At this year’s WWDC, Apple announced iOS 11, the next generation version of iOS. Basically, iOS 11 introduces tons of new things to the operating system, while improving functionality of existing features including a redesigned Control Center, a persistent Dock for the iPad, a new App Switcher and much more.
In iOS 11, Apple’s virtual helper, Siri got a number of improvements, but the standout feature is the ability to type your requests instead of voicing them. A handy feature called “Type to Siri” added to iOS 11 allows you to type something to Siri using your iPhone’s virtual keyboard, which may be a better solution in certain situations where you don’t want to speak to your virtual helper in crowded places.
In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to enable “Type to Siri” in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad. Before we begin, note that iOS 11 is available as a developer beta, so it may include bugs. We recommend you install iOS 11 on a secondary device for testing purposes.
Steps to enable “Type to Siri” in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad
Step one: First off, head to Settings, tap on Sir & Search and enable Siri on device. Once you are done, head back to the Settings page and hit General to proceed
Step two: Next up, you need to tap on Accessibility and then hit Siri
Step three: On the next screen, you simply need to turn on the switch for Type to Siri.
Steps to type to Siri in iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad
Once you have enabled Type to Siri on your iPhone or iPad, the next step to type your requests to Siri. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, trigger Siri on your phone. You can do this by pressing and holding the home button of your device
Step two: Here, you simply need to type something to Siri and hit Done located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Also read: Steps to downgrade iOS 11 beta to iOS 10.3.2
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