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

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Siri stumbling over certain words with HomePod?

I have two HomePods in two different rooms in my house - call them "Living Room" and "Studio". HomePod Mini in the studio, HomePod in the living room. For what it's worth, I ...
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How to use 'Siri Voice 4' in terminal `say` command?

It complains voice not found say -v "Siri Voice 4" hi Voice `Siri Voice 4' not found. Yet I have it in UI available and installed and used by default But it's missing in the list of voices ...
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Siri mistakenly replaces a word in my calling command

I have an iPhone 15 Pro Max and I am facing a strange problem with Siri that started happening after the 17.4 update. The issue is that for some reason, when I use the voice command "Hey Siri, ...
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Contacts are showing only as siri found in app

I am using 14 pro max. My contacts are disappearing. When I search in contacts it shows as “siri found in app”. When i receive call/message/wattsapp it only shows number. Many times i upgraded ios.....
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Why Can’t Siri spell my child’s name

My son‘s name is Charlie, it is a very common name. But when I use voice to text Siri never adds the E at the end. I have tried adding the phonetic spelling in his contact, that does not work. Open to ...
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HomePod plays Apple-produced news brief, but not iPhone

On my HomePod, if I say “Hey Siri, tell me the news” I get an audio news brief produced by Apple. On my iPhone, if I say “Hey Siri, tell me the news” I get a remark saying I need to download an app ...
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How to remove or disable Siri in all apps?

In the iOS settings, there is a list of apps. Under each app, there is a setting to "Allow Siri to learn from how you use "APP"... How can I disable this for all apps? iOS version: 17....
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Creating an event via Siri in another time zone

I frequently need to create events in another time zone. For awhile, I would do this using Siri by saying “create event Call Mom at 4 PM Pacific Time.” The event would be created in the correct time ...
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Siri - location issue

Siri cant find my location on my macbook, despite having all location services on. Apple maps show my precise location, while google maps dont. Any suggestions ? Thanks
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iOS: Automate speaking text in the original language

I get messages in multiple languages. My iOS language is English. I know iOS is able to auto-detect a language, because when it works as expected when I select the text and tap "Speak". ...
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How do I open an iphone app and tap an item hands free?

I'm trying to find the best way to open an 3rd-party iOS radio app, and tap a preset station to play, hands free (I drive a ton). I'm picturing "Siri, ~shortcut name~". -I'm new to ios ...
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iOS feature, script or app to quickly determine who's calling based on AI search of the internet?

Most the time when I get a call from a random number, I ignore it, google it, and call them back if I recognise it’s from someone relevant. This process is annoyingly cumbersome for something I might ...
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How to get Apple Music to auto-generate custom playlists? Spotify-like

I've been a Spotify user for a while and appreciate that based on a genre, an artist, or even a single song, it can automatically create a playlist with that genre or with similar artists/songs that ...
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Network problem with Apple music when using "Hey Siri"

I often use the "Hey Siri" function to switch between playlists or different artists in my itunes library (mostly while driving). After some recent update sometime within the last year, ...
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How to ask HomePod to play a specific stream

I would like my HomePod (2nd gen.) to play this specific stream: Calm by Classical King FM radio. Quoting their their web site: Smart Speakers To access Classical KING on your smart speaker, use the ...
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Apple TV no longer allows dictation into Search fields

On Apple TV, when searching for content in various apps, on the screen with an alphabet used to type into the Search form, we see a prompt inviting us to press the Siri button to dictate rather than ...
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Wrong number calls to my business from Siri

For the last 4 months we have been receiving at least five wrong number calls every single day. All calls are coming through one particular number even though we have four numbers on our website. ...
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How to reset the TTS / Spoken Content system in macOS 14 Sonoma when voices will not download/activate?

I've noted that I cannot download voices in macOS 14 Sonoma any longer and when they "seem" to download, they will not activate or show as having downloaded. I cannot seem to use another or '...
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Asking siri to remind me does not work any more

When I ask Siri something like: "Remind me to ______ on Feb. ___" It used to always add it to my reminders. Now it says I have to open the app for reminders. When I do that it still won't ...
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macOS / iPadOS: keyboard language doesn't change sometimes

In 2021 I used iPad Pro 13' M1 with Magic Keyboard, language switch was set up for the Globe button. Sometimes language didn't change after the first press of the button, and it happened like 1 out of ...
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Siri provides incorrect business hours

When a customer asks Siri my business hours the reply they received is not correct. I have looked everywhere to determine where Siri is pulling this information, but cannot find the hours listed this ...
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How to add automator scripts to apple shortcuts?

I am trying to run a simple automation I recorded via Automator app, that will open my AirPlay devices and start screen mirroring to my TV (named as TV). I was able to record functional automation, ...
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Run shell script when I use the Voice Assistant button on my headset (MacOS)

Background: I would like to use the Voice Assistant button on my Headset to speak the title of the song that is currently playing. I would like to just have the button trigger terminal command located ...
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Siri app suggestions not working properly on iPhone

I have an iPhone XR running iOS 16.5. I have Siri suggestions turned on for apps. If I swipe down from my home screen, I get eight app suggestions which are partly based on what I’ve used most ...
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Ask Siri to change my wake up alarm time

In previous versions of iOS, I was able to ask Siri on either my iPhone or HomePod mini to “change my wake up time to 7 AM”. In recent versions of iOS, this feature disappeared. Now Siri says “you don’...
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Ask Siri for battery level on Apple TV remote

On our Apple TV 4K, we were previously able to ask Siri on the remote control “battery level”. The current amount of battery charge appeared on screen. That feature disappeared in recent versions of ...
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How to use Siri to initiate AirPlay

Today’s press release from Apple regarding version 17 of the HomePod software says: Siri support for AirPlay allows you to start an AirPlay session from your iPhone or iPad directly on your HomePod ...
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Disable Siri fully via terminal Ventura

What is the latest way to disable Siri via Terminal on Ventura? I'm ok to do SIP disable and re-enable later. I have tried sudo plutil -replace Disabled -bool true /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com....
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MacOS Ventura 13.4 Siri & spotlight has options "Listen to Hey Siri" and "Allow Siri when locked" totally missing from Siri & Spotlight

I've been facing issues in System Settings >Siri & Spotlight to show "Listen to Siri and Allow Siri when Locked" on MacOS Ventura 13.4 on MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running with open core ...
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Is it possible to tell my Siri to connect my iPhone to a bluetooth speaker? "Hey Siri, play some Jazz on the SoundBot Bluetooth speaker!"

Note that my SoundBot Bluetooth speaker will not be connected beforehand to my iPhone. It will be on, paired, but not connected. I want to tell my iPhone Siri to connect to and play on the bluetooth ...
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speech to text on iOS continually makes same mistake

As a person who uses speech to text very often, I need a reliable method of conversion. While I know this technology is not perfect, but I keep running into the same error and wonder if there is ...
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Can Siri not be used when lid is closed?

I use Macbook Pro (Ventura 13.0.1) with external displays with lid always closed. Can I use Siri? When open the lid, it works. But if closed, click Siri icon says "make sure the mic is connected&...
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Siri cutting me off while dictating

As a disabled person who often relies on 'Hey Siri' to transcribe outgoing texts I am finding it increasingly frustrating when I am cut off. This basically happens if there is any silence between ...
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How do I reassociate "Enable Smart Invert" with Siri voice command?

I recently updated my iPhone 12 to the latest iOS (v 16.4.1). Previously, I could tell Siri, "Enable Smart Invert" or "Disable Smart Invert" and the setting in Accessiblity -> ...
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Siri suggestion apps on iPhone 13 running iOS 16.4

I can’t find an exhaustive or clear answer to this online… When setting up a new iPhone 13 Pro with my partner something unusual happened. When I swiped down on the Lock Screen (after it says that no ...
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My headphones keep pausing, turning the volume up and down and opening Siri while listening to music

I have had my iPhone 11 Pro for around 2 years now and this problem started last year. Every time I put in one type of headphones, doesn’t matter if it’s from Kmart of offical apple ones, it ALWAYS ...
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stop Siri announce the type of called contact

Each time I call contact with siri it announced [name] + [type of the phone number] for example Dad - mobile. There is any way to prevent it from reading the number type?
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Using Voice Control during phone calls in iPhone

First of all, I'm using Siri and also Voice Control (the accessibility feature) regularly. From time to time, while I'm on a phone call, I get a weird notification of "to use voice control during ...
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Pairing AirPods Pro (2G) with Macbook without Siri

I see the "connect" button on the bluetooth list and I click the button. Then I see this window: The question asks if I want to enable Siri which I don't! So there is only one option for me:...
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Shortcuts Issue

I've had this working, but then it started messing up and now it won't perform at all. I can ask for "Hey Siri: Water Log" It gives me a visual "What's the text?" and I say "...
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Can I tell Siri not to yell in my ear?

I keep forgetting how loud Siri can be. I ask Siri to call someone and lift my phone to my ear and Siri yells in my ear hard enough to hurt that it is making the call. Yes, that is stupid of me. But ...
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Escape key press isn't registered on M1 Macbook

On my 14" M1 MBP running MacOS Monterey, pressing the escape key suddenly stopped registering for exiting dialogs or entering the command mode in VIM. I opened the on-screen keyboard in System ...
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How to turn "Hey Siri" on and off automatically on macOS

I have a colleague whose name has a couple of the same sounds as "Siri", and when I greet her in Zoom meetings with "Hey ", Siri virtually always responds, interrupting. It was ...
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Skip Currently Playing Song when Dislike Selected in Apple Music

When using Apple Music and a song plays that I don't like, I click "Dislike" but the song continues playing as if I might want to continue to listen to the song. Wow. If I instead tell Siri &...
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How to get Siri to play songs in my library?

Last night I was driving home and said "hey siri, play metric". Metric is a local band and I have one of their albums on my iPhone. Siri responded by subscribing me to Apple Music and ...
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Fast way to ask Siri to start a "Breathe" session in the Mindfulness app on Apple Watch?

The Mindfulness app on the Apple Watch (watchOS 9.2) offers two modes, one of them is Breathe. Is there a quick way to ask Siri to start a Breathe session, rather than tap-tap-tap my way to it?
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Configure Siri from Terminal

Trying to find ways to set up Siri through the terminal. The only thing I need is to uncheck "Enable Ask Siri" box. Can I make it by editing plist without whole Siri app shutdown?
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Avoiding user interaction for certain Siri automations

I have (finally) managed to setup a Siri automation which detects when I've left an area and switches off my Airplane mode, but it only generates a lock screen notification which I have to tap on to ...
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Prevent Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to Apple servers

Is there a settings combination on current Apple operating systems (macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16.1) that prevents Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to an Apple server? Apple's web page Siri ...
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Why is Siri no longer searching Apple Music?

For over a week now when I ask Siri to play something it won’t search Apple Music and it will reply that couldn’t find it on my library. I tried restarting, removing and reinstalling the app, ...
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