"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." Previously, Siri could be activated by voice only when an iPhone was being charged. Luckily for Stacey Gleeson of Cairns, Australia, she owned one of the newer models back in March when she realized from the baby monitor that her one-year old daughter Giana had stopped breathing.

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.


source: 7News

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50 Comments

1. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

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.

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

nothing to do with phones as all you can do at that point is try to get your child to breath, What device does what is unimportant.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

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.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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.

15. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Depend if you work in cellphone industry and see the reality like i do Apple is very annoying. Tired of having to support client who have issue with apple crappy software update.

22. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

'There is nothing worst that a grown man worried about a company getting attention that he cares nothing about.' A grown man not knowing the difference between 'worse' & 'worst'.

9. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

they basically have no s**t to write about

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maybe you're not a parent.

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who gives a crap what you can do, the only thing that matters is the baby lived.

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

'Okay Google' is not that useful?! GTFOH! I don't even have to look at my phone while driving because of Google Now.

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"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...

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow, good to know that the child is okay. That must have been a terrifying experience for a parent to go through. very happy the little girl is fine.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

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

36. TerryTerius unregistered

I am honestly mystified as to why the hell this would make you or anyone else upset.

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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.

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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.

17. Alan01

Posts: 614; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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.

26. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It should have been 'doctors saved babys life' anyways. Kind regards, Xperia14

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares, the baby survived.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's cause they're no life having idiots. The baby surviving is all that should matter to anyone...with a brain.

34. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

What matters the most is its an iPhone.

47. AlikMalix unregistered

Because it's the damn site is about phones!!!! Geez, God forbid someone gives a little mention of iPhone feature - all hell breaks loose... Relax.

43. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right!!! siri call the ambulance on its own RIGHT? her mother is doing nothing and siri is so perfect that it can automatically know the situation and call the ambulance on its own.. /s

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Head to another site then. The baby lived by the way.

8. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

*random apple hate comment*

10. Unordinary unregistered

Its the new fad for grown womenless low lives to do

11. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

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.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very very glad to hear the baby is ok.

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