Learning to use a new device can take time because it always takes practice. Sometimes that practice requires trial and error.  So here are some tips to get you through.

Trial and error can be frustrating. For instance when working with Siri, Google Now, or Cortana, you might have to try several different ways of saying things to find the one that is understood the best. For instance, if Siri is giving me directions and I want her to stop, I have to say “end navigation”. She simply doesn’t understand other similar command like “stop navigating”.  Not only do you have to try different things, but you also have to remember which one worked.

This is a great exercise for your mind, but if you don’t want to give your brain too much of a workout, you can always jot down the commands to help you remember. Whatever you do, don’t get frustrated, everyone has to do this with new devices.