Introduced as a significant feature in iOS 5 on iPhone 4s in 2011, Siri hasn’t been able to break shackles. There are quite a few limitations like being unable to understand different language and the lack of integration with third-party apps. But that is going to change! With iOS 10, Siri is set to become more versatile than ever before.
Since developers can now use Apple’s virtual personal assistant to control their apps, you can tell Siri to start a video calling via Skype, order it to send a message to your friend using WhatsApp, tell it to book a taxi, ask it to send money and more. (Make sure to check out how to use Siri in macOS Sierra.)
With Siri all geared up for a major overhaul, it would be great to set it up and customize the virtual assistant as desired. Let’s cross over to do that!
How to Use Siri in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad
How to Change Siri Language in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
If you want to speak to Siri in a different language like Spanish or Hindi, you will have to change the language.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Scroll down and tap on Siri.
Step #2. Tap on Language.
Step #3. Now, you need to choose the language that Siri can use.
How to Change Siri Voice Feedback Settings in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
If you want Siri to show only written queries, you have the option to change the settings.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Siri.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Voice Feedback.
Step #3. Now, you have three options to select:
Always On: It will provide audio feedback even when ring switch is set to silent.
Control with Ring Switch: It will silence all audio feedback when you set the ring to silent.
Hands-Free Only: It will only beep and give voice feedback when you are using Hey Siri or connected to CarPlay, a Bluetooth device or headphone.
Choose your preferred option.
How to Change Siri Contact Info in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Having got information from your contact card, Siri is able to answer certain queries like “call my sister”, tell me the direction of my home. Depending on your need, you can change Siri contact info.
Step #1. Open Settings → Tap on Siri.
Step #2. Next, tap on My Info.
Step #3. Now, you need to scroll through your contact list to find the contact which information you want Siri to use.
How to Change Siri Voice in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
As per your convenience, you can change Siri’s voice. As for instance, you have the option to change the gender from female to male or vice-versa. Better still, you can select one of three accents like British, Australian and American.
Step #1. Open Settings app → tap on Siri.
Step #2. Next, you have to tap on Siri Voice.
Step #3. Now, you three options to choose between American, Australian, and British accents for Siri → Finally, you need to select either Male or Female to change the gender of the voice assistant.