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Apple Testing A Voicemail Service That Will Transcribe Voice Messages to Text Through Siri

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Apple has been paying peculiar attention towards integrating Siri into more and more iPhone utilities and make it capable enough to be of better assistance to iPhone users. Taking yet another attempt in that direction, Business insider reports that the company is looking to gift Siri some added features including powers to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages.

It has come to notice that certain Apple users are currently testing a voicemail service which uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages, which will then be sent you as a text message of the transcribed voicemail through Apple’s iCloud service.

Wondering how it will benefit you ? Well, once this thing is done, you will never have to listen to your never ending voice messages again. Listening to a voice message takes to 30 to 60 seconds usually. Now, if you happen to have 10 to 12 voice messages in queue, it is certainly going to be one annoying hell of a task.

On the other hand, reading a text message takes at most 10 seconds and can perhaps save lots of your time if you are an extensive voice mail user.

It works on a simple concept. When someone using iCloud Voicemail is unable to take a call, Siri will answer instead of letting the call go to a standard digital audio recorder. iCloud Voicemail can relay information about where you are and why you can’t pick up the phone to certain people.

The voice message is the passed to Apple servers where they are converted to text message and send right back to your phone to pop up as a text message. No hustle and the work is done.

It’s not that Apple will force to endorse this new Siri feature. You can turn it off whenever you wish to. The new feature may come along with upcoming iOS update, that is iOS 9.

Apple has been making repeated attempts to extend the dimensions of functions that Siri can perform. iOS 9 will feature few of them including searching within applications and predicting what you want to do, with more to come up in upcoming upgrades.


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