The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Siri

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If you use an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device, you can get many things done faster and more conveniently using Siri. Being one of the most intelligent voice assistants, Siri comes with many great functions.

You can ask Siri questions, get directions, send text messages and emails, get recommendations, make reservations, and more. Setting up Siri is pretty simple, as it is to change its voice or language. But Siri isn’t perfect. It has many pros, but there are certain things that Apple should improve. Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of Siri.

See also: 10 Secret Commands Of Siri.

Advantages and disadvantages of Siri

Siri does all the things it was designed to do pretty well. Using it is fun too. However, some drawbacks exist as well.

Advantages of Siri

We will list the pros of Siri first, and there are plenty of reasons to love this intelligent voice assistant.

Simple to use

Siri is very simple to use. You need to be connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. If you haven’t set it up just yet, go to Settings > Siri & Search and turn it on. You can activate Siri with a home button. Just hold it, and Siri will appear.

If you want to use Siri without the Home button, you must enable “Hey Siri” first. To do that, navigate to Settings > Siri & Search. Toggle the Listen for “Hey Siri” option to enable it.

When the Set Up “Hey Siri” window appears, tap Continue. After that, all you need to do is say “Hey Siri,” and the assistant will be ready. After that, ask a question or voice your command.

Siri comes with many functions.

Siri is great as it comes with a wide range of functions. The list of things she can do is pretty long. We are going to mention a few. She can activate low power mode or enable do not disturb.

Siri can also answer your questions, send emails or text messages, set an alarm, make a reservation at your favorite restaurant, get directions to a place you are going, and more. All you need to do is say, “Hey Siri,” and then, for example, you can say, “Get me directions to Plaza Hotel in New York.”

It would take a lot of time to list all the great functions Siri has. The best way to explore them all is by enabling Siri and trying it yourself.

You can use it on all Apple devices.

Siri is not available only for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can also use Siri on Apple Watch, Apple TV (4th generation), and your Mac. She can do many things on all these devices as well. Let’s take Mac as an example. You can ask Siri how much free space you have on your computer, find files on your Mac, search the web, and more.

Siri comes with non-English language options.

Out of the box, Siri’s language is English. But, if you are not fluent in English or you want to practice a language you are currently learning, Siri can be of great help. The first thing you need to do is change it from English to another option. You can do that by going to Settings > Siri & Search > Language and then choosing a language you want from the list. See the list of languages Siri can speak and understand.

Siri is funny

If you are bored and want to laugh, ask Siri something funny. The answers Siri gives can be pretty hilarious. So, activate the assistant, and ask something crazy, like “When is the world going to end?”, “What does Siri mean,” or “Have you ever been in love?”. Be prepared to laugh!

Disadvantages of Siri

The list of cons won’t be as long, so without further ado, let’s see the disadvantages of Siri.

Siri won’t work without an active internet connection.

I’ve mentioned before that using Siri is simple, and you need an active internet connection. In other words, you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network or cellular data. This is one of the most significant flaws of this voice assistant. The whole story behind voice assistants is pretty complex, even though it all sounds straightforward. It all relies on cloud computing; thus, you can’t use Siri when you are offline.

Listening issues

When using Siri, you may stumble upon some listening issues. Most of the time, Siri works just fine, but for Siri to understand and do what you want, you need to speak clearly. If you talk too fast or with a strong accent, Siri won’t understand you. So, try to speak as clearly as possible to avoid listening issues and get things done.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of Siri. There are many things to love, and the advantages are not that big. Plus, Apple keeps improving it so we can expect a lot more in the future. Do you use Siri daily? What do you love the most, and what do you think can be improved? Let us know in the comments below.

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