With iOS 10, Siri is finally able to work with third-party apps. Hence, you can use the personal assistant to book a ride, pay for the bill, quickly send WhatsApp message to your friend and more. So, enable Siri with third-party apps and you are ready to go.
Currently, there are not many apps that support Siri. But we expect more apps to line up for it sooner than later. All geared up to try the personal assistant with your favorite app? Let's dive ahead!
How to Enable and Use Siri with Third-Party Apps on iPhone and iPad
How to Enable Siri with Third-Party Apps on iPhone
Before using the virtual assistant with third party apps, you need to first enable it.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Siri.
Step #2. Now, you have to tap on App Support at the bottom.
Step #3. On the next screen, you should see the list of all the apps that support Siri. Toggle the switch next to the app which you want to use with the virtual assistant.
How to Use Siri with Third-Party Apps on iPhone
Once you have enabled Siri to work with any compatible app, it's easy to get your job done using the virtual assistant.
Let's say, you want to send a WhatsApp message to your friend using Siri. Make sure it's enabled to work with the virtual assistant. Then, simply take your iPhone closer to your mouth and say Hey Siri or press and hold the Home button to activate it. (You may want to read: How to Customize Siri in iOS 10.) Then ask it to send a message to your friend.
Likewise, you can ask the personal assistant to send money using PayPal on your iPhone.
As far as functionality is a concerned, Siri has vastly improved in iOS 10. However, it's still not as competent as Google Assistant and Alexa or Cortana. What do you think? Let us know your views in the comments.