A technical expert has revealed a clever trick to make Siri recite a funny phrase when a charger is connected to the iPhone.
Kaan, a popular TikTok star, has earned 4.4 million followers for videos where he shares little-known iPhone tricks.
In one, he step-by-step breaks down how to program your phone to pronounce words or phrases when a charger is connected – and programs his own to say ‘Thank you, Dad.’
Trick time! Kaan, a popular TikTok star, has revealed a clever trick to make Siri recite a funny phrase when a charger is connected to the iPhone – starting with the shortcut app
Here’s how: Like many of his tricks, this one starts with the shortcut app, which lets users design their own shortcuts and sequences on their phone.
Next step: At the bottom of the screen, click the Automation button, then select Create Personal Automation, followed by Charger, which is at the bottom of the list
Preference: Then click Next, with ‘connected’ selected on the screen
‘Here’s another iPhone trick I guarantee you did not know about,’ he says.
Like many of his tricks, this one starts with the Shortcuts app, which allows users to design their own shortcuts and sequences on the phone.
Click the Automation button at the bottom of the screen, then select Create Personal Automation.
The screen then displays a list of phone functions, such as Alarm, Email and WiFi.
Kaam says to select Charger, which is at the bottom of the list, and then Next, with ‘connected’ selected.
Then click Add Action followed by Read Text. If Speak Text does not appear as an option on the screen, you can search for it in the search field.
Then click ‘Add Action’ followed by ‘Read Text.’ If ‘Speak Text’ does not appear as an option on the screen, you can search for it in the search field
What does she want to say? Here’s the fun part: Enter any words you want in this area – this is what Siri will say when a charger is connected
Having fun! This is where Kaan demonstrates the nasty message he has programmed Siri to say when the charger is connected
Here’s the fun part: Enter the words you want in this area – this is what Siri will say when a charger is connected.
Finally, press Next and clear the Ask before driving check box before clicking Done.
This is where Kaan demonstrates the nasty message he has programmed Siri to say when the charger is connected.
Kaan’s video has gone viral, viewed 22.5 million times and earned 1.5 million likes.
Those who have tried it have shared their funny success stories in the comments, including several who have come up with even uglier sentences for Siri to say.
Others have gone more PG, including one that made them say ‘yessssss feeeeed meeeeee.’
“Every time I connect the phone, it says ‘pigeon spot hoop’ and I get terrified every time,” wrote another.
How: In July, he shared a trick to unlock a phone without using Face ID or entering a password – rely on voice control instead
Last year, as many iPhone users struggled with Face ID due to face masks, Kaan showed how to unlock an iPhone without it – or even a password.
‘I’ll show you how to unlock your phone with your voice,’ he says in the viral video, which he uploaded on June 27, 2020.
First, he asked viewers to go to Settings and select Availability, which is in the third block of options under General, Control Center, and Display and Brightness.
Then select Voice Control (under “Physical and Motor”).
For the trick to work, Voice Control – the first option at the top of the screen – must be enabled. This allows users to use their voice to control their iOS device, without saying ‘Hi Siri’.
Step by step: After selecting Customize commands, they name the oral command
The reward: They then register an action – in this case, enter a PIN on the keyboard. Whenever users say their voice command, the action is played on the screen
When enabled, click Customize Commands to create a new voice command.
‘From here, click Create New Command and enter the phrase you want to use to unlock your phone,’ @kaansanity saod, using ‘open sesame’ as your own example.
“Then click ‘Run custom gesture’ and enter the place your password would be,” he added.
For example, if your iPhone PIN is 1234, tap the screen where keys 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be, one after the other.
This means that when you give the voice command you want – whether it ‘is’ open sesame ‘like @kaansanity’ or even ‘lemme see my phone’ – your iPhone will behave as if you are tapping out your PIN and unlocking the phone .