A bug or a feature? Asking Siri to fully charge your iPhone will dial Emergency services


Siri, Apple's voice assistant, is definitely one of the sassier voice assistants around. This was recently proved by Siri's discovered ability to "burn" users who ask it to divide zero by zero, a fun (and annoying) response discovered by Aaron Paul, the actor who portrayed Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad.

Needless to say, there are other queries that will make Siri show its funny side. But that's certainly not all, as it has numerous actually useful features.

That said, we don't know whether one of the most recently discovered ones is explicitly an implemented feature or a weird bug. It seems that asking Siri to charge your phone to 100% will make the voice assistant call Emergency services (police, fire brigade, emergency medical services).

From the looks of it, this could be a nifty security feature that might be of great aid in emergency situations. After you ask Siri to charge your phone and it acknowledges your query, you are given a five-second window to cancel the outcoming call. However, such a security measure has not been listed anywhere, which makes no sense - why would you implement such a security feature and keep it deeply hidden?

It might also be a weird bug that is potentially dangerous - exploiting the issue and abusing said Emergency Services can harm the lives of those who actually need them. Be on your best behavior.

source: The Verge

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