Siri has been grabbing a ton of headlines lately. Between the recently released jailbreak app called Spire and the ongoing development of SiriProxy, it seems like folks can’t get enough of the digital assistant.

With that in mind, it’s not surprising that we’ve come across another project starring the voice control feature: SiriPrefs. The utility allows you to launch iPhone applications and toggle system settings using Siri.

According to iPhoneil, an Israel-based iPhone blog, SiriPrefs is the brainchild of Israeli developer Danny Lisiansky. The project’s goal is to make Siri do things outside of its pre-defined abilities, including launching applications and opening system settings. Watch it in action:

Since most of the information on the project is in Hebrew, we are having a tough time figuring out how exactly SiriPrefs works. It appears to use URL schemes and also seems to rely heavily on the Microsoft Bing search application. Weird.

Regardless, SiriPrefs seems to work rather well, although the developer says that he’s no where near finished with it. We’re definitely interested to see the project materialize so we’ll keep our eyes open for any kind of announcement or release.

What do you think of SiriPrefs?

[Thanks, Chris!]

  • Looks fine… but.. i want siri in my ipod touch, and i don’t have 4s keys 😀


    • Get off your lazy ass an search for it. They have done a tutorial already.

      • This is America buddy being lazy is one of the best past times here

      • And I don’t get the tutorial 🙁 so yea

      • Anonymous


      • Kok Hean

        I heard that it isn’t compatible with the Siri GUI port (Spire).

    • You’ve been spamming iDB all day with the same comment. If you bothered to use the search box, you would have already found the tutorial you’re looking for. If I see one more of these comments, I will have to moderate you. Please don’t make me do this.

    • Here you go I found it for need to learn how to use the net…

  • abhay gulati

    But there is no jailbreak for 4S yet!
    Sigh,if only i could get spire setup. 🙁

  • Find it your self you lazy ass. They have already posted it on this blog. There is a SEARCH button.

  • L F

    trust me i put siri on my touch and it made the whole device run REALLY slow

    • Anonymous

      Which iPod?

  • Dany Lisiansky

    Hello, I’m the developer of SiriPrefs,

    A little fix to the article:
    You can use Google and Yahoo as well, I used Bing only for the video example.

  • it lags

  • Hi,

    I’m Asaf Moraz from iPhoneil, most of you readers didn’t get the idea…

    There is no need for JailBreak to run this thing, please stay tuned.

    • you will need a server! right?

      • Yes, SiriPrefs is a kind of server.

      • Anonymous

        Can we link to your server instead?

      • No, my server is running inside my own home network, and its not accessable via the internet.

      • May i test? Just if you want! I Can setup the server MySelf 😉

      • Dany Lisiansky

        Want to be a beta-tester?
        If you have experience with Linux, Send an email to

  • When I found this on you tube and sent it to iDB , I didn’t think the Dev would post awell..
    can I just say please keep up with this, it looks very promising
    P.s could you please change my name back to Burge…thanks ..

    • I will keep updating about the project.

      • Thanks..I just hope that Apple don’t find a way to stop this ..they carn’t can they ? …

      • No, they can’t stop it from working.

    • Anonymous

      Why? You hate chris? Lol

      • No not at’s just I’am never called Chris … Except for my family ..

  • Anonymous

    This might be the new sbsettings for i4s owners.

  • Anonymous

    i need the proxy link now! some else?

  • This is another Siri Proxy.

    • No, its not.
      It has nothing to do with Siri servers and nor with siri proxy.

      Also, siriproxy doesn’t allow to launch apps.

  • אסף סופר

    israeli project =]

  • If you want, I can translate for you all of the project. I speak Hebrew and I read sometimes in this website.

  • Anonymous

    Israel is the best! we are 7mil country and are tech achievment are greater then great

  • Do we really need another woman in our lives acting like they know it all?