An Australian mother says that she used the Hey Siri function on her iPhone 6s to call for help while performing CPR on her 1-year-old daughter.
Stacey Gleeson, from Cairns, Australia, states that she grabbed her iPhone and ran to the child’s room to help her but dropped it as she turned on the light. But thanks to the always present Hey Siri on the iPhone 6s she was able to activate Siri and get her to call the Emergency Services. “Before I knew it the ambulance was on its way and Giana was breathing again,” she said.
Gleeson told BBC she feels it may have saved her daughter’s life. She added that:
I had played around with Siri, I thought it was a fun feature. Now I have that feature turned on all the time and it will never be turned off again.
“Hey Siri” is available on several Apple devices and can be turned on by following a few simple instructions.
Turn “Hey Siri” on or off and personalize the feature
To ask questions without pressing the Home button, plug your device into power and turn on “Hey Siri.” With iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPad Pro (9.7-inch) you can use this feature without plugging into power.
- Go to Settings > General > Siri.
- Turn on Allow “Hey Siri.”
- In iOS 9 or later, follow the onscreen prompts to make your voice more recognizable for “Hey Siri.”* This lowers the chance that other people will accidentally activate Siri on your device.
You can turn off “Hey Siri” in Settings > General > Siri. If you have an iPhone with iOS 9 or later, you can also temporarily disable “Hey Siri” by setting your device face down.
(From Apple Support site.)