How many of you dreamt of becoming a wizard growing up?

Dressing in a cloak and waving around a stick was commonplace for many children growing up at the height of Harry Potter’s popularity.

The novels introduced a generation into the magic world of reading and the film series which began in 2001 went on to become one of the most successful and beloved movie franchises of all time.

Recently, audiences were invited to revisit this exhilarating universe courtesy of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts special, with the original cast shedding light on the experience.

Not only that, but your phone invites you to get into the spirit too. So, let’s talk about how to use Siri Harry Potter spells…

still from Harry Potter Hogwarts Tournament of Houses clip, TBS

Siri Harry Potter spells explained

Using iOS’s Siri you can access a handful of Harry Potter-inspired features.

Working on both iPhones and Androids, on the other hand, is the spell “Lumos”. In the films and novels, saying this spell allows you to illuminate the room.

It works the exact same way with your phone, as saying it turns your flashlight on. If you’re having issues getting it to work, it may be worth saying “Hey Siri” beforehand. To get it to turn off, on the other hand, simply say “Nox”.

Although this sounds like it may have been introduced for the recent reunion special, it turns out that some Potterheads discovered this wonderful feature as early as 2016.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts | Official Trailer | Amazon Prime

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Casting a spell upon your phones

If you’re well versed in the realm of Harry Potter then you can probably recount a list of spells at any given moment. Perhaps you remember both “Accio” and “Wingardium Leviosa”.

Using the iOS shortcuts feature, there’s one called Spells that you can click on to access a number of magical possibilities.

As noted by Distractify, adding the spells as contact names may make them easier to use. Then you can simply ask Siri to perform them and amaze your fellow Harry Potter enthusiasts.

“Wingardium Leviosa,” automates a search for a flight from your location, which ties in with the spell’s meaning in the books; it allows things to float and they perform it on feathers in the first installment.

On the other hand, a more sinister spell in the Potterverse is the killing curse, “Avada Kedavra”. Dictating this to Siri turns the brightness on your phone down to the lowest level and puts it into airplane mode.

Let’s give a ranking

With the reunion special filling us with nostalgia, it seems a fitting time to offer a ranking of all eight movies, listed from worst to best:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Nevertheless, every single one possesses its own magical quality.

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