A SIRI QUIRK has been uncovered in which the virtual assistant calls the emergency services if you ask it to charge your phone.
We're not sure why you would ask Siri to charge your Apple smartphone or tablet, but the team at The Verge did, and discovered an odd feature.
The report said that iPhone and iPad users saying: 'Siri, charge my phone 100 percent,' will prompt it to dial the emergency services, which is exactly what happened when we tried it here at The INQUIRER.
Siri will call the number 112, the European standard for emergency services, and will allow five seconds to cancel the call.
Apple has yet to rear its head and make official mention of the function, so it’s unclear why this happens. Some have speculated that the firm has provided a way for iPhone users to call the police covertly, but it's more likely to be a bug in iOS.
The Verge pointed out that Siri might just be reacting to the instruction 'phone' followed by a number, noting that if the command is 'Siri, charge my phone 911 percent,' it also dials the emergency services.
Siri receives a major boost in Apple's iOS 9 operating system, and isn’t one for shying away from the headlines.
The software's recent response to the question 'What's zero divided by zero?' became an internet sensation, after its rambling answer to the maths problem ended by saying: 'And you are sad that you have no friends.'
Our long-standing favourite Siri moment, however, is when the digital assistant barked at a young boy in Tesco: 'Shut the f*** up, you ugly t***.'
According to reports at the time, the 12-year-old boy had been trying out his iPhone 4S when he received the abuse from a cheeky Siri. It came back with the insult after the boy asked 'How many people are there in the world?' µ
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