Why Does Asking Siri To Charge Your Phone Call The Cops?

Why Does Asking Siri to Charge Your Phone Call the Cops?

Utter the words — and we don't suggest you do — "charge my phone 100 per cent" to Siri, and your iPhone will try and call emergency services, after a five-second grace period in which you can cancel it. But why?

It might be a bug. Or, as The Verge suggests, it could be a feature that allows you to secretly call the police if you're in trouble. It seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened (like a woman getting in touch with Pizza Hut to save her from a knife attack). So far Apple is yet to confirm why it's a thing. Any ideas?

Oh and again: Don't try this. Calling the cops without good reason is a dumb idea.

[The Verge]

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