OS 13, Siri Controls becomes even more versatile

With iOS 13, Siri Commands supports more options that will make this feature fun and even more useful. Here are the most interesting news.

Siri commands (Siri Shortcuts in English) is the feature that makes Siri programmable; already with iOS 12 it allowed to develop interesting automations, but with iOS 13 things get even better: you can download videos from Youtube or reduce an entire folder of photos based on where you are in the world, at the time or even when open certain apps.

Integration with the rest of the operating system becomes increasingly sophisticated and profound, and will allow to perform really complex tasks without a specific input from the user. Here are the most interesting news:

Time and Place: From now on, you can create shortcuts that take into account the time or place where you are. You can create automations like “activate a HomeKit scenario as soon as I get home and contextually send a message to my mother that I arrived safely.” Or “When the alarm sounds, turn on music on Apple Music, unless you pressed Delay.”

App opening: You can also set a Siri command to activate every time you open a specific app. Example: “When I open the VLC app, it increases the display brightness to 80% and mutes the notifications” or “when I start a video recording, blocks calls and notifications” to avoid being disturbed.

App substitution: The above feature can also be used to replace applications. For example, you can open an alternative third-party app by pressing the camera icon on the lock screen. Loading is almost instantaneous and the possibilities are endless. For example, you can make Gmail, and so on, by tapping the Mail icon.

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