Siri makes messaging manageable, even when you need to go hands-free!

Messaging has eclipsed calling as the key reason people us their iPhones. With Siri, Apple’s personal virtual assistant, you don’t even have to type… or read! You can just call on Siri, either using Hey Siri or by holding down the Home button, and it’ll read you your iMessages.

How to send messages via iMessage using Siri for iPhone or iPadHow to check for new messages with Siri for iPhone or iPad

How to send messages via iMessage using Siri for iPhone or iPad

Siri can quickly and conveniently compose iMessages either to one or multiple recipients. Just like calls, it’s especially useful when driving.

Press and the Home button to Siri.Tell Siri you want to send a . To expedite the process, tell her to whom as well. If you don’t say the or relationship immediately, Siri will ask you for a phone number, name, or iMessage-associated email address.Dictate your .Wait for Siri to confirm the content of your text.

Say or tap send.

Activate Siri, tell Siri to send a message, dictate your message, say send

If you’re not happy with the , instead of confirming it, say “change it” to re-dictate it, or say “cancel” to abandon it.

How to check for new messages with Siri for iPhone or iPad

If you’re on the road and have a business deal going down, you’re going to want to know if you have new messages.

Now, with the Hey Siri function, you don’t even have to tap and , but if Hey Siri isn’t set up, here’s how to do things the good ol’ fashioned way.

Press and the Home button on your iPhone or iPad to Siri. Say something like, “Check my messages,” or “Do I have any new messages?

Tap any of the new messages Siri mentions. She will read new messages upon finding them.

Activate Siri, tell her to check messages

Now you can forget how to read because Siri has everything covered! Just kidding, don’t forget how to read. However, Siri is at your disposal, so you may as well let her. Hands full? Siri can still send and read messages for you so you don’t have to put down your hoagie.

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