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

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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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Troubleshooting the Network Connection on Apple Series 5 Watch (WiFi)

I bought an Apple Series 5 watch (WiFi), and although the updates are current its behavior calls into question whether the watch is misconfigured in some way or defective. Upon attempting to place a ...
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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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How to stop Calendar automatically adding invites?

Whenever I add a new event titled "Golf" in my calendar, it finds an old invitee from a Siri app. If I'm not super diligent and delete this, the invitation is sent. How do I permanently delete this ...
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How do you say “numeral” in french for Siri to get numbers right?

In english you would say "Hey Siri, Play Led Zeppelin *numeral* 4" in order for Siri to detect that 4 is a number rather that a word like "for". Do you know the keyword that replaces "numeral" when ...
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My HomePod keeps going off at inappropriate times

I work form home, and whenever I say something, the HomePod will just say random things unprovoked. Like for example, I'll say Im sorry to a customer, and the HomePod will say something along the ...
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How can I see which of my iPhone apps support Siri Shortcuts?

Is there an easy way to see which of the apps I have installed on my iPhone support Shortcuts? At the moment, I'm going one by one through each app in Settings and tapping through to Siri & ...
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Microphone works for Siri & Video Recording but not for WhatsApp, Voice Memos, FaceTime and calls in speaker mode

iPhone 8, iOS 12 Microphone NOT working for: WhatsApp voice messages FaceTime Voice Memos Phone calls in speaker mode Works for: Siri Video Recording How many microphones does iPhone 8 have? ...
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Siri doesn't respond while playing youtube on iphone xr

Try open youtube and play something, then try "Hey Siri" it won't work. But when I pause the video or close the youtube app it works. I also checked the Siri&Search settings for youtube and ...
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Siri spells mnemonic like the disease pneumonic

How do I get Siri to change her to spell it correctly?
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Why did Siri stop responding to “Hey Siri” on iPhone X iOS 12.3.1?

Since late March/early April of 2019, which means since iOS 12.2 through 12.3.1 Siri stop responding to "Hey Siri" on my iPhone X. I purchased the iPhone new in January 2018, and it has incurred any ...
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Determine which device AirPods have connected to using Siri

When I put on my AirPods, they automatically connect to the device that they were most recently connected to. However, without checking each device, I'm not sure which device they've connected to. I'...
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Siri doesn't work in macOS Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 15 with TB. The problem is that Siri doesn't hear me when a click the icon in the touch bar. I check my microphone settings and it looks good. I have macOS Mojave 10.14.5. But ...
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Siri takes too long to load on Mojave

I don't know if there are actually many people using Siri on Mojave, who would take an interest in looking at my problem. Basically, after a system restart or waking up from sleep, it will take Siri ...
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Siri shortcuts and headphones

is there a way to use Siri shortcuts and play music after connecting your headphones? I don't want to open my app every time I just want them to play the music as soon as I connect them.
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iOS Shortcuts feed Siri command via text input

For my “drive to work” shortcut I would like to continue playing whatever podcast I last listened to. There isn’t a shortcut for this so I have to say “hey Siri play podcasts” which achieves the above....
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Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts

Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts. I tried all the suggestions given on here and it didn’t work. Added the field ‘phonetic spelling’ and spelled it the way Siri is spelling it. Then added the ...
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How to make Siri aware of Google Chrome browser on Mac?

I have Google Chrome browser installed on my Mac. It's set as my default browser. When I tell Siri: Siri, open browser It launches Safari. I tell Siri: Siri, open Chrome browser It says "It ...
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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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