The much-anticipated Harry Potter reunion aired last week and it was everything we expected and more.
Seeing Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint many other cast members reunite for the first time in ten years was tear-jerking, to say the least.

Following Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, fans of the franchise have discovered something pretty amazing that you can do on your phone.

Did you know that you can cast Harry Potter spells using Siri? Yes, really. But does it work on Android too? Let’s find out…

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Can you cast Harry Potter spells on Android?

If you’re not an iPhone user, don’t worry. You’re not going to miss out, because the Harry Potter spells work on Android too. Yay!

Whilst Android doesn’t have its own inbuilt voice assistant feature, many people use Google Assistant.

Google Assistant is a free app that you can download on your Android device. Once downloaded, you can set it up so that the voice feature activates when you hold down or tap the home button.

Find instructions explaining exactly how to do it here.

Once set up, all you have to do is say the usual “Hey Google” before naming the spell. And Voila! Harry Potter spells right on your Android.

How to cast Harry Potter spells

So, what Harry Potter spells can you cast? Well, there’s a whole list.


The most popular spell is “Lumos” which in the films, illuminates the room. When you say “Lumos” to Siri or Google Assistant, it will turn your phone torch on.

Some people might have to say “Lumos Maximus”. Then, to turn off the flashlight, all you have to do is say “Nox”.

Accio Facebook

If you want to open a specific app, use the word “Accio”, which in the movies is a summoning charm.

You can use the word “Accio” before any app name, like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat.

Avada Kedavra

Another spell social media users have discovered is “Avada Kedavra” which is one of the three unforgivable curses.

If you say this to your phone, it will turn the brightness down and put the phone on airplane mode, essentially killing the phone.

Wingardium Leviosa

Fancy a holiday? Well, why not book a flight with a Harry Potter spell.

Using the words “Wingardium Leviosa”, which is a charm used to make objects fly, will automatically search for a flight from your location.

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The phone spells aren’t new

Whilst many people are only just discovering the phone spells following the Harry Potter reunion, it isn’t actually a new feature at all.

People have been able to cast Harry Potter spells using their voice automated systems for years, they just didn’t know it.

Records of the feature actually date as far back as 2016, but it’s only just going viral now.

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