Skip Siri, but use speech-to-text
In my experience, it is not easy to go through the entire process of sending a text message via Siri. It's frustrating, time-consuming, and has a (non-scientific) 50 percent failure rate. (To be fair, you can make Siri more efficient with some configurations.)
A more useful feature is speech-to-text within the Messages app. So, you do the work of selecting the recipient, but instead of typing your message, you speak it.
Go to a message thread and tap the text field. Then tap the microphone icon by the spacebar, wait a beat, and begin speaking your message.
May 11, 2012 3:12 PM PDT
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