Re: i phone questions


Carolyn Arnold
 

Right. Siri is only an Internet assistant device that anyone
can use, where VoiceOver is an accessibility aid without
which I, as a totally blind person, could not use an iPhone
like I do.

Best regards,

Carolyn

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Siri and voice over are 2 separate things. Voice over was
part of the I phone before siri existed.

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: March-31-19 4:17 PM
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I think you still have Siri with VO off, but you can go into
settings and turn Siri off and still have or have not
VoiceOver.

Best regards,

Carolyn


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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:06 AM
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Monte:




You really aren't on line with Siri. When you press the
home button, you summon Siri and she usually does what you
tell her. I use it all the time.
When I want to text someone, I hit the home button and tell
her to text who I want to send a message to and then she
will read it back to me and if it's what I want to say, then
I will send it. If you don't want Siri, you should probably
turn off voice over. I'm totally blind so I need Siri for
everything. You can also dictate your texts by going to
messages and going to the name and tapping on it and then
hit dictate and say your message and then hit dictate again
to stop it and then go to where it says send and you can
send it. I find that way is harder. To call someone, yes,
you can hit the home button and tell Siri who you want to
call or if you don't want to use Siri, go into the phone app
and find key pad and then you can make the call yourself by
feeling around for the numbers and double tapping on them
and then hit call which is at the bottom of the screen.
That way is also more involved. In answer to your question,
the only way you won't have Siri is by turning off voice
over like I said before. Hope this helps.

Shelly


On 3/30/2019 9:36 AM, Monte Single wrote:


As usual, I'm thinking about getting a new phone;
well, a new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message,
I have to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without
being online with Seri?

I'm thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.

Thanks,

Monte

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