When you have a top-notch smartphone like iPhone at your disposal, there is always a temptation to get the most out of it. That’s the reason why you want your smartphone to be ever-ready to not only let you perform intensive tasks like gaming and web browsing but also entertain you by streaming videos and music.
But, all these things can only be possible if your device remains fully juiced up. Whether you often forget to power up your smartphone in time or wish there was a better way to get a timely notification to plug the device into a power source, let me show you how to make Siri alert you when your iPhone battery is low.
How Does This Siri Shortcut Work?
To get going, let’s first perfectly understand how this cool Siri shortcut works! Apple Shortcuts app has got a lot more tricks up its sleeve than you can ever imagine. No prizes for guessing! We are going to use this very app to create personal automation and customize it to trigger Siri and speak the custom text whenever the battery percentage falls below a specific level.
More importantly, we can use this very automation to get Siri to get a timely alert when the battery rises above a particular level. Save this tip for times when you want your iPhone to get powered up faster.
Though the Apple Shortcuts app comes preinstalled, ensure that it’s available on your device. If the app is missing, go to the App Store -> find Apple Shortcuts and install it just like any other app. Note that the app requires your iPhone to be running iOS 12 or later.
Create Personal Automation to Get Siri to Notify You When the Battery on Your iPhone or iPad is Low
- First off, open the Apple Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad.
- After that, tap on the Automation tab at the bottom of the screen -> hit the “+” button at the upper right corner of the screen -> Create Personal Automation. If it’s the first time you are creating automation, you will need to directly tap on Create Personal Automation.
- Scroll down and choose Battery Level.
- Then, select Falls Below 50% and then use the slider to adjust the preferred percentage when you want Siri to send an alert when the battery of your iPhone is low. As stated above, you can also choose Rises Above 50% and then fine-tune the percentage level using the slider. After that, tap on Next.
- Tap on the Add Action button.
- Enter Speak in the search bar and choose the Speak Text from the result.
- Tap on the “Text” option that shows in the Speak input field and enter the text that you would want Siri to speak. For example; “GeekChamp, charge your battery”. Do note that you can hear how Siri speaks the phrase by tapping on the Play button at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap on Next.
- Next, turn off the switch for Ask Before Running to ensure the app does not ask for your permission whenever you trigger the automation. Be sure to tap on Don’t Ask (when prompted) in the popup menu to confirm.
- Finally, tap on Done at the upper right corner of the screen to finish.
That’s pretty much about getting Siri to alert you when the battery of your iPhone falls below a particular level. Going forward, Siri will notify you as soon as the power of your device goes below your selected level.
Thus, you will be able to power up the device to ensure it always remains fully ready to take on your tasks. It’s worth pointing out that later if you ever want to edit or delete the automation, you can do so right from the automation tab.