Among its many applications, Siri can also help us when we go on a trip. From planning to solving unforeseen problems, Siri can be an exceptional travel companion. Below, we have compiled a series of tips and ideas that will come in handy to get the most out of Siri when you are traveling. Let’s see how.
Tricks and tips for using Siri when you travel
Are you not sure where you want to go? Ask Siri
Simply ask, “Siri, what are the most popular travel destinations this year?” Or “what is the best destination to travel during autumn in Europe?” Plus, Siri provides details about local weather and conditions so you’re prepared and can decide with as much information as possible.
Plan routes with Siri
Once you have your destination in mind, Siri can help you create personalized itineraries. You can ask her things like: “Siri, how do I get to the Eiffel Tower from my hotel?” or “How long will it take to get to the Louvre Museum from here?” Siri can also provide public transportation recommendations and travel time estimates in real time. If you wear an Apple Watch, you can view the route directly from the watch without having to take your iPhone out of your pocket, and the Apple Watch now incorporates haptic feedback so you can notice when it is necessary to make a U-turn or turn on a street. Also if you are wearing AirPods you can receive directions in real time.
Notify your family and friends that you have arrived safely
Siri can help you stay connected with loved ones when you’re on the go. If you have previously configured your contact card with relevant information such as who your partner, parents or siblings are, then you can ask Siri directly to contact them. “Siri, send a message to my brother that I’m already in Paris.”
With Siri you don’t need a translator
During your trip and once you’re at your destination, Siri remains your trusted companion. The language barrier can be a challenge, but Siri is here to help. You can use Siri to translate phrases and have simple conversations in different languages. Just say, “Siri, translate ‘Where’s the bathroom?’ in French” or “Siri, help me order the menu in Italian.”
Don’t rack your brains with currency exchange
Managing foreign currency and units of measurement can give us headaches, but Siri helps a lot with this. You can ask: “Siri, how many dollars is 100 euros?” or “Siri, how many kilometers is 5 miles?” This way you can convert not only currencies but also units of measurement in case you are in a country with a different metric system.
So with these tricks you will be able to get more out of Siri when you go on a trip. Especially if you use other devices such as AirPods or the Apple Watch where Siri is ideally integrated. Take advantage of the advice and put some into practice the next time you go out to see the world, it will surely make things easier for you.