TIL: Siri Allows Sending Messages using Natural Language
So I’ve been so used to “Hey Siri, send <contact | alias> a message <text for message>” for so long that didn’t know that you can just do something like “Ask my wife what time will she be home” and Siri will send the message. I just purchased AirPods 2nd Gens and and wanted to try out the automatic “Hey Sir” and when I said “Hey Siri” there was no audible beep she was listening and then she said “Yes??” So I just responded naturally “Ask my wife where is practice tonight” and she responded with the normal message confirmations. Even the question mark was added automatically since it’s a question.
I don’t know if this is part of IOS 13 as I know Reminders can be created with more natural language phrasing or it’s been that way before iOS 13 but it definitely changes how I interact since I use Siri a lot. CarPlay, Apple Watch and now AirPods.
**Update:** So my original post implied that the resulting message would be contextually changed. So if I said “Ask my wife what time will she be home” it will send “What time will **you** be home?” That is not correct. Basically the only thing that’s changed is no need to say “Send a message to…”. Saying “Ask my wife” or “Tell my wife” is enough. You still have to correctly say what you want in the message including punctuation. Not as big of a change as I originally thought but still a little better.