How To: Use “Hey, Siri” on Your iPhone Unplugged & Cord-Free

Use “Hey, Siri” on Your iPhone Unplugged & Cord-Free

While the "Hey, Siri" feature in iOS 8 is useful for hands-free multitasking, you can only use the command when your device is actually charging.

Sure, you can press-and-hold your Home button to activate Siri while unplugged, but wouldn't it be easier to ask Siri hands-free about weather or movie times without having to worry about being plugged in or not?

Well, things just go easier. As long as you have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8, you can enable "Hey, Siri" without having to plug your device in anywhere. So, now you'll be able to ask Siri questions hands-free whenever you're driving or just want a more touchless experience.

On your jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8, head into the Cydia app and search for "UntetheredHeySiri," from developer Hamza Sood. Install the package, confirm it, then tap on "Restart Springboard."

When your device boots back up, go to Settings -> General -> Siri, then select "Always" under the Allow "Hey Siri" setting.

Now you'll be able to use the voice-activated "Hey, Siri" command anytime—with or without your iPhone being plugged in. Are there any other Cydia apps or tweaks that have caught your attention? Let us know in the comment below or hit us up on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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