I’ve had my iPhone for awhile now. I knew when I purchased it that it was a little too much phone for me. But I decided to splurge so that I wouldn’t have to buy another phone for a few years. That’s how I roll.
I showed it off to a friend shortly after I received it. At this moment, I can’t remember which friend I had the following conversation with.
Friend: “Does this have Siri?”
Friend: “Are you sure?”
“Yeah, this isn’t that model.”
“It looks like it.”
“It’s not.” I should know what kind of phone I ordered, for Pete’s sake!
The other day I accidently discovered the voice control. I know, I know, it comes with convenient literature to help the new owner orient herself to the phone. It’s still in the box and I planned on reading it… someday.
Have I had Siri all this time and didn’t know it? That would be embarrassing. I turned on the voice control and asked, “Is it raining outside?” That commercial bugs me. Put the phone down and LOOK OUT THE WINDOW!!
However, after I asked the question, it tried calling J-Girl. I quickly stopped the call from going through. She already knows I’m a dork; I didn’t want to explain this one.
I needed another question. “What’s the temperature outside?” It tried to FaceTime an associate. End, end, end! I have to hit the “end” button multiple times for it to get the picture. Discovered that when I ended a call and started talking to my dad about the conversation I just had…and the person was still on the line listening. So very glad I didn’t say anything bad!
Finally, I read the directions. No, I do not have Siri. What I have is a cheaper version with a bland moniker of “Voice Control.” It basically will call people for me so that I don’t have to dial. So, thankfully, I was right when I told my friend my phone did not have Siri. Whew! Sometimes I’m wrong and that seems to be happening more frequently lately.
In related news. I accidently figured out how to take a picture of my screen. My next mission is to take a picture of my brother’s screen and leave the picture on. None of his buttons will work! It’s going to be pretty cool if I can remember to do it when the opportunity presents itself.
One more thing I learned from reading the literature: the volume up button will take pictures when in camera mode. Maybe I should have read the directions sooner…