Category: Siri

How to Send Audio Messages with Siri from iPhone

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You may be already aware of how Siri can be used to send text messages from your iPhone, but did you know that you can send audio messages with Siri too? This is possible with any modern iPhone or iPad, and it’s quite handy if you’re a fan of audio messages.


Using Siri to send audio messages is convenient, and it could come in handy while you’re driving, when your phone’s being charged, if your hands are busy, you can’t touch the phone for any reason, or if you’re simply feeling lazy to type.

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How to Set Up HomePod Multiple User Voice Recognition

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Did you know that Siri on your HomePod is capable of distinguishing between different voices? Although this is a feature that’s not activated by default, it’s something that you can set up within a matter of minutes for HomePod using your iPhone or iPad.

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speakers are designed for the home, and hence, it’s expected to be accessed and used by more than one person. This could be your family members, relatives, or even friends who visit your home frequently. By being able to recognize voices, Siri can complete personal…

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How to Change Siri Voice on Mac

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If you’re the kind of Mac user who personalizes their computer a lot, you may also be interested in changing the way how Siri sounds when she replies to your voice commands. This is something that wasn’t possible until recently.

Ever since the release of macOS Big Sur 11.3 software update (and newer, of course), Apple is giving users multiple voice options for Siri. No, we aren’t talking about Siri’s accent selection, which sort of allowed you to switch between different voices. Now you have a total of four different voice options that change how Siri…

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How to Announce Calls on iPhone

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Did you know that your iPhone can announce the calls you receive so that you don’t have to see the phone, or take it out of your pocket to know who’s calling? That’s right, with this feature enabled, Siri will speak the name of the person calling you out loud, so you will know exactly who is calling. And you can even configure Announce Calls so that it’s enabled all the time, only when connected to headphones, or when connected to a car with CarPlay.

As long as you have a semi-new iPhone you’ll have his feature available, sine announce calls has been…

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How to Turn On the New 'Announce Notifications' on Your iPhone

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One of the convenient new features that’s coming in iOS 15 (already available in public beta) is the ability to have Siri read out notifications from both Apple and third-party apps. Users have had the option to have Siri announce calls and texts for a while, but Announce Notifications lets you customize what…

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How to Install tvOS 15 Public Beta on Your Apple TV

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While you might not think of the software that runs on your Apple TV too often, Apple does release a major update every year. In the fall of 2021, Apple will release tvOS 15, which brings some quality-of-life improvements to the Apple TV: You’ll finally be able to log in to apps using Face ID on your iPhone, for…

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How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

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It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker…

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How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You

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How’d you like your Apple Watch to speak the time to you? Sounds convenient, high-tech, and useful, right?

Apple prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking tech companies in terms of accessibility. It does a pretty decent job of it as well, although nobody is perfect. You might be forgiven for thinking there isn’t much accessibility on offer from something like the Apple Watch given it’s tiny size, but you’d be wrong. One such example is that you can have the watch speak the time on command, regardless of the watch face that’s being…

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How to Try Siri's New iOS Voices Today

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Apple is changing up how Siri works in iOS 14.5. She’s still the same ol’ virtual assistant you can use to do all kinds of fun activities on your iPhone. However, she’s no longer going to default to being a “she.” You’ll soon be asked to pick a female or male voice for the digital assistant, which is a subtle but…

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How to Find COVID Vaccination Sites in Apple Maps

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While we can’t help you find a vaccination appointment—good luck, given how terribly we’ve orchestrated the process and turned it into a kind of free-for-all reminiscent of buying concert tickets, shoes, or GeForce 3080 cards—we can at least give you a useful way to see where you can get vaccinated around your general…

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