iOS 14 Updates Siri With Subtle Design That Doesn't Take Up Entire Screen

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Apple today announced iOS 14 at WWDC, and during the keynote it focused on new updates coming to its smart assistant Siri. The major new feature of Siri is a subtle design so that it doesn't take over the entire iOS screen when asking Siri a question.


Overall, Apple said that Siri has expanded its knowledge and it can help find answers from across the Internet. You can now also ask Siri to send an audio message, and Siri is expanding translation to support a number of new languages.

For more information on iOS 14, be sure to check out our full launch post.

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Relentless Power

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The audio message support is awesome. I send ‘audio text’ messages through iOS regularly, but now will even be more useful without having to invoke manually through the Messages app.
 

avanpelt

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Does an incoming phone call still hijack the entire screen? Please tell me they’re addressing that. YES — they just announced this — hallelujah!!
 

Micool1

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Will it support multi-languages? Like, I always send messages in French because it's my first language, but Siri has a hard time understanding what I want when I ask to play a song with an English title. It's annoying.
 

ant the ninja

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Does an incoming phone call still hijack the entire screen? Please tell me they’re addressing that. YES — they just announced this — hallelujah!!
He is telling you the answer right now
Looks like that's being done.
I think they only announced it for iPadOS? Or did I totally I miss it announced for iOS?

When they spoke about spatial awareness for the AirPods, she showed a call screen that was the normal old one so I’m betting it’s only for the iPad...
 

Micool1

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I think they only announced it for iPadOS? Or did I totally I miss it announced for iOS?

When they spoke about spatial awareness for the AirPods, she showed a call screen that was the normal old one so I’m betting it’s only for the iPad...
They said it's coming to iOS.
 
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I think they only announced it for iPadOS? Or did I totally I miss it announced for iOS?

When they spoke about spatial awareness for the AirPods, she showed a call screen that was the normal old one so I’m betting it’s only for the iPad...
 

hortod1

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By expanding translation support, can I expect English to English will be better?

No more

me: hey Siri - set the timer for 15 minutes

Siri: I’m on it, calling grandma
 

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Am I correct that with this change, I can’t see exactly what Siri thinks I’m saying? At least in my non-English language Siri is quite poor, so I prefer the visual confirmation when I use Siri.
 

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I think they only announced it for iPadOS? Or did I totally I miss it announced for iOS?

When they spoke about spatial awareness for the AirPods, she showed a call screen that was the normal old one so I’m betting it’s only for the iPad...
Yes, they said it also does that on iphone. You missed it.
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Am I correct that with this change, I can’t see exactly what Siri thinks I’m saying? At least in my non-English language Siri is quite poor, so I prefer the visual confirmation when I use Siri.
No, it shows you what it thinks you are saying (at least on ipad, and I think you have to tap the icon to make it do that)
 

rcappo

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They need to improve Siri a lot more on the backend, and not worry so much about the appearance on the screen. Siri should act like a personal assistant and start talking to you if you activate it that way. I would also like to see it do translations better.
 

incoherent_1

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This isn’t so much as feature as a return to the superior design that Siri started with, which was that it slid up from the bottom of the screen and kept 90% of the screen legible so you could reference information there. Lord knows why they ditched it, but it was right around the time they fired Scott.
 
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