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One of the major advantages of Siri, at least to me. Is the ability it gives you to work with text messages without having to type or even look at your device. You can ask Siri to read your incoming message and then you'll be prompted to either reply to it or you can have Siri read it again. If you choose to reply you can then dictate your message to Siri and send it off. Let's take a look at this. so I've just received a text message. Let's imagine that I am driving so I can't look at my phone instead I'll press the home, my Home button or the button on my ear bud or blue tooth headset to invoke serene. And then I can say something along the lines of read my text message.
>> You have a message from Scott Simpson. Can you come into the office an hour early tomorrow? Would you like to reply? >> Yes. >> What do you want to say to Scott Simpson? >> No, I have a dentist appointment in the morning. >> Ready to send it? >> Yes. >> Okay. I'll send your message. >> Now, if Siri doesn't transcribe your message correctly, you can say, no when it's ready to send and you'll be given the prompt to cancel, review or change your message. The point is that you can do all of this without ever having to look at your phone or type a single letter.
In iOS 7, Siri can also read you emails to you. You can start with a phrase like. Show me my new emails. >> You have two new emails since 2:13 p.m. >> Or you can leave out the word new and say show my my emails. >> You have at least 25 emails since September 25, 2013. >> Now if you're not looking at your screen at the time you can say something like read my emails. >> You have at least 25 emails.
The latest was sent at 3:07 PM from Jade Westley, with the subject Halloween party. At 2:13 PM, Jade Westley sent you an email, subject parking lot repainting. At 10:10 AM, find my iphone sent you a new >> And Siri will continue to read the sender and subject lines to all my emails to me until I press, in this case, the Home button. Now you can also have Siri read an email in its entirety. Show me my emails. >> You have atleast 25 emails since September 25th, 2013.
>> Read the second one. At 2:13 P.M. Jane Westley sent you an email about parking lot repainting. It says remember to move your car to the lot across the street tomorrow morning as they'll be repainting the lines in our lot in the afternoon Jade. Would you like to reply? >> No thanks. >> You don't need to thank me. Now you can also compose a new email message. Compose a new email message. >> To whom shall I send it.
>> Scott Simpson. >> What's the subject of the email. >> Dentist. >> Okay. What would you like the email to say? >> I'm going to be in later tomorrow because of a dentist appointment. >> Okay. Gerrick, here's your email message to Scott Simpson. Are you ready to send it? >> Yes. >> There are more. Shall I read them all? >> No. >> Okay. >> So Siri was then offering to read me more of my incoming email messages. But just like that I was able to send an email again without typing a single letter.
So that's how to work with text and emails through Siri. And you're not limited to writing by voice with just these apps. You can dictate into just about any application you can type in, and we'll take a closer look at dictating into your device in an upcoming movie.
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