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“Hey Siri” Helps Mum Call Ambulance and Save Her Little Girl’s Life

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AppleInsider has a really heart-warming story about how Apple’s “Hey Siri” feature helped a mum when she needed to phone the ambulance service in order to save her daughter’s life.

Stacey Gleeson from Cairns, Australia, found her 1-year-old daughter, Giana, was not breathing. While trying to clear Giana’s airways, Stacey dropped her iPhone on the floor. Because the phone’s “Hey Siri” feature was turned on, it picked up on the trigger phrases that Stacey was using, and dialled first-responders in a voice-activated call. This meant that both Stacey’s hands were free to save her daughter during those vital first few seconds when she was able to get Giana breathing again, yet at the same time the ambulance was being called.

The Gleeson family said that they are telling their story now to let iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners know about the always-on “Hey Siri” feature, and to remind them to activate it via Settings> General> Siri and Allow “Hey Siri.”

AppleInsider notes that when the Gleeson’s story was reported on 7 News in Australia, they had to edit out any mention of “Hey Siri” to avoid viewers’ iPhones being accidentally triggered when they watched the broadcast at home.

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AppleInsider has a really heart-warming story about how Apple’s “Hey Siri” feature helped a mum when she needed to phone the ambulance service in order to save her daughter’s life.

Stacey Gleeson from Cairns, Australia, found her 1-year-old daughter, Giana, was not breathing. While trying to clear Giana’s airways, Stacey dropped her iPhone on the floor. Because the phone’s “Hey Siri” feature was turned on, it picked up on the trigger phrases that Stacey was using, and dialled first-responders in a voice-activated call. This meant that both Stacey’s hands were free to save her daughter during those vital first few seconds when she was able to get Giana breathing again, yet at the same time the ambulance was being called.

The Gleeson family said that they are telling their story now to let iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners know about the always-on “Hey Siri” feature, and to remind them to activate it via Settings> General> Siri and Allow “Hey Siri.”

AppleInsider notes that when the Gleeson’s story was reported on 7 News in Australia, they had to edit out any mention of “Hey Siri” to avoid viewers’ iPhones being accidentally triggered when they watched the broadcast at home.

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