Did Siri mishear your command? You can easily fix it with iOS 10's new suggested commands and keyboard.

While you can't type Siri commands outright, you can still trigger the keyboard if Siri mishears your wording — or, even better, rely on Siri's new suggested words interface in iOS 10. It's great if you're dictating in the car and want to avoid either trying to type a correction (never recommended) or repeatedly yelling at your phone in the hopes that it will recognize your command (also not recommended).

How to use Siri's suggested commands interface

  1. Hold down the Home button or say "Hey, Siri, if available, to activate Siri.
  2. Say anything. Mumble even. Whatever.
  3. Tap your initial text command.

  4. Siri will offer suggestions under the banner "Maybe you said...". Pick the correct one.
  5. Siri will then process what you typed as if it had transcribed what you'd been saying and give you the results you'd expect.

How to manually type queries and commands to Siri on iPhone and iPad

  1. Hold down the Home button or say "Hey, Siri, if available, to activate Siri.
  2. Say anything. Mumble even. Whatever.
  3. Tap your initial text command.

  4. Type your actual query or command.

  5. Tap Done at the bottom right of the keyboard when you're finished. Siri will then process what you typed as if it had transcribed what you'd been saying and give you the results you'd expect.

Questions?

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