Apple's latest update for iPhones, iOS 13, includes over 200 new and exciting features. Many of these changes come to Siri and lead to a better, more useful version of the digital assistant we've known for years. However, if you just look at the iOS 13 website, you will not notice how much Siri has changed this time. We are here to fill in the gaps.
From more intelligent Siri suggestions to a different language option and a more useful overall experience, Siri in iOS 13 marks a notable improvement over previous iterations. The best part? You do not need the A13 chip of the iPhone 11 to get the most out of the new Siri. The following can be found in Apple's wizard after upgrading to iOS 1
. 1 New and Improved Siri Voice
Apple's technology is getting better every year. For iOS 13, the company boasts of the improved voice of Siri, especially when it comes to longer phrases. Apple's neural TTS system improves prosody (patterns of stress, intonation, tone, and rhythm) and that means a less artificial, joined-up sound and a more natural, lifelike voice. Is not that what you're looking for in a digital assistant?
Siri may be improving but is not perfect. It can be frustrating to rely on Siri to send messages only if the assistant mutilates your words, if you have the opportunity to look at your iPhone. Starting on iOS 13, your iMessage friends will see a small tag under the messages you send with Siri. That way, they know that you personally have not made any of these mistakes in the message.
In iOS 12, you can find your Siri shortcuts in the "Siri & Search" section of Preferences. No longer. In iOS 13, these options are in the Shortcuts app. Now both custom and suggested links are under one roof.
Speaking of shortcuts, the app is preinstalled with iOS 13. Apple introduced the workflow replacement with iOS 12, but you first downloaded it from the App Store. Now it is available on any iPhone with iOS 13. This means that updates to the Shortcuts app will be done with iOS updates, not through the App Store.
Apple has introduced Siri suggestions for iOS 12. Since then Siri has been analyzing the way you use your iPhone to provide useful shortcuts for iOS. Siri may suggest that you call back a missed call or share a collection of photos you've taken. With iOS 13, Siri suggestions are even better.
You'll find new options for your favorite apps, including podcasts, maps, safari, reminders, and more. Some of them are just cool:
You even see embedded Siri Suggestions in Apps. For example, Siri suggests creating a reminder based on a conversation in messages.
If you want to add multiple items to a list in with Siri, you must dictate one item per request, for example: For example, "Hey Siri, add apples to my shopping list" then "Hey Siri, add" pears & # 39; to my shopping list. "Either that, or you must agree to these items on the same check mark.
In iOS 13, Siri can easily add multiple items to a list. Siri only knows when two things should be in separate lines and when not.
Siri is even more descriptive in maps of . Instead of "turn right at 1,000 feet" you will hear "Turn left at the next traffic light". The update should clarify the instructions so you can focus on where you want to go and not have to worry about it.
. 9 Get Ready for Siri-Driven Spotify
SiriKit for Audio is now available for third-party apps in iOS 13. This means your favorite music, podcast, audio book and radio apps can integrate Siri into the mix. Once that's the case, you can ask Siri to play that title in Spotify or play another episode of that viral podcast in Overcast. Again, the functionality is not automatic, as Spotify is known to show. Developers must add it to their apps before using Siri as fully as possible in Apple's standard media apps.
10th New Indian-English voice
Siri has a new Indian-English voice that can be added to the existing five options. As in the US, Australia, UK, Ireland and South Africa, the new voice is either male or female.
Siri can now tune in to radio stations, with a player displayed directly in your Siri window.
12. If you have someone with & # 39; hey Siri & # 39; call, you will automatically be prompted to speak handsfree.
If you use "Hey Siri" in the past to call someone with a speakerphone, you must specify "On Speaker". Otherwise, Siri would regularly call your contact and force you to manually tap "Speaker" to hear the call. When you ask Siri in iOS 13 to make a call, it will automatically be put on the speaker unless you are connected to headphones. Siri even confirms this before the call starts.
Depending on the iPhone model, you can also tap with Siri instead of long pressing the Home or Page buttons. Instead, in iOS 13, you may prefer to use Spotlight to type in Siri, so you can still talk to Siri by linking the Home or Side button.
On the home screen, swipe down and then enter your query. When done, you will notice a new option "Ask Siri". Just tap it and Siri will start and respond accordingly.
14. Siri can detect individual voices on the HomePod
Siri can now detect individual voices on the HomePod so you can set up multiple family members on one device. That is, if a HomePod user wants to ask Siri to play his favorite music, it will do so through his account. If someone else wants to do the same thing, that person's account will be used so everyone gets a more personal experience.
Siri is no longer occupying the entire display in CarPlay. If only this feature were also available for iPhones.
From iOS 13 on, automakers can provide the microphones on their vehicles with "Hey Siri" support. If you are in the market for a new car, this may be a feature worth investigating.
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