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

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Siri shortcut fails to launch saying “The calendar is read only.”

I've created a simple shortcut on my iPhone app that saves current date/time to reminders. It requires access to Location and Reminders. It works fine when I launch it on the iPhone (saying "...
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Siri will not understand one particular word I say and its driving me nuts

In Australia one of our major supermarkets is Coles and I have their app. Everytime I say the word "Coles" Siri interprets it as "Kohls" so it can not find the app or the shopping ...
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Siri & speech-to-text not picking up voice on iPhone X

on my iPhone X, Siri and Dictation don't work at all. This has been like that for a bit and I haven't bothered trying to fix it until now. The UI comes up, the waveform is there, but it looks like it'...
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Is it possible to count time with Siri?

I'd like to be able to ask Siri: Start counting time [Some time later] Tell me how long it was? Siri: It has been 2 minutes and 10 seconds or Tell me the time with seconds Siri: The time is 3:19, ...
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To what degree is Siri listening?

Siri must "listen" for commands, however, that being said if it does not receive the command prompt "Hey Siri," can users rely on the algorithm to not record/send conversations or other private audio? ...
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Can I answer an incoming phone call on my Apple Watch using Siri command?

Is it possible to add a Siri command like "Answer the phone" when I have an incoming phone call on my Apple Watch? The use case is to be able to do that while doing any surfing-like activities with ...
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How do you create playlists of videos in apple tv

I need to control videos hands free and open a playlist with siri, but when I create a playlist in itunes and add videos to it, it only appears under music and not under apple tv where the videos are ...
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How do you stop an iPhone timer without touching it?

I locked my iPhone X in a clear, timed safe such as kSafe to prevent myself from being distracted by the phone. I thought it would be convenient to use Siri and the iOS clock app to start a tea timer ...
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giving MBP priority for Siri when iPhone and iPad are close by

This seems trivial but cant find answers for this. I have a MBP plus an iPhone and iPad. All on the same table. When i issue a hey siri, all 3 go off with mixed results on who is actually working.. i ...
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Match Siri parameter against array strings in scriptable?

If we write a Siri shortcut in javascript or python (e.g using scriptable or pythonista), and accept a parameter in the Siri request, is there a way to provide an array of terms against which Siri can ...
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Does a developer have to write a whole iOS app to make a Siri Shortcut?

I have some things I'd like to be able to get Siri to do, just on my own iPhone. I could write those things in plain python (possibly in some other language). Can Siri Shortcuts run these (python/...
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Prevent Siri from inviting to appointments

I am using Siri to schedule appointments and events in my calender. However, in many cases I wish to set the event title to "Meeting with {someone's name}", but every time I do so, Siri finds that ...
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Interface third-party device to Apple Health? [duplicate]

I have a smart plug which can monitor the power usage of a medical device while I sleep. I would like to know if I turn off the device during the night. I have a proof-of-concept client which can ...
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I made an AppleScript app and Siri won't launch it

I followed iFixit tutorial how to make "AirPods connect" app for Mac. It works perfectly but I cannot run it with Siri. Using Spotlight or clicking on it works, but Siri won't open it and says "I'm ...
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Can I choose a preferred (Siri / communications) device?

I have an iPhone, an iPad, an iMac, and a HomePod. When I say "Hey Siri", if all or some of the devices are close, they all try to answer. If I get a FaceTime call, they all ring. Is there a way to ...
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Can I ask location based commands from Siri for Home?

The problem: We have 4 rooms and I also have Philips Hue ;) I go to one of the rooms and I want to read. Then I want to ask Siri to put the "Set the Read scene in the Bedroom please", but nothing ...
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How can I insert a step into a Shortcut?

I've just started creating shortcuts for various things on my iPhone. It's been useful, but I find that as I create longer and more complex scripts, I find the interface rather poor. As an ...
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Can I get Siri to not bleep out Bitches Brew when I ask to hear that album?

I use Apple Music and have HomePod and Siri bleeps out some album titles rather than pronouncing them. One is “Hey Siri, play the album Bitches Brew” I see no place in the home app to set explicit ...
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How can I create a morning routine with my HomePod that would read me today’s weather?

I believe this capability exists in other smart speakers, and even in iPhone’s Siri (to an extent). I have a “Good Morning” scene setup in HomeKit where it turns on a few lights and starts playback ...
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How to create a Siri Shortcut that prompts to select a Reminders list that can be reused as a variable

I want to edit a Siri Shortcut I found which adds numerous items in a loop to the default iOS Reminders list. My idea is to prompt the user to select a Reminders list first and then use that list in ...
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Is it possible to use the phone speakers for Siri even when Bluetooth is connected?

I have my phone connected to a Bluetooth auxiliary adapter in my vehicle. Sometimes I have the audio source set to something else like CD or FM radio. The problem with this then is I hear no audio ...
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Using Siri on macOS through bluetooth audio device will break sound balance

It’s a bit complicated but something like this keeps on happening on my MBP: Play music with the Music.app on macOS through any bluetooth audio device that has a microphone (AirPods, speakers, etc) ...
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Is it possible to control Spotify on Apple TV 4K using Siri?

I have an Apple TV 4K, and have installed the Spotify app. This works well to browse and play music on Spotify when using the remote. Is it possible to find and play music on the Spotify app using ...
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How to find an iPhone when using AirPods and Siri?

When I ask Siri “where’s my iPhone” it answer in my AirPods instead of making noise on the iPhone. Any workaround there to get iPhone to speak up ?
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Is there any efficient way to make a shortcut to an Apple Book?

While you can make shortcuts, Home Screen shortcuts and ask Siri to do things like play a specific song or open a certain URL, I do not know of any ways to open a specific book. Is there any way to ...
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How to delete a downloaded voice from Siri in iPhone5s

I would like to delete a Siri voice that has taken up most of the remaining small space that i had left in my iPhone 5s. Can anyone please tell me how i should go about deleting the downloaded voice?
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How to get Siri to read result from the web

Siri is frustrating. I can ask her a question like "what causes brain freeze" (as one does), and she'll say "I found this on the web". But if I then ask her to "speak screen" or "read page", or even "...
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Writing eMails to get Siri to suggest adding calendar events

I want to trigger Siri Suggestions, so that when I write someone about an event, they get prompted to add it to their calendar. What causes an eMail to prompt Siri to try putting an event in your ...
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Pressing Siri button disables fans

Whenever I press the Siri button on the Touch Bar, it temporarily disables the fans on my laptop, is there a way to prevent this?
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Can I put my iPhone in quiet mode only for a limited period of time?

When going to the movie or attending to a talk, how can I put my iPhone in quiet mode only for a limited period of time, like one hour? In particular, it is mostly the case that I will forget to ...
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Apple Watch Siri problem: “Uh, oh. I lost the connection. Let me try that again”

I have an Apple Watch Series 5, with all the latest updates but I have a weird problem. Whenever I try to use Siri I nearly always get the response: "Uh, oh. I lost the connection. Let me try ...
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Can I use Siri to remember a parking spot?

Can I use Siri to remember a particular GPS location, then later navigate back to it? It seems like it should be possible but I don't know what the voice directive would be. I occasionally use a car-...
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Use Nora Siri voice for mp3 Conversion MacOS

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.1 (19B88) macOS Catalina recently made the new "Nora Siri" text to speech voice available for normal use. In the past, the voice would ...
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Can I create a Siri custom voice command that performs actions in an app?

I can't seem to find any docs for this so was wondering if this is possible. I have a SmartThings app on my phone for controlling my Samsung tv. I was wondering if I could create a Siri voice ...
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Siri suggesting contacts for Calendar scheduling how to turn this off?

Let's say I schedule an event using Siri for tomorrow. I say "Hey Siri schedule coffee tomorrow with Michael at 9 am." Siri will ask me which of the 9 Michael-s in my phonebook do I want to schedule ...
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Why do I have to say “lights outlet” instead of “lights” *sometimes* when telling Siri to turn on/off the lights?

There are periods of time (like a week or two) that happens maybe every 1-3 months where when I ask Siri to turn on or off a device plugged into an outlet, I have to use the word "outlet" when I ...
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How to run Shortcuts through Siri?

I’ve been using Shortcuts for a while and knew how to run Shortcuts with Siri, but since iOS 13, I couldn’t find the option.
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How do I remove Siri from the collapsed Control Strip?

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and prefer to have the Touch Bar display the escape button on the left, nothing but a custom widget that does nothing in the middle, and the collapsed Control ...
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How can I remove the Siri icon from the touch bar?

Version: 2018 running 10.14.4. I have the new Macbook Pro with the touchbar and I actually don't mind it. However, Siri always has an icon on the far right, no matter what app I'm in. And because it'...
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Slow down Siri voice in CarPlay

CarPlay can read back notes from the Notes app. However it reads the notes too fast. I've tried adjusting the speed in Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content but this had no effect in CarPlay. Is ...
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Haptic vibration when Siri is ready to listen - Worked in iOS 12 but gone in iOS 13?

With iOS 11 & 12 on my iPhone 5s, when I held down the home-button to activate Siri, I would get a haptic vibration when Siri was ready to listen for a command. Now, new phone (iPhone SE), and ...
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What are the criteria for when siri speaks a response on the watch?

iphone 8 running IOS 13.1.2, watch 4 running 6.0.1 If I push the crown and ask "is it going to rain today" I get a graphical response of the "weather circle" set to the precipitation percentage, but ...
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How to format email with event for Siri?

Is there any example showing how to correctly format email with that Siri would recognize and manage to fill all the fields in calendar event?
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Completely Remove Siri

Periodically I see this popup on my MacOS 10.12.6 screen: One case of it popping up is when I accidentally press a button on my headset. Here is the setting in my system preferences: How can I ...
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Ask siri to set alarm silently?

Is it possible to set an alarm with my voice to siri, receive confirmation, but not have her speak back? Is there a technique I can use to do this with all commands?
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How to make Siri audible to other person on the phone?

When Siri reads something I can hear it well. But a person on the other end of a phone call hears nothing of it. That's a good default. But how can I make the other person on the phone hear what ...
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“Hey Siri” suddenly stopped working on MacOS Mojave

Siri works perfectly after I manually click on the Siri icon on my TouchBar or click on the menu bar Siri icon so there is no issue with my microphone. Also there are no user accounts to manage in my ...
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Does anyone know if I can use Siri to make a phone call using Google Voice? [duplicate]

Either that or place a call with the phone app using my Google Voice number. I ported my main number out to Google Voice. I want to be able to make hands-free phone calls from my main phone number on ...
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How to allow Siri to call only specific persons

I use Siri to call some fixed persons(e.g. family), but sometimes Siri calls to wrong person. I don't need to call with Siri for other people. Is it possible to create whitelist or blacklist to call ...
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My iPhone XR keeps making emergency calls without any interaction from me

This is really weird: three times within the past week, my iPhone XR has called my mother-in-law via the Emergency Call feature, without any apparent interaction from me. Each time this has happened, ...

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