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iOS 7 video tip: Using Siri to change or check settings on your device

Steve Sande, @stevensande
October 31, 2013
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One of the new features of iOS 7 is the ability to change or check settings on your device simply by asking Siri. These commands can be ultra-helpful if you are unsure where to change a command in settings. In this short video tip, we'll show you a sampling of the commands you can use to view, enable or disable settings on your iOS 7 device.

As with all of our video tips, this one can be made full-screen for easier viewing.

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Today's video tip highlights some of the ways that you can use Siri to control settings on your iOS 7 based device. To launch Siri, just press and hold the home button for a couple of seconds until Siri shows that it is waiting for your command.

Let's start by asking Siri to turn on Do Not Disturb.

Likewise, we can ask Siri to turn OFF do not disturb.

Is bluetooth on?

Is Wi-Fi on?

Turn on airplane mode

Fortunately, Siri asks for permission before turning on airplane mode, or it wouldn't be able to listen to our commands.

Make the screen brighter

Make my screen darker

Show me my privacy settings

Open mail settings

Siri's a great shortcut for changing a number of settings on your iOS 7 device.





















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