If you’re getting uninterested in taking note of Siri, you’ll now choose Alexa instead. Amazon has updated its iOS Alexa app to its house Screen widget on both iPhones and iPads.
Once you’ve downloaded and updated the app, you’ll be ready to add an Alexa widget anywhere on your home screen. Tap thereon to speak to Alexa anytime you would like it, or Ziggy, Amazon’s new male counterpart. But, of course, if Alexa’s timers and reminders control the remainder of your smart house, it’d be more convenient to use the Amazon voice assistant.
However, there are some functions that Alexa can’t perform as a third-party app. Currently, only Siri can change the screen’s brightness, activate ‘Do Not Disturb,’ and alter other settings on the iPhone or iPad itself.
If you’re concerned you’ll be saying goodbye to Siri forever, fret not. By adding an Alexa widget, you’re not replacing Siri entirely. Instead, users will be ready to toggle back and forth between both voice assistants for various needs. Essentially, you’re getting the simplest of both worlds on one device.