Siri Android FAQ
What is Siri on Android?
Siri on Android is the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. It allows you to use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. But Siri on Android isn’t like traditional voice recognition software that requires you to remember keywords and speak specific commands. Siri on Android understands your natural speech, and it asks you questions if it needs more information to complete a task.
Siri on Android is available for all Android devices running on Android 2.3 or higher.
Can I really install Siri on Android?
We understand that you have this question, as Siri was not originally made for Android. We managed, however, to make the app work perfectly on the Android platform. We would not have released Siri on Android to public of it did not work. We have had a big team of testers that helped us to remove all errors and to fix all bux. And now, we can proudly say that Siri on Android works like a charm! We have thousands of users and all of them are very positive about Siri on Android!
Is Siri on Android really free?
Yes! When we created the app Siri on Android, we decided that we wanted to make the app free, and to keep it free! Siri on Android also does not have any advertisements.
How can I install Siri on Android?
Please see our installation guide.
Using Siri on Android
How do I ask Siri on Android something?
To talk to Siri on Android, open the app from your app screen and you’ll hear two quick beeps and see “What can I help you with?” on the screen. Just begin speaking. The microphone icon lights up to let you know that Siri on Android hears you talking. Once you’ve started a dialogue with Siri on Android, tap the microphone icon to talk to it again.
There’s more than one way to talk to Siri on Android. Siri on Android works with headphones and Bluetooth headsets. When you’re using headphones with a remote and microphone, you can press and hold the center button to talk to Siri on Android. With a Bluetooth headset, press and hold the call button to bring up Siri on Android.
Siri on Android waits for you to stop talking, but you can also tap the microphone icon to tell Siri on Android you’re done talking. This is useful when there’s a lot of background noise.
What happens after I ask Siri on Android a question or ask it to do something?
When you finish speaking, Siri on Android displays the text of what you said and provides a response. If Siri on Android needs more information to complete a request, it will ask you a question. For example, if you say “Remind me to call my mom,” Siri will ask “What time would you like me to remind you?”
When you use earphones or a headset, Siri on Android reads back text messages and email messages that you’ve dictated before you send them, and it reads back the subjects of reminders before you create them. This is especially helpful when you’re driving and can’t see the screen.
Do I have to say things a certain way to get Siri on Android to respond?
No. You can speak to Siri on Android as you would to a person — in a natural voice with a conversational tone. If you want to know what the weather will be like tomorrow, simply say “What will the weather be like tomorrow?” Or “Does it look like rain tomorrow?” Or even “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” No matter how you ask, Siri on Android will tell you the forecast.
Does Siri on Android work out of the box, or do I have to teach it?
Siri on Android works right out of the box, without any work on your part. And the more you use Siri on Android, the better it will understand you. It does this by learning about your accent and other characteristics of your voice. Siri on Android uses voice recognition algorithms to categorize your voice into one of the dialects or accents it understands. As more people use Siri on Android and it’s exposed to more variations of a language, its overall recognition of dialects and accents will continue to improve, and Siri on Android will work even better.
Siri on Android also uses information from your contacts, music library, calendars, and reminders to better understand what you say. So it responds more accurately when you ask to make a phone call, play music, or create an appointment or reminder.
What Siri on Android Can Do For You
What types of things can I ask Siri on Android about or ask it to do?
You can ask Siri on Android to make a call, find a business and get directions, schedule reminders and meetings, search the web, and more. You can even ask Siri on Android “What can you do for me?” or tap the “i” in the right corner of the screen when you open Siri on Android. You’ll see examples of things Siri on Android can do, along with ways you can ask for things.
How does Siri on Android learn who I am?
If Siri on Android knows who you are, it can use your information to help you. To make sure Siri on Android knows who you are, select your contact information in Siri on Android Settings Settings > My Info.
Your information is used for questions like “How do I get home?” or “What good restaurants are near work?”
How does Siri on Android learn about my key relationships?
Siri on Android helps you by learning about the key people in your life. The first time you ask Siri on Android to call your sister, it will ask you who your sister is. That information is stored in Contacts along with other relationship information like “mom,” “husband,” and “grandma.”
How do location-based reminders work?
Because Siri on Android knows your current location and other locations like “home” and “work,” it can remind you to do a certain task when you leave a location or arrive at a location. So if you tell Siri on Android,“Remind me to call my wife when I leave the office,” Siri on Android does just that.
To turn off the ability for Siri on Android to use your location, go to Settings > Location Services and set the switch for Siri on Android to Off. Regardless of how Locations Services is set for Siri on Android, information about your location is not tracked or stored outside your device.
Language Support and Availability
Siri on Android is available for Android devices with Android 2.3 and up. Siri on Android understands and can speak the following languages:
- United States (English, Spanish)
- United Kingdom (English)
- Australia (English)
- France (French)
- Germany (German)
- Japan (Japanese)
- Canada (English, Canadian French)
- China (Mandarin)
- Hong Kong (Cantonese)
- Denmark (Danish)
- Italy (Italian)
- Korea (Korean)
- Mexico (Spanish)
- Netherlands (Dutch)
- Russia (Russian)
- Spain (Spanish)
- Switzerland (Italian, French, German)
- Taiwan (Mandarin)
Can I use Siri on Android in any of these languages in other countries?
Yes. Siri on Android can be enabled in any country, and you can choose to speak to it in any of the languages that Siri on Android supports. However, Siri on Android is designed to recognize the specific accents and dialects of the supported countries listed above. Since every language has its own accents and dialects, the accuracy rate will be higher for native speakers.