With the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey and watchOS 8, Apple will reduce the possible integration of Siri with third-party apps, drastically reducing the type and number of commands users can invoke from the voice assistant for interaction with third-party apps.

This is reported by the site Macrumors highlighting that a page on Apple’s developer site shows a number of changes to SiriKit, the platform for implementing third-party commands that allows developers to add voice interaction to their products.

Apple lists a total of 32 SiriKit commands that will no longer be supported, and one of them is the one that, for example, allows you to book a ride with apps like Uber and the like.

In addition to the removal of voice commands to support riding apps with Siri, Apple will also remove integration with some productivity apps (for to-do management). Users of “to-do” and note management apps, such as Things 3 or Todoist, will no longer be able to create new task lists, delete a task from a list, or correct a note by simply asking Siri. However, the ability to create a new task with your voice will remain.

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Other changes include the deprecation (the removal of a feature that was previously documented and considered official) of SiriKit “intents” that allow you to make payments with third-party apps using Siri, search for expenses, or functionality for transferring Money between two accounts in a specific app. Apple has also changed several “intents” recognized by CarPlay, removing the ability to use Siri to set the in-car audio source, set the climate, adjust the seats, and set the defrost function.

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Apple will warn developers, asking them to update any apps that allow the use of these commands, and a warning will be shown when trying to compile apps that make use of “deprecated” features.

It’s unclear why Apple decided to remove support for certain voice commands with third-party apps. One assumes unspecified problems with elements that could be reported as “stifling” by competitors. Another hypothesis is Apple’s desire to push developers to increasingly leverage Quick Commands for various tasks, creating custom commands used for multiple tasks.