"Hey Siri" feature saves baby's life by calling for an ambulance
posted by Alan F. / Jun 07, 2016, 2:16 PM
Gleason rushed into the baby's room and as she fumbled for the light switch on the wall, she dropped her handset and reached into the crib to grab her daughter, who was turning blue. Nearly paralyzed with fear, Gleason remembered her iPhone lying on the floor. "Hey Siri, call the ambulance," she shouted. Quickly, the ambulance was on the way and Giana started breathing again. While this happened last March, the parents only are discussing the incident now. Giana had been diagnosed with a chest infection and bronchiolitis at the time she stopped breathing.
To turn "Hey Siri" on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Siri. Toggle the switch that reads Allow "Hey Siri" to on. Remember, if you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus you can use "Always on Siri" at any time. As we pointed out above, earlier iPhone models need to be plugged into a power outlet (or a power bank) for you to be able to activate Siri using your voice.
Giana's dad, who is often away for his job in the Navy, said that his Wife's quick thinking saved their daughter's life. "It might have given the precious moments Stacey needed to revive Giana," he said.
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Have to give credit to Iphone on this one... I'm not fan of the platform but this is a really cool and useful feature... I know there is Google now on Android but to be honest... is not that useful.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:27 PM 8
why is this story up here pa all phones can call for 911 without touching phone. this is the second story about this kind of thing on apple and i think maybe 1 on android.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:32 PM 4
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You're actually counting lol! Your hatred for Apple concern me! As I said before, if you do t like their product, do t buy it. It's as simple as that. There is nothing worst that a grown man worried about a company getting attention that he cares nothing about.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:53 PM 7
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i can do exactly this on my moto x play and even more than what Siri can do. how google now is not thats useful? you clearly not using it on a day to day basis as i do.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 3:59 PM 2
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"I know there is Google now on Android but to be honest... is not that useful." One seriously naive dude spotted. Calling contacts/numbers with just your voice is ancient stuff in Google Now, long existed before apple copied the hands-free voice-activation feature...
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 5:37 PM 2
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Ok, tell us something we didn't already know.. Off course googlenow, cortana or whatever in the position would have done the exact same thing. Stop with these glorified as articles. Pls
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:30 PM 2
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Let's not turn this into a fanboy war of "Ha, our features are better then your features". It has no place here as this has to do with something of a higher value - Life. PA - all device are capable of this and to single out a device instead of just stating that a terrified mother was able to save her child and call for medical help hand free is really missing the point of the modern technologically advance age we live in.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:31 PM 2
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agreed. tired of PA been biased to one phone maker and talking like they are the only one able to do this. Mostly all new phone can do this.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 4:01 PM 3
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True, most new phones can do this. But what is the story here? Did Google Now or Cortana call for an ambulance in this story? No. Had they, I would have written that Cortana called for an ambulance. You guys are so blinded by fanboyism that you're missing the story here. Is the fact that Siri was used the main point of the story? Not at all. You guys are the ones that are making this out to be a Siri v. Cortana v. Google Now fight. Regards, Alan F.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 4:19 PM 9
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"Hey Siri" feature saves baby's life by calling for an ambulance" "One of the new features found on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus is "Always on Siri." This allows the user to activate Apple's virtual assistant by saying the phrase "Hey Siri." You were saying? Title & first 2 sentences of this thread. I guarantee PA wouldn't post this thread if she used a rotary phone, flip phone or walkie talkie. Yes at the end of the day the most important thing about the story is that the girl is okay, but don't think that PA didn't jump at the opportunity to praise an Apple feature when Google's had that same feature for 3 years.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 5:10 PM 5
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*random apple hate comment*
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 2:53 PM 3
Its the new fad for grown womenless low lives to do
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 3:11 PM 1
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It’s as if Apple says to reporters: If you promise to cover it with endless credulity, we’ll stage a party you’ll never forget. And the media says: Hey, could we do it a few times a year? It’s great for pageviews.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 3:27 PM 1
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