Siri has been a consistent cause of frustration or jubilation over last few years. When Siri works, she can be extremely helpful and downright impressive. But her limitations in understanding context and your speech patterns caused many to downplay Siri’s usefulness. Apple looked to improve both those aspects with the new Siri setup and Proactive. Let’s see just how much Siri has improved in iOS 9.
We have all had it happen to us. Saying a simple phrase or command when talking to Siri and laughing at the ridiculous request that she heard. Whether you have an accent, are using complicated words, or aren’t speaking loud enough, Siri misunderstanding what you said is very common. iOS 9 wants to improve that aspect of Siri, and now provides a handy-dandy setup process for Siri. Through this process Siri will gain a better understanding of your voice and how you speak.
If you have watched any number of scary movies or thrillers you’ve come to assume that a cell phone is wholly worthless when you really need it. Either the battery is dead or somehow in the middle of a large city, there is no service. But, in real life, your iPhone can actually save your life if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation. This time, it’s Siri to the rescue.
When your iPhone’s battery is low and you’re nowhere near a charger, you may find yourself desperately calling out for help from Siri. But be careful. Asking Siri to charge your phone for you will actually cause it to call the police, and you’ll have just five seconds to stop it.
Recently, a report suggested Siri was getting “proactive,” with a more Google Now-like experience to bring even more context to your scenarios.
Apple to unveil ‘Proactive’ to compete with Google Now, Augmented Reality Maps, deep search within iOS 9 and new Siri API
There is a lot going into the future of iOS, and one of those things could make Siri, and Spotlight Search, a true rival to Google’s digital assistant, Google Now.