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How To Change Settings By Using Siri

You can use Siri for more than making a call, dictating a SMS or creating a reminder. Siri is also good at controlling various settings – for example Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. You can even turn the Do Not Disturb mode on by using a “Hey Siri” command. This means you don’t even need to take your iPhone in the hand to have your peace. Here you will learn which settings you can change by using Siri and how it works in general.

Turn settings on and off by using Siri

You have basically two options to open Siri.

iPhone 6 and earlier: Hold down the Home Button for a few seconds. Siri’s interface will be opened and you can start talking right away.

iPhone 6s  or later: Say “Hey Siri“ to turn Siri on. However, it also works with the Home Button as described above.

Change settings with Siri

Now you can use Siri to control various settings on your iPhone – means: To turn certain options on or off, that you usually would have to open the Settings for.

The following options can be changed by using Siri. The relative command (turn on, activate, deactivate, etc.) are suggestions and can be replaced by similar commands.

  • Turn Wi-Fi on/off
  • Activate/deactivate  Bluetooth
  • Increase/decrease brightness
  • Turn Aiplane Mode on/off
  • Activate/deactivate Do Not Disturb
  • Turn Mobile Data (Cellular) on/off
  • Activate/deactivate Low Power Mode
  • Turn VoiceOveron/off
  • Activate/deactivate Invert Colors
  • Turn Night Shift on/off

The related options can be turned on or off in Siri’s interface again. The respective button will be available at the bottom. If you tab Settings above the button, you will be redirected to the section in the Settings app, where you can make the change.

Display certain sections in Settings

If you want, you can also command Siri to open certain sections in the Settings app. You can say for example:

  • Open the Settings for Messages or
  • Open Privacy settings

Siri will open the respective section in the Settings app.

Display suggestions for Settings commands

If you don’t command Siri to do something, it will suggest possible questions or actions. The list will be refreshed every few seconds.

If you want to know more about the topics that Siri covers, you can click the little question mark at the left bottom corner. On this display you will see a list of topics or apps, which you can browse through.

Scroll down until you see Settings and open it. Now you will see a list of available commands.

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