How To Share Anything on Your Screen Using Siri on iPhone (New for iOS 15)

Siri has a new feature with iOS 15: the ability to share whatever's on your screen!

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One of the most convenient iOS 15 features is a new Siri capability. Now you can say, "Hey Siri" and ask Siri to share whatever's on your screen, including websites, photos, and more. Here's how to use Siri on iPhone to share anything on your screen. 

Related: 10 Siri Voice Commands for iPhone for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Save time by having Siri share content rather than tapping buttons.
  • Share content hands-free when your hands are messy, like in the kitchen!

How to Use Siri to Share Things on iPhone (New for iOS 15)

One of the iOS 15 features I like the most is the ability to share just about anything on an iPhone screen using Siri. Want to learn more about how to use Siri on iPhone? Check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to share a web page, photo, location, and more with Siri.

Important: Before you begin, you'll need to know how to set up Hey Siri, so you can use this tip hands-free. Also, please note that this feature can only share using the Messages app at this time. Also, you can't share content from every app, though native Apple apps all seem to work with this feature. Third-party apps like YouTube, for example, may not work at all or be only partially functional. You can only send screenshots from the YouTube app at this time. 

  1. Open an app or web page that you'd like to share something from and say, "Hey Siri, share this with [contact name]."
  2. Siri will let you know whether or not the function works with the app youre using.

    feature not supported on Messenger
     
  3. If sharing with Siri works in the app or webpage you've chosen, you'll be able to add a message before sending. You can dictate the message or type it manually.  

    add a message if desired
     
  4. Tap Send or say it out loud, and Siri will send your content. 

    say Send and Siri will send the link or photo

Now you can use Siri to share things with your contacts on iPhone! What do you think you'll try first? Let us know in the comments!

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.