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Siri lets you do so much on your iPhone by using your voice. You can send a friend a text and get directions, or you can go more complex and view all movie times for your local theater. All this without even using your hands.
Apple is always adding new commands SiriWith the release of the slightly recent iOS 16There is one addition that I am really excited about.
You can now use your voice for a file playback Iphone.
I always restart my iPhone if I notice a software issue with it, such as apps closing unexpectedly, slow operating systems or unresponsive features. It happens quite often.
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To restart my iPhone, you can either turn it off and on or force it to restart. Both of these options required me to use my hands for several steps. But, iOS 16 makes it much easier. If you are having trouble with your device and need to reset it, this is how to do it using your voice.
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Use this simple voice command to reset your iPhone
To restart your iPhone, make sure the “Hey Siri,” feature is enabled. This will allow it to continuously listen for the two-character command.
- First, you need to say “Hey Siri”To activate Siri
- Next, say “Restart iPhone.”
- Finally, let’s say “yes”When Siri asks for confirmation.
The iPhone will then reboot. To unlock your screen, you will need to enter your passcode.
This feature can also be used on an iPad. However, you will need to have at least iPadOS 16.1.
If “Hey Siri” hasn’t been enabled, you can still use it. Settings > Siri and searchSwitch Listen to “Hey Siri.”If you don’t want Siri to be heard on your iPhone, you can activate Siri by holding down side button for a second. However, this negates the free aspect of restarting the iPhone.
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