With the iOS 15 update, Siri has grown in leaps and bounds. It’s fast. Like, Google Assistant-fast level. It now has on-device processing for general questions and custom requests; and Nnot just that—Siri also works offline.
But something particularly cool it is the new sharing feature. This feature will allow you to send whatever you watch on your screen—an article, music, a photo, whatever—with anyone through iMessage.
How to share what’s on your screen using Siri
Say you want to share the recipe you are reading with your spouse. Or a tweet with a friend. The Share with Siri feature makes this really easy: Open content you want to share and bring up Siri (you can do this using the side button or the voice “Hey Siri” order). SYes, “Share this with (person’s name).“
Siri will show a preview of what you’re about to send. If it’s an article, song, podcast, or any other media shareable using a link, you’ll get a preview of the link. If what you’re looking at is just text, or you’re in an app that doesn’t support this type of link-sharing, Siri will ask if you can share a screenshot. Once you are happy with the preview, confirm with Siri, and tMedia will be sent via iMessage.
This feature works with Safari tabs, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Apple TV, Maps, Apple News, Photos, Messages and all third-party applications that have enabled this feature.
Siri is even faster offline
For basic queries on the device, Siri works faster and better if the Siri offline feature is enabled. Siri offline support is not available for all iPhones and iPads that can run iOS 15 or iPadOS 15. For this, you will need a device running an A12 Bionic chip or higher.
Processing on the device also only works in certain languages. Currently it is available in German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, and Cantonese.
If you can’t use Siri offline, that might be why. There isn’t much you can do about CPU cutoff, but if you have a compatible iPhone, you can try changing Siri’s language to enable offline support. To change Siri’s language, go to Settings > Siri and search > Tongue.