Over the past 24hours there have been a lot of posts about Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie, claiming that “Microsoft has had a similar capability in Windows Phone for more than a year… All that is already there, fully functionality for years.”
When I opened my new iPhone 4S, the first thing I wanted to try was Siri. I held the button as it says to in the booklet, but was dismayed when I was shown the old Voice Control interface.
After trying the button again several times in a state of confusion, I ventured into the Settings. There I discovered Siri was turned off by default. I assume this must be because Apple is still calling Siri “beta”, and unlike most other companies they can be a bit cautious around handing out their betas.
To enable Siri, perform the following steps:
Tap General → Siri.
Switch Siri ON. You will then have further configuration options available.