Siri is a voice control system introduced with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S.

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iPhone plays/pauses/skips songs and activates siri only when connected to earphones

I have had my iphone 5s (still have version 7.1.1) for three years now and never have encountered such a problem until recently. When I plug my earphones, it works well depending on whether i want ...
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iOS 9.3 offline dictation not working

I have an iPad Pro 12.9 and an iPhone 6s, both have "hey siri" enabled, along with dictation. However I can't get the offline dictation to show up. I initially thought it was because I live in Italy (...
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How do I tell Siri to show me pictures I took at a state park rather than pictures of the state park from the Web?

I took some pictures up at a state park where I was camping. When I tell Siri, "Show me pictures from XYZ State Park", Siri performs a Bing image search. When I say "Show me pictures I took at XYZ ...
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Communicate with Siri via text (command line) not speaking

I use macOS Sierra beta. It's the first time I play with Siri. I enabled always iOS and macOS privacy/security options, nevertheless Siri knows very much about me. Is it possible to input text for ...
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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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How does Siri come up with contact suggestions?

Are they recent from days, months? How long ago? Are they calls, text, FaceTime?
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Setting a durable pin-mark in maps by using Siri

It's possible saying to Siri: "Show me my current location". Then it opens maps and marks the current position there. One can then setting a persistent mark by using touch-screen. Now I ask myself: ...
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Running Siri on OS X El Capitan

Would it work if I run Siri on OS X El Capitan by copying Siri.app from macOS Sierra to the OS X El Capitan? Just want to find out what exactly would happen even though OS X El Capitan doesn't ...
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Whats wrong/ and or what should I do about my Iphone?

The screen of my iPhone 4s has gone blank and does not turn on, even by use of a charger. However, it does make noise and vibrate, and sometimes I can hear Siri if I ask her a question, but it takes a ...
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I'm using a Hesh 2 Wireless and I'm trying to use microphone but voice control/ Siri keeps popping up

So I'm trying to record a video so I can teach my brother how to use YouTube. I haven't done YouTube yet so I might be making a really stupid mistake. Anyways, I read the Hesh 2 Wireless guide and it ...
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Unable to use Siri to ask questions not dictate on standard keyboard

When I hold down the home button I can usually ask Siri a question and she will reply with an answer to web results. Now, it's as if the microphone is not working and after a few seconds my voice ...
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iOS 9.3.2 - Siri Suggestions Shows Wrong Contacts

I have iOS 9.3.2 but this bug has been bother me for a long time so I'm sure it was present before version 9.3.2. When I'm on the first page of apps on my home screen I swipe to the right to access "...
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Cancel accidental Siri activation

How do I tell Siri to go away when I activate it by accident? The best I can come up with is "Cancel", which works but replies that "there's nothing to cancel". Functional, but irritating. Searching ...
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How to configure browser used by web page Reminders?

How can I change which browser the Mac Reminders.app uses to open "this webpage" associations for a Reminder, so I can change the "Open Google Chrome Canary" notification button to an "Open Mozilla ...
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Why can you not set a Siri button for an external remote on Apple TV?

On the latest generation Apple TVs, you can add external buttons and set which button does what. The Siri button never appears. Why does it not appear?
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Siri: How to add an item to specific Reminders list AND set a reminder time? [duplicate]

TL;DR: Is there a way for Siri to create an item in a specific list, and add a timed reminder to it? iOS 9 Siri is able to add an item to a specific Reminders list in this fashion: Hey Siri; ...
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How can I ask Siri what my current cell phone number is?

I generally buy a new SIM card each time I arrive in a new country, so when I'm traveling, my phone number tends to change. I can find out what my number is by Settings>Phone>My Number, but it'd often ...
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List of cars which support Siri Eyes Free mode?

Apple has a list of models that support CarPlay. Does there exist a similar list for models with Siri Eyes Free mode?
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What types of words can Siri understand easily

Siri has a lot of trouble understanding my Irish accent. for example when I ask it to add something to my "Quick" list, it complains that it can't find the "Quit" list. How can I find a set of words ...
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How can I use siri to add tick box items to a note?

I have an elderly relative that can no longer write legibly due to a tremor. Can we use siri to add tick box items to a note?
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What can I use Apple TV for in an Android household

I recently got an Apple TV (the new siri version) at a stupidly cheap price (Supermarket mislabeled it as the last version) it seemed rude not to buy it! But now I'm not sure what to do with it. ...
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Have Siri tell me when something is ready

Is there a way to set a reminder or an event so when that event's time comes the iphone will say something like "your eventA is ready, keep in mind the traffic". Where that phrase is something i can ...
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How to Tell Siri to Send a Text Message with Special Characters Such as Enter (Newline or EOL) - Dictation Commands

I'm using Siri a lot in my car to send text messages. The problem is I don't know how to convert characters into the text. Think like questionmarks (?), dots (.) and enters. Example: This is a ...
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Siri isn't able to access data in my phone

I have had my 6s plus for over a year now and have used Siri from the get go. For a month now Siri no longer works properly. If i ask Siri to call someone (either by name or relation) Siri just says "...
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How to tell Siri <<EOF>> when I am done talking, eg, over steady background noise?

Sometimes the ambient background noise in my environment is enough to keep Siri engaged after I've just asked Siri for something. Siri can hear my voice clearly atop the background noise, as evidenced ...
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Is Siri's audio wave a correlogram?

Back in the days of the Macintosh IIfx, when Dylan was going to be the Next Big Lanugage, I saw a video of a research program on voice recognition at Apple. The research claimed that the key to ...
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“Remind Me” about Google Docs

I learned about the "Remind me about…" feature of Siri a few weeks ago, and I tried to remind myself about a Google Document, but it claimed it couldn't. I tried in the actual document and the "...
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How do I stop the help/search feature from EVER auto-calling people? iPod Touch, iOS 9.2

My real concern is the the AUTOMATIC ability of my device to call out to people (FaceTime) without ANY confirmation from me. Not just FaceTime, but anything similar as well (texting/email). All the ...
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“Hey Siri” also works for other persons than me

Why does the "Hey Siri" command on the iPhone 6S also works for other persons? I thought it is recognizing only my voice, but today I found out that is not true! Is there something I can do against ...
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Siri can not activate some alarms on iPhone 6S Plus with iOS 9.2

When I use the "Hey Siri" feature to enable an alarm it usually works. But recently I've encountered a problem. The conversation with Siri would go like this: <me> Hey Siri, wake me up at 7 ...
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Change Default Calendar on Apple Watch

When I use Siri to create appointments on my Apple Watch, it gets dropped in my iCloud calendar. Is there a way to have this go to a different calendar? On iOS, you can find this in settings, but the ...
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Make Siri Ding Again on Pressing Home Button

So according to this Apple support article, Siri doesn't make that bell sound after holding the Home button to launch it on iPhones with iOS 9 or later. Instead, it vibrates. On your iPad or iPod ...
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How can I get Siri to shuffle all songs by Phish?

Every time I ask Siri to "shuffle all songs by artist Phish" it shuffles all songs by "Real Big Fish" from my collection instead. Siri seems unable to understand that "fish" and "phish" are ...
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Change Siri Search Engine iOS 9

I'm using Siri on an iPad Pro and I've set the default search engine in Settings > Safari to Bing but when I search for something with Siri it defaults to Baidu. I know that the default search engine ...
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Why is iBooks progress incorrect in my Siri Suggestions, and how is this fixed?

In this case, Siri Suggestions implies that I have just started the book. I've actually been reading it for weeks and am on page 685/1985. Clicking the Siri Suggestion for the book brings me to the ...
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How can I “delete” the last word, using iOS dictation feature?

iOS dictation is a great feature, which mostly works both for Siri and for apps supporting an onscreen keyboard. However: is there a voice command I can use to backspace or delete the last word? I ...
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How to turn on “Hey Siri” when plugged in, but not always on

I would like to have "Hey Siri" on my iPhone 6S when plugged in, but not all the time. Is there a setting for that, or was that feature lost with iOS 9 and 6S?
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How to ask siri about event length in calendar?

How do I ask Siri about event length in calendar? She tells me that I have event and it starts at 10am but asking 'how long does it take' or 'how long is it' confuses Siri.
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Siri is called repeatedly out of control

I face a problem with Iphone 6. In the middle of work (particularly listening to podcasts), Siri wrongly thinks she is being called, pauses the main work, and starts asking for order. Edit: "Hey Siri"...
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How do I make Siri send text messages to a specific number?

How do I make Siri send text messages to a preferred address? I & someone else both have iPhones, and the other person often uses Siri to send text messages to me. I generally send text messages ...
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Take a photo using Siri voice activation?

I'm a new user of Siri since I recently upgraded to iPhone 6s. What I can't figure out though is if I somehow can take a photo using only Siri? Obviously I tried and failed and my google skills doesn'...
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Siri Voice Feedback Not Functioning on iPhone 6 (iOS 9)

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 9 – Siri has become speechless all of a sudden. It appears to have went dumb; there is no voice feedback whatsoever. Siri answers all of my questions correctly with an ...
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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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When can I tell Siri to 'Remind me about this'?

Sometimes when I tell Siri "Remind me about this" or "Remind me about this when I leave/arrive/get home/work/car" she replies: OK, just tell me what you want to be reminded about. And other ...
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No voice feedback when using Siri with American accent in iOS 9.0.2

I'm using Siri with American accent in iOS 9.0.2. But it doesn't have voice feedback, even though in navigation mode in Maps. Once I switch to British accent, Siri speaks. Is that a bug for Siri in ...
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Siri can't text someone even though it can call them, email them, and show me their contact information

I ask Siri to "Send a text message to John Smith". I get a response, "You have two contacts named John Smith, and neither has a phone number or email address". However, if I bring up John Smith's ...
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Notes created via Siri don't sync with Gmail until they're manually edited

For years, I've successfully used Siri to create notes that were then synced with Gmail, as described here: http://lifehacker.com/5569758/seamlessly-sync-iphone-notes-to-a-gmail-account A few weeks ...
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How to hide “Siri app suggestions” in iOS 9?

When you swipe down on the homescreen, iOS 9 now displays a row of app suggestions below the Search field. Is it possible to hide this row?
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Issue with Siri suddenly misunderstanding what I say

Siri used to be great for voice dictation on my iPhone. All worked well. One day, though, she started misunderstanding one specific sentence, namely "à la ligne" (new paragraph, in French). since then,...
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Use Siri To Launch App

I am trying to use Siri to launch an app. So I say "Open Hipchat", however Siri interprets it as "Open Hip Chat". Which she then doesn't find it because the app is named "HipChat" and not "Hip Chat"...