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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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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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Hey Siri not working when on battery

I have an iPhone SE and I have activated Hey Siri. On the setup screen it says it will only work when plugged in but it works even on battery. My friend has an iPhone 6 and it only works on power ...
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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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If Only We Could Activate Siri over Bluetooth Mic 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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Change Safari "Siri Knowledge” Wikipedia language

Is it possible to change the preferred language of the Wikipedia articles that Safari presents? I’m running Norwegian macOS, but I’d like the English Wikipedia articles to be suggested instead.
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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 ...
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Siri Windows API: Make Windows PC print a document via voice command to Siri HomePod

I have a Apple ecosystem in my apartment along with a Windows PC. I am wondering whether Apple offers making a Windows PC on my WiFi network controllable by my Siri enabled HomePod? If I could make ...
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Configuring Siri to tell me the things I want to know in the morning

Is there a way for me to configure my MacBook or iPhone so that Siri will tell me my schedule for the day and other relevant information I want to know (like what the weather will be for the day) ...
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Can I ask Siri to connect an Apple TV to my AirPods? The AirPods are already paired.

What is the correct command to get a 4th Generation Apple TV to connect to AirPods using Siri? When I try “connect to my AirPods”, all that happens is the Settings app opens and “Video and Audio” is ...
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iOS11 find contacts in other apps not working

I have iPhone 6s with iOS 11. Somehow I accidentally turn off Siri setting Find contacts in other apps (Settings > Siri & Search > Contacts > Find contacts in other apps), but after turning it ...
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Siri finds images in Photos even though search has been disabled - iOS 11.4.1

I was demonstrating Siri yesterday to my friend, showing how it can search the internet for random images (show me an image of a chickadee, a Volkswagen GTI, Albert Einstein, a pressure cooker, etc.) ...
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macOS Mojave Siri is not working - No Mic Input option

I am having trouble to get Siri work on my iMac. I have macOS Mojave 10.14 Beta (18A336e) installed. Siri is not detecting any mic neither built-in nor external. When I tried to see in the ...
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Why does British Siri change “profoundness” into “profundity”, and what other words does it change?

The voice used in the British version of Siri, which is identical to the "Daniel" voice on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above, reads out the word "profoundness" as "profundity". This substitution happens ...
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I have several iPhones / iPads, and when I say “Hey Siri what's the weather tomorrow”, only my main phone will respond, how is it designed?

That's is, if I have several iPhones and iPads on the desk for lying there for an hour, and I just said, "Hey Siri..." without touching any of the devices, only the phone that I use most often will ...
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iPhone pronouncing contact names with English accent

Why is my iPhone pronouncing contact names with English accent? On my friends iPhone Siri is speaking in English but the caller name when I am recieving call it says in Czech language.
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How to customize new Siri voice in the Speech of Accessibility?

Siri has a peppy new voice. And I want to use this voice to help me read selected texts. However, I don't know how to set it. Why can't we use the new Siri voice? System Preferences --> ...
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Can Siri's voice be used to read selected text on iOS?

I've enabled the feature that allows reading out loud of selected text, however whenever I chose Siri original voice (I'm using Siri British female) iOS seems to ignore this and always tries to read ...
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Siri unable to determine my location despite location services enabled

Specs: MacBook Pro Late 2012 running macOS High Sierra I am trying to ask Siri to tell me what the weather is in my current area, but apparently Siri is saying that it doesn't know where I am, ...
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How can I prevent Siri from announcing who it's calling when I ask it to make a call?

If I tell Siri, "Call 919 555 1234", it announces "Calling 919 555 1234" before making the call. If I tell it, "Call Chris mobile", it announces "Calling Chris - mobile." I'm happy to have the text ...
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Why on Apple TV 4K, using Siri with “Move forward by 2 minutes” moved the movie back to near the beginning?

When I was watching the movie at 00:50:00 (about 50 minutes into the movie), and I said to Siri on the Apple TV 4K, "Move forward by 2 minutes", it moved the movie to 00:02:00 (near the beginning of ...