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For Seniors: Play Music and Get Directions from iPhone 4S Siri

On iPhone 4S, you can have Siri play your favorite tunes and can use the Maps app and Siri to find your current location, nearby businesses such as restaurants or a bank, or get a map of another location.

  1. Press and hold the Home button until Siri appears.

  2. To play music, speak a command, such as “Play music.” or “Play ‘As Time Goes By’.” to play a specific song or album.

  3. When music is playing, use commands, such as “Pause music.”, “Next track.”, or “Stop music.” to control playback.

One of the beauties of Siri is that you don’t have to follow a specific command format as you do with Voice Control. You could say “Play the next track” or “Next track” or “Jump to the next track on this album” and Siri will get your meaning. If you’re stuck with Voice Control, check the iPhone User Guide for the correct syntax for all commands.

Here are some of the commands you can try to get directions or a list of nearby businesses:

  • "Where am I?"

    Displays a map of your current location.

  • "Where is Apache Junction, Arizona?"

    Displays a map of that city.

  • "Find restaurants."

    Displays a list of restaurants near your current location; tap one to display a map of its location.

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  • "Find Bank of America."

    Displays a map with the location of that business (or in some cases several nearby locations, such as a bank branch and all ATMs) indicated.

Once a location is displayed in a map, tap the information button on the location’s label to view its address, phone number, and website address, if available.

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