If you’ve ever used an Android device before or if you haven’t, you might have heard of the “Ok Google” command which will enable the Google Now voice control from the home screen. However, such a feature is not present in iOS in order to shoot up Siri by a voice command.
A new tweak in Cydia has been released in order to bring this functionality to iOS. Called ‘OkSiri’, the tweak will allow you to launch Siri just by saying “Ok Siri”or a predefined phrase. To be able to use the tweak, it requires an activator action to speak in the phrase.
Once you’ve installed OkSiri tweak and Activator if you don’t have it, you have to set an activator action in order to be able to use it. To do this, go to Settings and open Activator. From here, you’ll have to choose a gesture that will enable the tweak. Once you’ve done this, go back to the Settings page and open OkSiri. You’ll see a box where you have to type in the phrase that you want to use in order to activate Siri.
Once you’ve assigned the gesture and the phrase, you can now launch Siri by using the gesture to activate OkSiri and then say the phrase you chose earlier. A small microphone icon will be displayed in the status bar to show that the tweak is activated and ready to listen. The tweak will also be able to listen while the screen is off so you can set an activator action that will take advantage of this.
However, a downside to this tweak is that sometimes it stops listening for quite a few minutes and then starts again. With that said, you can get the ‘OkSiri’ tweak by installing it from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free.