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Siri is an intelligent virtual personal assistant that could be termed as the killer app for the iPhone. Although it is fairly easy to use and get assistance from, there are numerous tips and tricks that could enhance your interaction with it. In this guide book we have compiled numerous tips, tricks and how to tutorials for Siri that both novice and experienced users can use. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Additionally, we would highly appreciate if you can share this guide book with your friends and family.
Many expected that launch of iOS 5.1 by Apple last month must have contained Siri for iPad in the list of new enhancements but unfortunately there was no such thing there. For now, iPad users have to work with an alternate known as “Voice Dictation” that is featured in the release of iOS 5.1. It is not Siri, but it is better than to have nothing on your iPad.
Another great alternate for users is to install Spire on their iPads. You can install Spire on any non-iPhone 4S iDevice that could be an iPad 1 or 2, iPhone 4, or even an iPod touch. The use of Spire on iPhone 4 may change your mind to spend more dollars on iPhone 4S just for using Siri.
Recently, a new tweak has been created by Developer iPodHAcks142 that can help improve things for the many iPad users running Spire. With this new tweak, you can get better results from the areas in which Spire still lacks and one of the reason why it is considered next to Siri on the iPhone 4S.
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‘Full Siri GUI for iPad 1/2’ tweak changes the color of the background of all iOS device with the nice, grey linen background replacing the bleak jet-black backdrop set by default in Spire. You can also experience visual improvements in both small-declared and fullscreen modes.
Even though, users find Spire a very helpful feature but its large, unpleasent backdrop drops its ratings in the eyes of the users. The black background may looks pleasant to some users but for most it is annoying.
Since, there is no update available of Spire for iOS 5.1, you can install Full Siri GUI for iPad 1 and 2 on iOS 5.0.1. You can get your free download from the ModMyi repository, that is a default in your Cydia source list unless you have already delete it.
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Let us know about your feedback and your experience with Spire in the comments below!11
Ever since iPhone 4S has been released, users of older iPhone devices are trying desperately to get their hands on Siri. In this article we will explain how to install Siri on iPhone 4 running iOS 5 or higher.
How to Install Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPad Running iOS 5.0+
Before we begin, we must inform you that you would need a Jailbroken device in order to install Siri on it. Once you have a jailbroken device you can follow the instructions listed below to install Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3 GS, iPod Touch, and iPad:
- Open Cydia on your jailbroken device.
- Now add the repo (http://repo.technetec.com/beta/) to Cydia sources.
- Search for “Spire” on Cydia and install it.
- Spire would need a reboot, after installation. Perform the reboot.
- Now go to Settings > General > Siri and turn it on.
- Now proceed back to Settings > Spire and add the link (https://i4sirifree.mooo.com/) in the proxy text box.
- Launch Safari and point it to (http://i4siri.com/installcertificate.html).
- The step mentioned above will create a certificate for your iDevice so that it could be recognized by Apple’s servers when you use Siri on your device.
That’s it. Enjoy using Siri on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3 GS, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Siri has a dictation feature that is quiet accurate on both the iPhone 4S and the new iPad 3. However, there are times when Siri errs and speaks some explicit words. This is specially bothering when you are using it in front of kids or guests. In this article we will explain how to stop Siri from using explicit language in Siri Dictation.
How to Stop Siri From Using Explicit Language in Siri Dictation
In order to change Siri settings to make it not speak explicit words, do the following:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone 4S or new iPad 3.
- Now Tap General.
- From General Tap on Restrictions.
- Here you would have the option to turn off explicit language.
That’s all there is to it. Siri will not use foul language anymore. You may also have a look at the video below.
Okay it’s no joke, I’m serious. It’s the real deal!! We’re talking about installing Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G without proxy. It is as simple as a jailbreak and a simple change in the Cydia repo. Read on to know how to install Siri on iPhone 4 without the Proxy Server.
How to Install Siri on iPhone 4 without the Proxy Server:
- Jailbreak your iPhone 4. You would have to do that in order to make Siri work on your iPhone 4.
- Open Cydia, which would already be installed during the jailbreak process.
- Add repo.siriport.ru to the Source.
- Go to the App store on Cydia and install Siriport app.
- Reboot your iPhone after installing Siriport.
- Now in order for Siri to work you would need an iPhone 4S certificate. You can get your certificate by pointing your browser to siriport.ru/1.crt.
- Email the certificate file to yourself.
- Open the email and download the certificate.
- Reboot your iPhone once again.
- Additionally you can open siriport.ru/1.crt on Safari. This will bring up a certificate installation window. Tap on install button shown in the image below.
- Now all you have to do is activate Siri. Be patient as this might take a while.
- Now activate Siri. It might take a while so be patient. Say, ‘Hi Siri’ and wait about 1-4 minutes.
If Siri hasn’t yet responded, try again. Wait. If it still doesn’t budge, you will have to reboot the iPhone 4 and try again.
Please note we haven’t yet had the chance to test it, this is all we could get to you at this moment. The device on the video seems to have activated Siri perfectly fine. However, we are not responsible for any damage that might occur on your iPhone 4S.
Siri has been available to other devices but the problem was in the certification. In fact, even this iPhone 4S certification is still in question because it can soon be figured out by Apple. Although Siri ports have been known to work well on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and even iPhone 3GS in a remote case, it looks like only now a publicly accessible and easily configurable Siri port has come to the fore.
Here is a video on how to install Siri on iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4G:
Disclaimer: Please no we are not responsible for damages that may occur while following the steps above. Do at your own risk.
When people hear iPhone 4S, their next thought is Siri. It is the voice command virtual assistant that is highlighted in advertising campaign. Siri recognizes naturally spoken words and can be told to set an alarm, write an email, create notes, send text messages and many others. To assist you in maximizing the usage, we will cite and illustrate some useful tips about Siri. Let’s check out how Siri can search, edit and create notes for you.
Siri can assists you in taking notes. You can tell Siri “take note”, “add note” or “create note” and it will create one for you. Next, Siri will ask you what you want to write. Just let Siri know and the note will contain whatever you say.
By default the name of the note is represented by first item or (e.g. My wishlist). Later on when you want to edit your note, “Add xxx to my wishlist note” will be enough to say.
At the moment, Siri can only do simple editing for you. Actions like deleting the note or removing its contents are not allowed yet.
Siri can also look for notes when you ask it to. One example is when you want it to search notes that have the key word “iPhone”. Just say “Show me iPhone notes”. Siri will list down the matching list.
If you want to see a list of all the notes, simply say “Show me all my notes”.
As shown above, the name of the note is from your first line. To fine a particular note, just say “Show me ‘Siri is great’ note”.
If you find this tips helpful, let us know in the comment section below.
Gone are the days when you try to look for the lines of your favorite song. There is a new Jailbreak app on Cydia, called SiriLoveLyrics, that tweaks Siri to get the song lyrics on iPhone. You can easily pull song lyrics, from beginning to end, using this app. SiriLoveLyrics can be found ModMyi repo.
How to use Siri to search for lyrics with SiriLoveLyrics:
Step 1: Get the AssistantExtensions Cydia tweak (SiriLoveLyrics) 1.0.1 from Cydia’s ModMyi repo market and install it on your device.
Step 2: To use Siri to pull song lyrics via SiriLoveLyrics, all you have to do is tell Siri: “show lyrics” or “show text” directly while a particular song is being played. Siri will show you the song lyrics quickly on its aesthetic interface. An alternative to this is asking Siri to “search for lyrics + song name by artist name”.
The app cost 0.99$ and requires Jailbreaking before installation.
Siri is certainly the killer app for iPhone. However, to this date, Apple has limited its availability to just iPhone 4S. A huge number of iPhone users who have older devices want to get their hands on Siri without having to throw away their devices and buy iPhone 4S. For such users, the iPhone developer community is trying really hard to make Siri work on older devices. We now have a new method to make Siri run on older devices without the need for a proxy server. In this article we will explain how to run Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3G without using a proxy server.
How To Run Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3G Without Using a Proxy Server
In order for this method to work you would need a friend with a jailbroken iPhone 4S. He would have to send you some files to make you run Siri on your older device in a matter of minutes.
The video embedded below provides a visual demo of the entire process:
- Install Spire on your iPhone 4, or iPhone 3G.
- After you have installed Spire go to Settings > General > and enable Siri.
- Now install AssistantConnect on the iPhone 4, or iPhone 3G.
- Now install AssistantConnect4S on an iPhone 4S device.
- After AssistantConnect4S is installed reboot your iPhone 4S.
- After iPhone 4S reboots, open AssistantConnect4S, and then invoke Siri.
- Now ask Siri something. Once it responds, tap the “Email Siri Data” button, and email the data to the iPhone 4, or iPhone 3G. Note: you would have to make sure that the attachment file is not empty.
- Open the email on iPhone 4, or iPhone 3G and open the attachment.
- Now Tap the button that says Open in “AssistantConnect”.
- AssistantConnect will show a dialogue saying “File Copied” and “AssistantConnect File Loaded Successfully”.
- Now tap Dismiss and go to your Home screen.
- Now respring or reboot your device.
- Once your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G is up again, hold your Home button to invoke Siri and ask her a question.
Many iPhone 4S users must have noticed Siri randomly beeping and then starting talking to you from your pocket. This is because Siri can be activated due to some sidewise motions while being in your pocket. However, you can stop Siri from starting the conversation itself by turning off the “Raise to Speak” feature. In this article we will explain how to turn off Raise to Speak for Siri to stop it from talking from your pocket.
How to Turn off Raise to Speak for Siri To Stop It From Talking From Your Pocket
To turn off “raise to speak” for Siri, do the following:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone 4S.
- Tap on General.
- Select Siri.
- Here, you will find the Raise to Speak toggle. Just switch it off.
From now onwards, Siri wont start talking to you from your pocket. Enjoy !!
Wolfram Alpha is an intelligent database that enables the user to perform useful functions such as asking it to solve math questions and so on. Now the developers of Wolfram Alpha have come up with an additional feature that allows you to query Wolfram Alpha to get help with shopping gadgets.
How To Get Siri Help You Shop For Gadgets
Wolfram Alpha has now announced a new shopping-aid feature built around Best Buy’s product catalog APIs. This implies that Siri can now be used to browse over 35,000 appliances and electronics. Amazing!
You must be thinking of finding out some method with which you can access this feature. Well, its really easy. Just activate Siri from your iPhone and say “Wolfram TVs” or “Wolfram Tablets.” The accompanying search term can be swapped for many others while looking for a number of products.
The feature can really work but it has come with a few cons. Take the example of the search which doesn’t populate any web links, it is simply a search. Also the queries for small products like movies or games don’t seem to return any valuable results.
Though it might be a bit preschool right now, but Wolfram’s Best Buy integration could be a sign of things to come. Imagine people using Siri to search for restaurant menus or movie times. Many big things are being expected from the amazing Apple’s assistant in the future.
If Siri keeps on improving the way it has been, it could in a short time become a real competitor to the entrenched search engines out there. Google are you watching ?