If you are fond of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and asked to perform small tasks for you many times, you are aware that the latter may not be able to perform some basic actions; like turning on and off the flash on your iPhone. Well, it looks like it is ancient history now; indeed, thanks to iOS 12, Siri can activate the flashlight on iPhone.
” Say Siri, activate the flash », The voice assistant will then reply: ” Sorry, it looks like I can’t change this setting ” This story occurs on iOS 11 and earlier versions. Now, on iOS 12, if Siri is asked to perform such a task, it will execute it because it is now able to perform it. This is indeed what we see Philip Schiller, Vice President of Marketing for Apple, in a response to Paul Alvarado who recently twittedé this question on his Twitter account to Apple’s support account while identifying Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and Eddy Cue.
iOS 12 “Turn on flashlight” pic.twitter.com/FtAjdwrOG2
– Philip Schiller (@pschiller) August 22, 2018
“Why can’t I ask Siri to turn my iPhone’s flashlight on or off?” Seriously, these are inexplicable limitations like this that make me deeply despise Siri “Wrote Alvarado. While this is something we learned during WWDC last June, Philip Schiller a responded by tweeting, ” iOS 12 “Active Siri” “And share a screenshot showing the Siri interface with a request” Activate the flashlight And Siri’s response that the flashlight is on.
Siri improves with updates. With iOS 12, Apple’s voice assistant wants to bring us a few new things such as the functionality called Shortcuts which will allow us to add shortcuts to Siri.