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Video: Siri’s indvidualized voice recognition in action

September 30th, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Hey Siri iPhone 6s

One of the more notable new features on the iPhone 6s is that users can now quickly access Siri with nothing more than a simple Hey Siri voice prompt. And thanks to the iPhone 6s’ new M9 motion coprocessor, Hey Siri functionality will even work when the device isn’t plugged in, all without having a discernible impact on battery life.

DON’T MISS: iPhone 6s review

Now one of the cooler things about the iPhone 6s’ Hey Siri feature is that it relies upon individualized voice recognition. In other words, the feature can only be activated by the device’s true owner, thereby preventing friends and strangers from activating it either on purpose or inadvertently.

With the iPhone 6s now out in the wild, we recently came across an interesting video which demonstrates individualized voice recognition on the iPhone 6s in action. The video below showcases how an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus respond differently when prompted by different users.

Pretty impressive.

Note that Hey Siri is turned off by default but can be activated by going to Settings > General > Siri and then hitting the “Allow ‘Hey Siri'” toggle.

Now Siri admittedly got off to a less than stellar start when it first launched on the iPhone 4s. That said, Apple over the last few years has made tremendous improvements to Siri both from a functionality and comprehension standpoint. If you gave up on Siri a while back, I can’t really blame you. But with all the recent improvements Apple has made, you might want to consider giving it another shot.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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