iOS 8.3 Lets You Initiate Speakerphone Calls With ‘Hey Siri’
iOS 8.3 second beta release has introduced an additional feature, absence of which was really questioned in the previous beta release of the same version. So with the new beta release, if you make a call using the Hey Siri command, the speakerphone gets enabled automatically.
Even before the official launch of iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3 was being beta tested by the developers. With the beta testing ongoing, the third version only was made public in the last week. The Apple community always has a lot of expectations with each new release. And since the current beta has been around since a couple of days this new speakerphone enabling feature has started to get a lot of attention.
In iOS 8 when a user made a call through the Hey Siri voice command, the phone did make the call for you but automatic switching to speakerphone never was in place – intuitively speaking which is something expected to be there. Because after all if a user intended to listen through the headset why would he or she make the call through Hey Siri in the first place!
Now thanks to the 3rd release of iOS 8.3 beta, Siri will enable the speakerphone for a phone call if it is asked to dial on speaker.
Apple hasn’t disclosed as to how many Beta versions the company plans to release before the actual update is made live for all and sundry. But until then with every new Beta, it is imperative to keep a close eye on whatever new tweaks are introduced.
This new improvement to Siri functionality joins in with other up gradations offered during the beta releases for iOS 8.3. All of them now include improved Emoji support, wireless support for CarPlay and the ability to sign into Google accounts that use two-factor authentication.
iOS 8.3 should release some time in April.