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

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Siri stopped working

Since iOS 8.1 Siri stopped working for me. The sound and wave animation appear, but it seems the microphone does not register my speech, or it is not processed by Siri. I have read various "solutions"...
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iOS 6 kills battery life

I live in the Boston area (zip code 02421). Since upgrading to iOS 6, both my iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are getting really hot and last only 4 hours maximum, even in standby. Also, AT&T notified me ...
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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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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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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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Volume Randomly Goes to Maximum with Bluetooth Headset

I have tried using two different bluetooth headsets with my iphone 6 and when using the headset and hitting the "call" button on the iphone, the volume will sometimes go to maximum level. Basically ...
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What phonetic language an dictionary is supported by Siri on iOS?

I want to convince Siri to properly pronounce and recognise some of my contacts. I know that I need to tweak the 3 fields: Phonetic First Name, Phonetic Last Name and Nickname for that. Still, I am ...
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Notational velocity on the Mac, notes.app in iOS

With the introduction of the iPhone 4S and Siri I really want to stick with notes.app on the iPhone. However I greatly prefer notational velocity on my Mac to using mail.app. Other recommendations I'...
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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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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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Using Siri for commercial purposes?

Does anyone know what the rules are on using Siri for unintended purposes? I would like to actually hook it up to my company's phone number so that when someone calls in, I can have them routed to ...
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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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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 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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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"...
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Siri: “I can't update reminders. Sorry about that.” Why?

I use Siri to set reminders a lot, like a dozen times a day. This morning Siri is saying, "I can't update reminders. Sorry about that." It happens on my Watch, my phone and my iPad. I've tried ...
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How to have Siri pick from the list s/he just read to me?

Calling my friend XYZ using voice dial has become as easy as dictating one if his cell numbers to dial. Siri will recite: I have two numbers for XYZ. Which number would you like to call? (abc) def-...
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Adding content via Siri to text files in Dropbox?

Recently, I decided to move a series of lists I keep in the Notes app (Groceries, Shopping, Movies to Watch, Local Bands we follow, Local Restaurants we like, etc.) to a Dropbox folder that I share ...
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Disable Siri on lockscreen without password

Is it possible to disable Siri on the lockscreen while not requiring a code to unlock the device? I'm using iOS 7 and I think this was possible in iOS 6.
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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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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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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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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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Use Siri to play all songs (shuffled) in iOS 9

In iOS 8.4 and below, I could tell Siri, "play all songs, shuffled" or "shuffle all songs" no matter where in the OS I was. But now when I try that, Siri tells me that I must be in the Music app, ...
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Siri on my Apple Watch doesn't stop listening when I stop talking. Why?

I've had my Apple Watch for about a week and I use Siri constantly. For the first few days it worked like a dream: I'd raise my wrist, talk, and Siri would do what I asked. For the past few days, ...
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Siri: play all songs NOT shuffled

Does anyone know a way to ask Siri on iPhone or iPad to play an artist, but have the songs go in album order instead of shuffled? I have tried asking "don't shuffle" and "play X in order" and also "...
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Does disabling Siri replace it with Voice Control in IOS 7+

If you disable Siri in general, will holding the home button (when phone is locked) activate the old Voice Control instead?
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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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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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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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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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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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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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Can Siri add some form of timestamp to a Note?

I'd like Siri to add a timestamp -- I'm not too fussy about the exact format -- of the current day and time to the end of one of my notes in the Notes app. She can find the note just fine, but takes ...
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Why can't iphone 4S Siri rewind a podcast in the music app?

When I ask her to rewind she says Repeating the last 15 seconds. Hmm..., I can't seem to do that in 'Music' right now. This implies that she normally can.
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Is there a way to change back to standard Voice Control when there is no internet connection?

I have just got an Iphone 5 and love Siri, but, it is annoying that it only works when internet is available. ... I was surprised to see that when I turned Siri off, the phone went back to the ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Why is my Apple Watch Siri voice-to-text fast, but taking subsequent action is slow?

When I speak on my Apple watch - the text to speech is quite fast. (To me this seems like the harder Computer Science problem, and my understanding is that it is going over the wire - back to Apple - ...
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After updating to iOS 8, Siri won't work with internal mic after first try

I’m seeing this problem: Siri works fine the first time I try it after a restart, but on the second and subsequent tries, when I press and hold the home button, the screen turns gray and the ...
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iOS 7 Siri US voice quality sounds like iOS 6?

So this is weird. My phone was jailbroken few days ago but I messed it up so I had to restore. But when I activate Siri, the quality sounds like the one in iOS 6?? And Siri doesn't sound very fun now.....
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The “Where is my son” features - am I doing it wrong?

On the Siri help screen, one of the things you can say is "Where is my son". Now my thinking was that it does a "Find my iPhone" lookup to see where he is (since he also has an iphone). But ...