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how to manually control Siri plus more
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A Dan thompson contribution
The first is how to manually control Siri and second are genteral
improvements in the most recent IOS upgrade.
The start of each section is marked with an asterisk.
*How to manually control when Siri listens to you with iOS 7.1
By Allyson Kazmucha
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Ever had a time where you’re using Siri
your iPhone or iPad doesn’t stop listening when you want it to? Maybe
someone else is talking or there’s noise in the background, but you’re done
and the wave form just won’t stop. Luckily iOS 7.1
not only when Siri starts but it stops as well!
How to hold down the Home button to control when Siri stops listening
1. Press and hold down the Home button on your iPhone or iPad to start Siri
2. Keep holding down the Home button and speak your request to Siri.
3. Release the Home button to stop Siri listening. That’s all there is to
it. Instead of pressing the Home button just to activate Siri, You’re
holding it down the entire time you’re talking to Siri..
* iOS 7.1 is the first major update to Apple’s seventh generation iPhone
released on Monday, March 10, 2014, iOS 7.1 not only provides much needed –
and long overdue – bug fixes but several feature improvements as well.
Here’s the official iOS 7 change log from Apple:
. iOS experience designed for the car
. Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
. Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
. Control with Siri and the car’s touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
. Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button
while you speak and releasing it when you’re done as an alternative to
letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
. New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin
Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
. Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations
based on your favorite artist or song
. Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing Subscribe to
iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio
. Option to display events in month view
. Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
. Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many
. Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and
multitasking UI animations
. New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and
reduce white point
. New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
. iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
. FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you
answer a call on another device
. Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
. Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
. Improved performance for iPhone 4
. Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
. Continued user interface refinements