iPhone users can now speak Harry Potter spells to control their device


Potterheads who have iPhones can now use Siri to cast three default spells, as well as create their own custom spells with the Shortcuts app.

The latest development in wizarding technology has arrived. A recent update to the Siri function now allows Harry Potter fans to use their iPhones to cast spells.

Apple’s Siri feature now includes three familiar built-in spells, according to Gadget Hacks. Specifically, saying “Lumos” turns the iPhone’s flashlight on and saying “Nox” turns it off. During this time, saying “Accio”, followed by the name of a specific app, will launch that app. One of the most popular examples of the third command would be “Accio Instagram!”

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To start, Hey Siri must be activated. Users can do this by locating “Siri & Search” under Settings and selecting “Listen to ‘Hey Siri'”. Harry Potter spells and charms, with Gadget Hacks noting: “If you try to use Siri by long-pressing the side or home button or using Type to Siri, they won’t work.” Other useful tips include enabling “Allow Siri when locked”, which will allow users to cast spells from their lock screen, and enabling “Always listen to ‘Hey Siri'” to ensure spells will work even when the iPhone is lying. dark side.


Beyond the three default spells, users can create custom spells with the Hotkeys feature, making the possibilities endless. Examples of additional spells include “Lumos Maxima” to turn your flashlight to maximum brightness, “Silencio” to activate “Do Not Disturb”, “Sonorus” to increase volume up to 100%, and “Quietus” to increase the volume down.

To set this up, users need to go to the Shortcuts app, tap the “plus” symbol in the top right corner, and select Add Action. From there, users can search for the feature they want. After pressing Next and entering the shortcut name (in other words, the spell), users can begin casting their custom charms. For example, to enable airplane mode, a user can name the action “Wingardium Leviosa”.


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As the new spell functionality indicates, the Harry Potter the books and the film franchise continue to take center stage. More recently, the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Back to Hogwarts special arrived on HBO Max on January 1 and featured exclusive interviews with franchise stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, and Moreover.

less positive Potter news, the six-time Broadway award-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child recently made waves for firing star James Snyder following misconduct allegations. Additionally, author JK Rowling’s inflammatory statements on transgender rights have alienated many fans over the past year and Jon Stewart has made headlines for alleging anti-Semitic tropes in the Harry Potter films, although he later clarified that his comments were made in jest.


Both Back to Hogwarts special and all eight Harry Potter the movies are now streaming on HBO Max. The third fantastic beasts Payment, the Dumbledore’s secrets, is also set to arrive in theaters on April 15.

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Source: Gadget Hacks

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