Siri Tips: Redundancy | ATMac
As my disability becomes more severe, I've been using Siri more and more instead of typing on my iPhone. I really value the ability to switch between typing and speaking so easily, as it means I can use whatever suits me on a particular day. Here's how to use it better ... Because typing is difficult for me, over time I've got in the habit of doing as little typing as possible. My Reminders list includes things like "vet" to remind me to take the cat to the vet to get flea treatment, and "bank" to remind me to go get $350 cash out. This is fine when I'm typing but I have discovered that when I'm dictating I need to reverse the habit and use more words. Why? If I say "Hey Siri, put vet on my reminders list" and Siri mis-recognises the word "vet" as "bet", then my reminders list just says "bet". Later on I look at "bet" and I have no idea what I was wanting to remember ... But what if I said "Hey Siri, remind me to take the cat to the vet for flea treatment" it's not a whole lot harder