Hey Siri

Apple Details How ‘Hey Siri’ Works Using Machine Learning

In its Machine Learning Journal this month, Apple has shared some interesting details about what happens behind-the-scenes when you use the ‘Hey Siri’ feature on your iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple notes that the microphone on your iPhone and Apple Watch “turns your voice into a stream of instantaneous waveform samples, at a rate of 16000 per second”, before the...

Always On ‘Hey Siri’ Support Missing in Fifth Generation 2017 iPad

Despite the inclusion of M9 chip, the 2017 fifth generation iPad seems to lack the always-on 'Hey Siri' feature. As pointed out by AppleInsider, Apple highlighted that A9 and M9 chip combination is what makes 'Hey Siri' possible on battery power in the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, and yet, even with the same chip combination, the...

Check Out This Awesome List of Siri Commands for iOS and macOS

An unofficial 'Hey Siri' website accessible at Hey-Siri.io has put up a huge list of Siri commands for iOS or macOS (beta), neatly organized in categories in English and German languages (via 9to5Mac). There are nearly 500 Siri commands on the website with more than a thousand variations, broken down into 35 categories such as HomeKit, People...

iOS 9 Includes “Hey Siri” Voice Setup Process

iOS 9 GM was seeded right after Apple's highly anticipated media event, alongside the first beta of iOS 9.1. Since readers began to download the software, reports have surfaced that the GM seed includes a new feature that aims to improve Siri to better recognize your voice, as part of the always-on "Hey Siri" feature. To put...

iOS 8.3: Auto Speakerphone Calls via Siri; Easier Free App Downloads

As pointed out by 9to5Mac, iOS 8.3 seems to have improved the way users make phone calls hands-free via Siri, while also including new settings to download free apps without requiring a password each time. The new changes have been observed in iOS 8.3 beta 3 release, which was pushed to developers for testing on 12th of this...