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Questions tagged [siri]

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

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How can I set the default audio volume for Siri playing music on HomePod?

I like to ask Siri to play music, a playlist or a specific song. However, (s)he likes 50% volume and that's too loud for me. I looked at the settings and can't find how to set this: https://support....
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Sometimes Siri immediately stops listening - how to fix this?

I use Siri all the time. Since updating to iOS 12, I’ve noticed an occasional problem where I cannot get more than a word or 2 out before Siri stops listening entirely. The wavy line goes flat and ...
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How can I add a Shortcut to my Apple Watch Home screen?

I want to enable/disable my iPhone's Cellular Data using my Apple Watch. Here's what I've done so far: 1) Created two Shortcuts, one to enable, and another to disable Cellular Data. 2) Added these ...
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Changing Touch Bar Icons

I want to have the Siri icon in the Touch Bar, but I want to change the icon to a black and white version. I find the colors distracting, and I want it to be visually consistent with all of the other ...
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Can’t disable Siri in iOS 12.2

How do I completely disable Siri in iOS 12.2? In previous versions of iOS, there was a simple setting you could toggle that would completely remove Siri from your system. This setting seems to have ...
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Can Siri be instructed to scroll pages for me in Safari?

I’m curious if I can do some hands free browsing through Siri. How integrated is Siri with Safari?
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How to prevent DNS caching on iOS

Does anyone know how to prevent DNS caching on iOS? My DNS cache keeps getting fouled up and it causes all sorts of issues that affect: Population of the bonjour pane in the VNC app Detection of ...
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Siri not working on iPhone SE, iOS 12.1.4

My siri stopped working completely. It seems like she is not receiving the sound at all. Needless to say, the "Hey, Siri" also doesn't work. since I switched to iPhone SE it stopped working. I hold ...
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Use the HomePod to turn on TV and Receiver

is there any way to have the Apple HomePod control my receiver? Here is what I am thinking: I would ask the Siri HomePod to play a playlist and Siri would automatically turn on my receiver (Sony STR-...
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Remove SIRI suggestion from lock screen

My lock-screen has a SIRI suggestion to play a podcast. I turned off Settings/Siri & Search/Suggestions in Lock Screen, but that didn't get rid of it. How do I remove it?
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How do I make sure Siri always suggests calling phone numbers listed as calendar locations?

Siri Suggestions is an awesome feature, but lately it has been inconsistent. When working properly, Siri would provide a shortcut on my iPhone's lock screen to call the phone number of my next phone ...
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Siri can't hear me

I can't use Siri on my iPhone 6 Plus. She can't hear me through the mic. I've followed all recommended "Siri Recovery" suggestions, to no avail. Strange thing is: "OK Google" hears me just fine - ...
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My Siri shortcuts don’t run after iOS 12. Siri gives Error Everytime

Apple branded apps can run with Siri Shortcuts perfectly. I send a demonstrate gif for phone calling with Siri shortcuts. On the second gif, you can see that real problem is with 3rd party apps. ...
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How do I determine what Siri commands an app supports?

When an app supports Siri commands natively, how can I figure out what commands they support? Note that this is asking specifically about app developer-defined commands built into the app. This is ...
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Why is my Siri getting activated in between conversation

Recently Siri on my iPhone 7 latest iOS is getting activated, if I am speaking loudly e.g calling someone from first floor. It usually get activated when I call my son or my wife. This is creepy and I ...
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“Hey Siri” does not respond while playing music

It seems it’s impossible to wake Siri up using the “Hey Siri” functionality while playing music (using either internal speakers and headphones.) Is there a way to solve this issue?
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Is it possible to set priority for reminders when adding reminder via siri?

I tried all sorts of things "Remind me with high priority to do XYZ", "do this with high priority on monday" etc... but siri doesn't seem to pick up on either of them. I've googled around but couldn't ...
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Extend “Hey Siri” Timeout?

If I breathe or pause longer than half a nanosecond, Siri decides I'm done talking and ends the command there. "Hey Siri remind me tonight at 11 to update vmware tools on---" I couldn't even get the ...
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Apple Maps Won't Navigate (Sporadic Problem)

Has anyone else ever had this problem? It seems to happen randomly. I do on-site repair work, always going to a different location. So I use my navigation almost daily. I just use regular old Apple ...
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Siri does not recognize Apple Music on macOS

When instructing Siri to play something on macOS that is not in my music library, it says, for instance, "You don't have anything by [artist] in your music". I can see that it suggests other sources, ...
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All Siri Shortcuts result in “Sorry, there was a problem with the app.”

I'm trying Siri Shortcuts for the first time and they don't seem to work at all. I can create shortcuts in the Shortcuts app, and run them from within the app, but when I assign them a phrase and try ...
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How to get back to Siri results

I have seen a few posts on how to get back to Siri results, but I can’t seem to get it to work. When I have a list of results, if I follow one and its a deadend, I can’t get back to the other results ...
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Can you activate Siri over a bluetooth microphone without pressing a button?

I ride a motorcycle with a full face helmet and gloves. The gloves do not allow you to press the home button on the iphone despite it being mounted right in front of you on the handlebar. The ...
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How do I create a Dictation Action on an iPhone or iPad?

I'd like to set up a Siri command to add a Trello card to a specific board and I heard that the only way to do this is via Dictation?
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How do I grab variable text from a Siri Shortcut command?

I'm trying to set up a Siri Shortcut where I can simply type/say "R Call Bob in 45 minutes" and a reminder will be created in my Reminders app for "Call Bob" with an alert set for 45 minutes from now. ...
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Siri on MacOS does not work with HomeKit

I have a number of Philips Hue lights which I can control from my iPhone using the Hue & Home apps as well as Siri. As long as I am connected to the wifi everything works well. After updating to ...
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How to completely disable, not just hide, Siri Suggestions in iOS?

I'm trying to turn off Siri Suggestions in iOS, with the goal of not having my device build patterns of what I do (regardless of whether it sends them, which it probably doesn't). I've turned off all ...
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Siri Window is not in native resolution when connecting external monitor to MBP

When using Siri on my 2017 MBP running macOS High Sierra, I noticed that the text in the window is not sharp.. The text and image are not sharp and it feels as if low-resolution images/text have been ...
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How can I use Siri without saying “Hey Siri”?

I have never used Siri; all that I have read says to activate it by saying "Hey Siri". This may be acceptable in American culture but I regard it as rude and vulgar. From childhood I have been taught ...
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Run siri commands in a shortcut

I upgraded to iOS 12 and would like to make yet another morning routine shortcut. I'd like it to run these audio commands that I ask Siri to do by hand: "What's the weather?" "Play the news" "...
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Trigger iOS Siri shortcut from a Mac

I tried to ask Siri to run my shortcut from my MacBook pro but it did not work... Does anyone know if it is possible to run a IOS shortcut from a Mac?
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Can Siri shortcuts be configured to mail a link to myself?

Yes, I still use my inbox as a todo list. Can I use Siri shortcuts and trigger it by saying “Mail this to me” or similar? When I try it always wants a subject line, but I want it automatically from ...
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How to correct “Speak Selection” and “Speak Screen” pronunciations?

I commonly swipe downward from the top of my iPhone screen to listen to Siri read the page displayed (enabled under Settings / General / Accessibility / Speech / Speak Selection), or I tap-hold and ...
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Is there a way to control ringer volume with siri?

I can't get siri to change the ringer volume. When I ask "increase the ringer volume" (or anything similar) I get the answer "You don't seem to be playing anything at the moment".
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Keyboard shortcut for “Show numbers” dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
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What server, DNS, or other settings are required to for tasks to be created by Siri and pushed into Exchange?

Our organization's iPhones were able to create Siri reminders as Exchange "tasks" until updating to iOS 12 and above. If someone could lay out the steps in which reminders or "tasks" are pushed into ...
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I don't have Siri enabled but get Siri suggestions in iOS 12

I've disabled Siri years ago, before updating to iOS 11 and now iOS 12 on my iPhone 6S. So I don't have Siri & Search in my Settings, but I do get Siri suggestions on my lock screen after a missed ...
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How to force Siri to use phone's microphone when connected to bluetooth?

It seems I ask the same question after every release of iOS. I want to be able to use phone's own microphone for Siri when connected to Bluetooth in the car. The reasons for that are many, but ...
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Siri sessions always transferred from iOS device to HomePod in a different room

I have an iPad in Room A, set up for "Hey Siri" and almost always plugged in. I also have HomePod two rooms away, in Room C. Whenever I invoke "Hey Siri" in Room A, the iPad lights up, Siri starts up ...
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iOS 12 Shortcuts with WhatsApp

With the new Shortcuts app introduced in iOS 12, you can create a Shortcut that sends a message to a specific WhatsApp contact. When you choose that option, the Shortcut will open the WhatsApp ...
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Where to search for more specific information about actions used in Siri Shortcuts app?

There is a nice user guide on Shortcuts by Apple https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios, but there should be somewhere some more datailed information as for example: what Pattern ...
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How to automatically trigger a iOS Shortcut (based on location/calendar)

I've done a lot of research and it looks like the only way to run Apple iOS shortcuts is manually - i.e. you have to manually do the trigger - either by pressing a button, getting Siri to do it (by '...
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Why does iMessage recipient show as green when sending message thru Siri Shortcuts?

I'm trying to use the built in "ETA" shortcut recipe. I add my wife as the recipient and run the shortcut. When it shows me the message for confirmation, her name is green, not blue. When I actually ...
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How to create Siri shortcut for Animojis

I want a Siri shortcut to open the Messages app showing the thread with myself. So I have to use the Open App action, and open Messages. But is it possible to pass variables to the action so that ...
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No spoken Siri feedback with Shortcuts actions

I created some simple Shortcuts in the new iOS Shortcuts app (iOS 12) to be invoked by Siri. Like: "Goodmorning Siri, start my morning routine" and then some actions. Now I also would like to let ...
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How to enable shortcuts through Siri on Apple Watch?

OK, so I've installed iOS 12 on my iPhone 8, and watchOS 5 on my Apple Watch series 3, everything is paired and set up. I have created a custom shortcut on my iPhone with the new Shortcuts app. If I ...
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Siri shortcuts voice input

Is there a possibility to make voice input with Siri shortcuts? I haven't found it. What I want to do is to create a new todo item on my todo app in my case trello, but I don't want to manually type ...
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Extract data from an iPhone with broken screen

I have an iPhone SE with a broken screen. I want to extract the data from it so I can keep my photos etc. Though, there's a little problem. Since I can't unlock the phone with the passcode, and if I ...
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Which microphone is used during FaceTime video call in iPhone SE?

I have an issue with my iPhone SE running iOS 11.4.1. I already spoke with support, and they are saying that it is hardware issue. Do you know which microphone it is used during video conversation in ...
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How to use AppleScript to make Siri shortcuts?

Is there a way for me to configure my MacBook with AppleScript so that Siri will tell me my schedule for the day and other relevant information I want to know? I would like to be able to write ...