Siri can read your text messages to you.
This can be very handy if you are in a situation where you just can’t look at your phone. (Perhaps, for instance, the road would be a better place for your eyes.)
(And sometimes it is just plain fun to use.)
If you have some unread text messages, hold down the home button until Siri asks how she can help.
“Do I have any new messages?”
“Read me my messages”
Siri will then read you all your unread messages, telling you (of course) who sent each one.
When she is done reading, she will ask you if you would like to reply or if you would like to hear her read them again.
At this prompt, you can say “No, Thank you” (I’m always polite with Siri )
“Reply ‘blah blah blah’”