Jailbreaking iPhone 4S has opened ways to take advantage of features and useful tricks that Apple hasn’t yet incorporated. Siri is the execlusive feature introduced by Apple in iPhone 4S. Here we have a list of top cydia tweaks available to enhance the capabilities of Siri.
The tweaks below works on a jailbroken iPhone 4S or an older iOS device with Siri running using Spire.
OpenSiri app lets you launch Apps Natively Using Siri. It lets open Apple apps, Facebook and Twitter with voice You just need to say “Open” or “Launch” following the app you want to open. No icons or options will be seen on homescreen.
Download : OpenSiri
Siritoggles Cydia package lets your enables launch any app, change your system settings, and even turn your iPhone off with your voice. Additionally, Siritoggles can let you toggle various function of iPhone 4S with voice. You can toggle iPhone’s Bluetooth, WiFi, Airplane Mode, and Data settings and cellular data with your voice.
In order to toggle WiFi, airplane mide, Bluetooth or cellular daya just say either “enable/disable” or “turn on/turn off” followed by the setting to toggle any of the setting of your iPhone. And if you want to know how much battery is left just say “how much battery do I have left?” or, “what is my remaining battery percentage?.” To change brightness you should say something like, “set/change back-light/brightness to 50%.”
Sireet Cydia App integrates twitter and Siri to enable sending tweet messages using Siri voice commands without any typing. It can also be said as hands-free Twitter. You just need to open Siri and say “Tweet” following your message. Sireet will convert your spoken message into text and will make a tweet and send it on twitter. Siri will response “Tweet Sent” then you can go ahead and check Twitter, if you want to, to see that it was in fact posted.
Lingual allows you to translate text and phrases to over 30 languages Using Siri and a must have app for language learners and travelers. After installing it, you have to say, “translate [phrase] to [language]” or, “what’s [phrase] in [language]“, and let Siri will give to the translation.
Lingual can translate in the following languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Finnish, French, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Haitian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
VoiceUtils adds new custom commands for Siri. VoiceUtils enables to reboot the device; turn it off, restart springboard and enter into safe mode with the Siri voice commands. Once installed there is no settings are available, and no icon is added to the home screen.
Cost : Free
Download : VoiceUtils
AssistantExtensions is a new cydia package to open up Siri’s capabilities and add more options to it. It enables tweet, show tweet, launch apps, set brightness, restart springboard, generate a random number. You can also toggle on/off all the shortcuts found in SBSettings. It also contains a chatbot, so that you can chat with Siri.
Additionally, you can configure Siri on iPhone 4S to add your custom conversations to chat with Siri.
7. Custom Siri Background
Custom Siri background app enables to change the background image of the Siri. The app lets you select an image from your Photo Library or even take a picture directly from the Camera.app to use as Siri’s new background.
The Custom Siri Background Cydia Tweak works also with devices installed Spire on the iPod Touch, but it is not yet compatible with the iPad.
Download: Custom Siri background
8. Siri Mic Colors
Siri Mic Colors Cydia tweak allows you to easily change the color of personal assistant’s mic icon. The default color of Siri mac is purple and using this tweak the color of the mic will change based on the intensity of your voice. Instead of the familiar purple, the little mic icon will change colors as you talk. You can choose blue, green, red, and yellow versions.
The enable the tweak you need to add the below given repo to the location: Manage Tab > Sources Section > Edit > Add.
9. Hands-Free Control
The hands-free control tweak enables continuous listening service to activate Siri. Originally, you have to hold down Home button for several seconds to start siri, but with this tweak, you just need to speak “Siri” to activate it. It is very useful, for example in case your iPhone is far away and want to check or read any text message, just say Siri to activate it and read the message or give any command to Siri.
Download: Hands-Free Control
10. Automatic Dictation
Automatic Dictation gives users the ability to begin dictation, post directly to Twitter and Facebook, copy text to the pasteboard and send the dictation via the built in messages application all by setting user defined Activator gestures. It is essentially a mixing together of Voice Activator and Dragon Dictation.
Download: Automatic Dictation
Siritate is an app for iPad users who have installed Siri on their devices. Siri installed on iPad suffers interface distortion issues in landscape mode. Siritate will prevent these glitches in landscape mode by automatically rotating the screen to portrait while using Siri on iPad / iPad 2. If you have installed Siri using Spire, then this tweak will definitely help you solve the screen issues on your iPad with Siri.
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[UPDATE 1]: Check the new list with 26 More Siri Cydia Tweaks For Jailbroken iPhone 4S and Spire Installed Devices