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Open Apps with Siri iOS devices
In iOS 6, Siri is smart enough to open your apps for you. Just speak the command "Open Mail," and Mail will open. This works for built-in and downloaded apps.

[kirkmc adds: It's about time, frankly. I've been extremely disappointed in Siri; it hardly ever works for me. I hope this works, because this will save time when I want to open an app that's not on my home screen, or buried in a folder.]
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Open Apps with Siri
Authored by: DCJ001 on Sep 19, '12 08:04:08AM

@kirkmc

Hopefully, you know that you can open apps that are not easily found by using the Search page (if that's what it's called). It's probably about as quick as using Siri.



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Open Apps with Siri
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 19, '12 08:23:38AM

That's actually called Spotlight. But typing is slower than talking.

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Authored by: XfanX on Sep 20, '12 05:46:59AM

Talking is quicker than typing, but Siri isn't just talking. You have to hold the button (2 seconds I believe) then wait for it to open up and prompt you to talk, then hope it understands you. Meanwhile, I'm already using my app.



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Authored by: Stefan Gadnell on Sep 20, '12 04:53:49AM

I tried ten times and Siri answered "It doesn't look you have an app named "made". I'm am very disappointed with Siri.



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Open Apps with Siri
Authored by: petersconsult on Sep 28, '12 02:13:51AM
kirkmc adds: It's about time, frankly. I've been extremely disappointed in Siri; it hardly ever works for me


i couldn't agree more!!
i simply cannot get Siri to do anything, plus i live in France (though as an American, i still have my iPhone configured in US English) and, as it turns out, most of Siri's interesting services -- like traffic info -- are unavailable here.
This is astounding, considering that a majority of Apple's profits on iOS devices comes from non-US sales.

Finally, to add insult to injury, if you don't have a really good internet connection, Siri simply cannot function at all -- as opposed to the integrated 'Voice Control', which can.
Sorry about the rant....
BUt it feels good to get it off my chest

Note: i just got my iPhone5 yesterday to replace the 4S that now goes to my Wife; the 4 goes to my Mom, and the girls get to replace their 3G (without phone service) with Mom's 3GS -- they're super-excited because most games don't run on the 3G...
Go ahead, say it: i'm an iSlut...

Cheers,
Peter

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