- iOS 14.3 will add hundreds of new sounds to Siri.
- Siri will play sounds of animals, vehicles, etc when asked.
- The feature is still being rolled out and will be available within a few days.
- iOS 14 brought major changes to Siri’s interface and features.
iOS 14 brought some major changes to Apple’s virtual assistant service, Siri. Along with a new look, Apple made the virtual assistant more familiar by adding a bunch of new features. According to the latest reports, Siri will soon be able to replicate all manner of sounds.
With the latest iOS 14.3 update, Siri can be asked to play sounds of animals, vehicles, instruments, among others. The upcoming feature was first reported by CNBC, reporting that Apple is adding several new sounds to Siri. It adds that there will be hundreds of sound options supported by the updates Siri. In fact, Siri will be able to play all these sound effects on the iPhone as well as on iPad and HomePod.
New sound feature
The feature is still not released, but it is expected that users will be able to ask Siri to quack like a duck. It can be asked to make sounds like a humpback whale, train, or even roar like a lion. Siri will play these sounds and add other interesting facts about that animal, vehicle, or instrument, most probably from Wikipedia.
Users can ask, “Hey Siri, what does a train engine sound like?” or “Hey Siri, what do hyenas sound like?” Many users have been able to ask Siri to play such sounds. However, many on social networks reported that they haven’t been able to ask for different sounds successfully.
Apple clarified by announcing that this feature would require iOS 14.3 to work. Unfortunately, even after updating their devices, some users were still unable to try it out on their devices. It would be safe to presume that new sounds are probably still being rolled out to users. And we’ll be able to try it out on our devices.
Changes to Siri in iOS 14
Unlike earlier iOS versions, instead of occupying the entire screen, Siri now appears as a small graphics bubble at the bottom of the screen. This means that you won’t be distracted from your active app while summoning Siri. Even the answer queries by Siri will show up as a notification at the top of the screen.