Apple developers have traditionally placed high emphasis on the convenience of people with disabilities. For example, starting with iOS 11, Accessibility shortcuts can now be added to Control Center, and you can also make a request for Siri from the keyboard.
The new feature is called “Siri text input“. As you can easily guess from the name, it allows you not to ask the Apple voice assistant what you need by voice, but to write a request directly on the keyboard of your iPhone or iPad.
How to write Siri text requests on iPhone and iPad
To activate the new feature, go to Settings, go to the address Universal access → Siri and activate the switch opposite the inscription “Siri text input».
After that, Siri holding the Home button will always bring up the virtual keyboard on the display, not an animation to pick up your voice. The results will be presented in the form of stylish cards.
This option is perfect not only for people who are physically unable to say something (for example, mute), but also for healthy people (for example, when silence is required or you feel uncomfortable talking).