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Ten Tricks for Using Siri on Your iPhone 4S

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If you're an iPhone 4S user, you can use Siri to control your phone with your voice. Jason R. Rich discusses 10 functions that Siri can handle, such as adding punctuation while in dictation mode, performing mathematical calculations, calling relatives by their titles, and searching for information on the web.
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There are several advantages of upgrading an Apple iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S. In addition to the vastly improved built-in cameras, for example, only the iPhone 4S offers Siri—a way to communicate with and control your iPhone using voice commands.

Technically, even though Siri was introduced at the same time as the iPhone 4S, this feature is still being considered by Apple as a beta version, so the company continues to tinker with and improve its functionality.

The following 10 tips will help you get the most out of using Siri on your iPhone 4S.

#1. Use Siri with a Wi-Fi Connection Whenever Possible

In order for Siri to function, your iPhone 4S needs access to the Internet via a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. You'll discover that Siri's response time is significantly faster when a Wi-Fi connection is utilized. Siri will not work at all when your iPhone 4S is in Airplane mode.

Using Siri with a Wi-Fi connection will not detract from your monthly 3G wireless data allocation that you may be subject to (that is, unless you have an unlimited wireless data plan through your service provider).

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