Siri is a built-in, voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant available for Apple’s mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch. The idea is that you talk to her as you would a friend and she aims to help you get things done, whether that be making a dinner reservation or sending a message.
Siri is designed to offer you a seamless way of interacting with your devices by you speaking to her and her speaking back to you to find or do what you need. You can ask her questions, tell her to show you something or issue her with commands for her to execute on your behalf, hands-free.
Example Siri functionalities:
Call or FaceTime someone. Ex.: “Call Sarah,” or “FaceTime Mom.”
Call an emergency number. Ex.: “Call 911,” or “Call the fire department.”
Check voice mail. Ex.: “Do I have any new voice mail?” or “Play the voice mail from Mom.”
Text someone. Ex.: “Tell [name] I am on my way,” or “Tell [name] I am going to the store.”
Send an email. Ex.: “Send email to [name] about [subject] and say [message].”
Hear your messages or emails read aloud. Ex.: “Read my new messages,” or “Check email.”
Set a timer. Ex.: “Set the timer for 10 minutes.”
Check the weather. Ex.: “What’s the weather like today?” or “Do I need an umbrella?”
Check stocks. Ex.: “What’s Apple’s stock price?” or “Where’s the NASDAQ today?”
Conversions (of all kinds). Ex.: “How many cups are in a quart?” or “How many dollars are in a Euro?” or “How many pounds are in a stone?”
Calculate tips. Ex.: “What is a 20 percent tip on $68?”
Solve math problems. Ex.: “What is 234 divided by 6?” or “What is the square root of 16?”