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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 6s, 3rd Edition by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 3

Using Voice, Accessibility, and Continuity

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Your iPhone includes the Siri personal assistant, helpful accessibility features, and integration with your Mac and Apple Watch via the Continuity feature.

Give Commands with Siri

Dictate Text Using Siri

Gather and Share Information with Siri

Configure Siri to Work Your Way

Set Up VoiceOver to Identify Items On-Screen

Configure Other Accessibility Features

Using Your iPhone with Your Mac

Using Your iPhone with Apple Watch

Give Commands with Siri

Often, speaking is even easier than using your iPhone’s touch screen — especially when you are out and about or on the move. The powerful Siri feature enables you to take essential actions by using your voice to tell your iPhone what you want. Siri requires a fast Internet connection because the speech recognition runs on servers in Apple’s data center.

You can use Siri either with the iPhone’s built-in microphone or with the microphone on a headset. Unless you are in a quiet environment, or you hold your iPhone close to your face, a headset microphone gives you much better results than the built-in microphone.

Open Siri

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From the Home screen or any app, press Home or the headset clicker button for several seconds. If you have chosen to allow Siri access when your iPhone is locked, ...

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