[Review] Error-O-Pedia for Siri - Have Siri Tell You About Your iTunes Errors
A lot of times you will be trying to restore or update your iOS device and you’ll be plagued with an iTunes error – absolutely annoying, isn’t it? A new Siri addon dubbed Error-O-Pedia for Siri
by iOS developer Krishna Sagar will now permit you to ask Siri why it’s happening and she will be able to tell you why you are getting the error and hopefully offer a solution for solving the error to get your iOS device all fixed up for a restore or update.
Above are three screenshot examples of the Siri addon in the works. The first screenshot is just of saying to Siri, “Let’s chat” because since Error-O-Pedia is an AssistantExtensions addon for Siri, you will need to enable the chatty Siri mode to use the addon. After you enable Chatty Siri, you can say something like, “iTunes error 3200” and Siri will explain to you what the iTunes error 3200 means and how to go about getting around it.
The database for Error-O-Pedia is quite extensive, but it’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t have every single error iTunes could possibly give you in its records. If you notice that an error message isn’t supported by Error-O-Pedia, the best thing to do is to notify the developer so they will be able to add to the database it in a future release.
Considering the usefulness of the Siri addon, one thing is for certain – you can’t use Siri if you are restoring the iOS device you installed Error-O-Pedia on since you’ll be in either DFU or Recovery mode when performing the restore or update. The key behind this Siri addon is to use your Error-O-Pedia iOS device as a go-to when another one of your iOS devices (or maybe a friend’s iOS device) has a problem. Apart from that caveat, Error-O-Pedia can be very helpful for the less experienced with iTunes that may not understand the errors and how to get around them. This addon could possibly save the user a lot of Googling.
Right now, the addon works decently, but there are some bugs the developer needs to fix for the next version of Error-O-Pedia, which will be released on the first of May. The update will fix a problem with saying, “Windows error XXXX” and also could add some more error information to the database. The update will be free for anyone that purchases Error-O-Pedia. If you are commonly plagued by iTunes errors and you have access to Siri, then check this Siri addon out.
Error-O-Pedia for Siri
iOS 5, Siri functionality, AssistantExtensions
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