MacMost Now 874: Using Siri For Text Messaging

With the help of Siri on your iPhone, you can listen to and reply to text messages without ever looking at or touching your iPhone's screen. This can be useful when cycling or running, or just quicker than typing. Setting up your contacts correctly can help.

Comments: 10 Responses to “MacMost Now 874: Using Siri For Text Messaging”

    Dave Wilma
    7 years ago

    Any tips on how to key the Siri mic using the Bluetooth in the car? Press the off-hook button?

      7 years ago

      It depends on the car or the Bluetooth system in the car. For instance, in my car it works no problem: I just press and hold the Home button on my iPhone like I would outside of the car, but then I can speak and hear from the car’s Bluetooth system. But there are hundreds of different car/system variations so it is impossible to tell if yours can work, and if so, how. You just have to keep experimenting. Maybe talk to your dealer as they may have experience in getting it going.

    Gary
    7 years ago

    Great tip! Thank you.

    Rita Hirst
    7 years ago

    I’m computerstupid but I actually understood this information. Thank you.

    Ann Kitchen
    7 years ago

    Great tips, Gary! Sometimes noises around me prevent Siri from correctly transcribing my words when I use this feature. So when Siri asks me “Ready to send it?” I say “Review” and Siri reads back the text to me so I can be sure of what I’m sending without having to look at the phone. If I’m connected via bluetooth, Siri automatically reviews the text back to me before asking me if I want to send it. It is VERY HANDY, and as you said, requires no viewing of the phone whatsoever.

      DC
      7 years ago

      Excellent tip Ann! Thanks!!!

    Corinna
    7 years ago

    Thanks, Gary, great info. I totally didn’t know Siri could do that. Love your videos.

    Andrei Jakobovits
    6 years ago

    Great Video, I just purchased an iPad mini, and will try to use Siri more ,I had some misspelled Words, probably because My European Accent….hope Siri will UNDERSTAND ME BETTER in the future ….

    Jdh
    6 years ago

    My only hesitation to use this system is that when I dictate a text message Siri doesn’t always understand properly what I have said, and since it doesn’t playback my own text message, I am hesitant to send it Without looking at it. Of course, this is impossible if the phone is in my pocket and I am driving.

      6 years ago

      You can ask siri to “review” the message before you send it. Siri will read it back to you so you can confirm that it got it right. Try it.

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