions.
Some Tips for How To Use SIRI
From far, far away — You can use SIRI by two different ways. If it’s across the room, on the dashboard of your car, or sitting on the table at home, press the home button. Hold it until there are two quick beeps. A microphone should appear on the screen. Start talking. That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? Just check to see if the microphone is on the screen and SIRI is ready for you to start talking and giving orders. You don’t even need to yell or hold it close to your mouth.
From up, up close — Just pick it up and use is normally. You’ll still hear the two beeps that tell you SIRI is ready for your commands.
Remember, any voice recognition program has to be “programmed” before it will work properly.
It’s best if you talk in a normal voice but SIRI still needs you to enunciate (slowly say) many words before it will understand your voice. When you speak slowly and clearly it gets use to the way you speak and will deliver your commands better.
Always Have a Strong Connection – SIRI uses a remote server to process your words, so having a good connection will transmit your commands better.
Be Precise – In what you want SIRI to do. Instead of saying, “play iTunes” say, “Play my playlist number 5”. It’s easier for SIRI to understand specific command rather than general commands.
No Stuttering – Try not to stop in the middle of a command. Try not to use `ummmm’ or change the command in the middle of giving one. Use the whole command in one sentence or one go. SIRI can handle several commands but only if it/he/she has them all at once.
Speak Names Clearly – Say names clearly. When adding a contact you might have to repeat it several times before SIRI understands. Just say the name again and SIRI will give you an option box for the name. Accents need to be programmed into SIRI before it/he/she will understand the way your pronounce words.
Choose Relationship – When adding contacts, choose a relationship such as wife, son, daughter so you can say, “Call my wife” or “Call my daughter” and SIRI will dial it right away.
SIRI is only available on iPhone 4S at this time but there are a few other voice recognition programs you can use for other phones that do the same thing as SIRI. There’s Dragon Go! andVlingo for iPhones. They are both free and can be downloaded from Apple’s app store. They offer the same functions as SIRI does but they don’t have as many features. How to use SIRI is very easy to try.