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iPhone users should be careful asking Siri this one command

iPhone users should be careful asking Siri this one command
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Use extreme caution if you happen to ask Apple's personal assistant Siri to charge your phone to 100%. Let me explain.

In tech speak, whenever something does not go exactly as planned, it's universally called a "glitch." Now, iPhone users far and wide are scratching their heads about this latest iOS glitch. What could it mean? Was it placed there on purpose?

If you say the following words to Siri, "Charge my phone 100 percent," that might not happen.

You might have five seconds to cancel an automatic call to emergency services. Could this really be a super-secret code to use for domestic abuse, kidnapping or other crimes? It's not too far-fetched of a scenario. A kidnapped woman used the Pizza Hut app to call for help for her and her children.

I told Siri, "Charge my phone 100 percent," and Siri simply replied, "This is not within my capabilities." Other people have reported that it does call emergency services. It appears Apple is on it and fixing the glitch.

If you want to have fun with Siri, ask these questions:

  • Tell me a joke.
  • OK Glass.
  • Do you follow the three laws of robotics?
  • Open the pod bay door.
  • What's better, Windows or Mac?
  • Can I borrow some money?
  • Talk dirty to me.
  • Why did the chicken cross the road?

Bonus Siri Tips: Siri will also tell you what planes are flying over your head, songs playing and more. Have fun and impress your family and friends. Click here for cool ways to use Siri.

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