Apple has added a new voice command to iOS 16 that lets Siri help you restart your iPhone. How does it work?
MacRumors Says that Most of the time, if you want to restart your iPhone for any reason, you have to press a certain combination of buttons. But in iOS 16, you can use a voice command with Siri, which is helpful if you don’t have both hands free.
You need to make sure that “Hey Siri” is turned on for the Siri command to work without you having to press anything. You can do that by going to Settings > Siri & Search > Listen for Hey Siri and turning on the switch. You can also turn on Siri by holding down the Side button on your iPhone, but this makes the hands-free part of the command a little pointless!
How To Restart iPhone With Siri?
Follow the steps below to restart your iPhone once you’ve made sure that Siri is turned on.
- Say “Hey Siri” to get Siri to start working.
- Say “Restart iPhone” now.
- Lastly, say “Yes” or tap the “Restart” button on the screen to confirm.
Then, your phone will restart by itself. Be ready to use your passcode to unlock your iPhone again when it does. Keep in mind that this Siri command works on iPads with iPadOS 16.1 or later.
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