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Someone Programmed Their iPhone To Respond To Harry Potter Spells—And It’s Genius

Product designer Ben Markowitz was futzing around with his iPhone last Friday and decided to program Siri to obey Harry Potter spells. Then, being the good neighbor he is, he shared it with all of us on Twitter.

Check out Markowitz’s awesome trick to activate your iPhone’s flashlight using a spell from the Wizarding World:

We think it’s safe to say people were feeling it:

Though this Twitter user wasn’t so sure:

And one person pointed out that the spell “Lumos Maxima” is not in the books:

But this commenter on Quora says it does make an appearance:

Harry uses it in at least one of the movie adaptations:

Apparently, Ben Markowitz wasn’t the only one with this idea.

Check out this person’s tweet to see the hack in action:

All of this proves that fans of the book series and movie franchise aren’t slowing down with their love of all things wizarding anytime soon.

In fact, last April Fool’s Day, a fake movie poster made its rounds on the internet, igniting everyone’s appetite for a movie adaptation of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The award-winning, two-part play is based on a short story by Jack Thorne, J. K. Rowling, and John Tiffany and has been running in London’s West End since 2016 and opened on Broadway in April.

Alas, fans will have to make do with the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, slated to hit theaters this coming November.

H/T: Twitter, Photo via YouTube



Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to favorite 80s or Disney villains tunes. TWITTER: @nessnix, INSTA: @nessnixtony