Here are 10 Harry Potter spells that turn your iPhone into a wand

Potter lovers can bring magic to their iPhone with a few special tricks.

Thanks to Siri and a few easy hacks, you can make your device cast all kinds of spells that you will know from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

From Lumos to Silencio, here are 10 to try.

Some will need setup on the iPhone Shortcuts app, but they are very simple.


Probably the most famous pottery talismans are the Lumos, which Harry and his friends use to light their wands as they lurk in the corridors of Hogwarts at night.

Just like a wizard or a witch, you can ask your iPhone to light up too – or at least your iPhone’s flashlight.

Just say: “Hi Siri, Lumos.”


Lumos wouldn’t be complete without the ability to turn off the lamp, too.

This is where Nox comes in.

Just say: “Hey Siri, Nox.”

A bright light is emitted from Harry Potter's wand.
Tell Siri “Lumos” to light up your phone as the wizard does to light their wand.
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The ‘Akyu’ mantra

Accio is used by folk magic to summon things to them.

Unfortunately, you can’t bring items from around your room like Harry – that would be a thing – but you can use it to unlock apps.

Of course, it’s worth noting that you can ask Siri to open apps without having to say Accio, so this app is best for hardcore Potter fans.

Just say: “Hey Siri, Accio” and name the app.

Hermione Granger holding her wand.
Telling Siri to “Accio” is a great way to open certain apps on your iPhone.
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Spells using the Shortcuts app

The following spells can only be performed using the Shortcuts app on iPhone.

For each, start by clicking the + icon at the top right, followed by “Add Action.”

Lumus Maxima

Find and select “Set Torch”.

You’ll notice an arrow pointing to the right next to the words “Turn on the flashlight.”

Click on it and adjust the brightness.

Finally, name it “Lumos Maxima” at the top and hit the play button at the bottom.

Now when you say, “Hey Siri, Lumos Maxima,” the light will turn on to its brightest.

Voldemort uses a spell in battle at Hogwarts.
Similar to Lumos, Lumos Maxima will light up your phone, but this trick will light up your screen at full power.
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Be calm

Silencio does what it says on the tin – silence.

Find “Adjust focus” and click “Off” until it changes to “On”.

Name it “Silencio” at the top and hit the play button at the bottom.

When you say “Hey Siri, Silencio,” it will automatically switch to Do Not Disturb mode.

Harry Potter uses his wand.
A Silenco spell will turn your phone on the Do Not Disturb setting.
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Muffliato is used in Wizarding World to create a muffle so others cannot overhear private conversations.

On the iPhone, you can do something similar, by adjusting the volume along the way.

Find “Set Volume” and take the percentage down.

Call it “Muffliato” at the top and hit the play button at the bottom.

When you say “Hey Siri, Muffliato,” you will lower the volume.

Harry Potter practices his spells under a blanket.
By telling Siri to “Muffliato,” you can automatically lower your phone’s volume.
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Sonorus is perfect when you want to turn the volume up to the right.

Do the same thing as the Muffliato above, but this time set the volume higher and name it “Sonorus” instead of of course.

When you say “Hey Siri, Sonorus,” it will activate.


If you want to adjust the volume to something milder, use Quietus.

Repeat the same process but use a medium size instead, such as 50 percent.

When you say “Hey Siri, Quietus,” it will work.

Harry Potter dressed as Hogwarts.
The Muffliato, Sonorus, and Quietus spells follow similar iPhone setup instructions.
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humnum revolution

Homenum Revelio reveals who is in your presence.

If you use Find My Friends, you can have them do something similar.

Just search for “Open URLs” and add it.

Set the URL to “findmyfriends://”

Then say, “Hey Siri, Homenum Revelio.”

Harry Potter screams while casting a spell.
“Point Me” mantra is a great way to open your phone’s compass app.
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point me

Need help getting around?

Point Me is the talisman to use — or in the case of the iPhone, the compass app.

Find the compass and rename it “Point Me”.

Then say, “Siri, point me.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced here with permission.