The Advantages and Disadvantages of Siri

The Mac Blog
4 min readFeb 9, 2020


If you use an iPhone or iPad or some other Apple device, you can do many things faster and more convenient using Siri. Being one of the best intelligent voice assistants, Siri comes with many excellent functions. You can ask Siri questions, get directions, send text messages and emails, and get recommendations, makes reservations and more. Setting up Siri is quite simple, since it is changing your voice or language. But, Siri is not perfect. It comes with many professionals, but there are certain things that Apple should improve. Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of Siri.

Who knows the advantages and disadvantages of Siri? Siri does all the things for which it was designed. Using it is also fun. However, there are some drawbacks too.

Siri Advantages

Let’s first list the pros of Siri, and there are many reasons to love this intelligent voice assistant.

Easy to use

Siri is very simple to use. You must be connected to a cellular network or Wi-Fi. If you haven’t set it up yet, go to Settings > Siri and turn it on. You can activate Siri with a start button, just keep it pressed and Siri will appear.

If you want to use Siri without the Start button, you must first enable “Hello Siri”. To do that, go to Settings > Siri and activate “Hello Siri”. After that, all you need to do is say “Hello Siri” and the assistant will be ready. After that, ask a question or say your command.

Siri comes with many functions

Siri is really great since it comes with a wide range of functions. The list of things you can do is quite long. Let’s mention some. She can activate the low power mode, or enable not to disturb.

Siri can also answer your questions, send emails or text messages, set an alarm, make a reservation at your favorite restaurant, get directions to get to a place you are going and much more. All you need to do is say “Hello Siri” and then, for example, you can say “Tell me how to get to the Plaza Hotel in New York.”

It would take a long time to list all the great functions Siri has. The best way to explore them is to enable Siri and test it on his own.

You can use it on all Apple devices

Siri is not available only for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can also use Siri on Apple Watch, Apple TV (generation 4) and your Mac. She can do many things on all these devices as well. Take Mac as an example. You can ask Siri how much free space you have on your MacBook, search for files on your Mac, search the web and more.

Siri comes with non-English language options

Out of the box, Siri’s language is English. But, if you don’t speak English fluently or simply want to practice a language you are currently learning, Siri can be a great help. The first thing to do is change it from English to another option. You can do this by going to Settings > Siri > Language, and then choose the language you want from the list. See the list of languages that Siri can speak and understand.

Siri is funny

If you are bored and want to laugh, ask Siri something funny. The answers Siri gives can be very funny. Then, activate the assistant and ask something out of order, like “When is the world going to end?”, “What does Siri mean” or “Have you ever been in love?” Get ready to laugh!

Disadvantages of Siri

The list of cons will not be so long, so without further ado, let’s look at Siri’s disadvantages. Siri will not work without an active Internet connection.

Listening problems

When using Siri, you may encounter some listening problems. Most of the time, Siri works well, but for Siri to understand you and really do what you want, you must speak clearly. If you speak too fast or with a strong accent, Siri will not understand you. Therefore, try to speak as clearly as possible to avoid listening problems and doing things.

These are the advantages and disadvantages of Siri. There are many things that I love and the advantages are not so great. In addition, Apple continues to improve, so we can expect much more in the future. Do you use Siri daily? What do you love most and what do you think can be improved? Let us know in the comments below.