10 Ways to Have Fun with Siri - dummies

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Part of iPhone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Everyone loves Siri, the (usually) intelligent assistant inside our iPhones. Most of the time you spend with her involves getting an answer, but she can do more than answer questions. Siri can also amuse and entertain you and your friends. So without further ado, here are ten ways you can have some fun with Siri.

  • Talk dirty to me.
  • What are you wearing?
  • What does “Siri” mean?
  • Is God real?
  • What is your best pickup line?
  • What is zero divided by zero?
  • When will the world end?
  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • Why are fire trucks red?
  • Will you marry me, Siri?

Be sure to try each phrase more than once—Siri has more than one amusing response to most of them.

Finally, since you’ve been such a good reader, here’s a bonus for anyone who wants to change Siri’s gender or nationality or both. As you know, Siri is female by nature (and by default). But you can change her (or his) gender and accent anytime you like. Just tap Settings→Siri→Siri Voice and amaze your friends by turning your Siri into an American, British, or Australian man or woman. (Or at least the voice of an American, British, or Australian man or woman.)

And here’s one more bonus: Siri will gladly call you whatever you like. So ask Siri to “call me Ishmael,” or “call me your majesty,” and impress your friends with your new nickname by asking Siri “who am I?”