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

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Can I make the "Hey Siri" popup go away without using my mouse/keyboard?

After saying "Hey Siri... do " I am always left with the Siri popup and have to press Escape or use the mouse to remove it: It seems odd a voice assistant requires manual input to dismiss ...
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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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Voice Control is launching on its own,also since updating to ios10 there is no menu to turn off Siri between Sounds and Touch id and password

Since updating to ios10, voice control intermittently launches itself,also between Sounds and Touch id/password under settings the menu for Siri has disappeared.
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List of specific apps on my iPhone with Siri integration

How do I see that list and the commands I can use for each app?
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How do I tell Siri which device I'm talking to?

When I have multiple Apple devices in the same room, and I use "Hey Siri", sometimes the wrong device will respond. This isn't always a problem, because a lot of things work the same no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 does menu bar show Siri using microphone?

Since updating to macOS 12.5 I always see an orange dot in the menu bar indicating that Siri is using the microphone. It never goes away, even after I disabled Siri in System Preferences. Is this a ...
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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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How to set several Siri triggers for the same action (automation)

I am someone that is pretty forgetful and have the tendency to not remember exact sentences that trigger automations on the Shortcuts App. This leads to me having to open the app every time I want to ...
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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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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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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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How do I change the text size of result displayed via Siri Shortcuts?

If I ask Siri for e.g. the price of bitcoin, it shows a nicely formatted text like down below With Shortcuts, I can display a dialog with arbitrary content, with the "Display Result" action....
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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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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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Siri Shortcuts error - I'm trying to run an Applescript that uses "System Events"

I'm trying to run an Applescript that centers the window with focus. The shortcut works well, but when I try to use voice command with Siri a "System Event" error occurs, apparently Siri ...
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Can I enable "Hey Siri" only when using AirPods?

I have "Hey Siri" turned on so I can use my phone hands-free when my AirPods are in (if I'm running, washing dishes, etc.). But I'd prefer not to have it listening all the time. Is there a ...
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Siri shortcuts fails with airplane mode [duplicate]

I'm running iOS 16.0.3 and have created a simple Siri Shortcut automation to switch my phone to airplane mode when it connects to my home WiFi (and another to disable airplane mode when leaving the ...
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What should I tell Siri to set up a reminder on Wednesday at 3pm with text "Team meeting is tomorrow at 4pm"

These phrases and variations don't work: Hey Siri, remind me on Wednesday at 3 pm about a meeting tomorrow at 4pm Hey Siri, remind me about tomorrow's 4pm Team meeting on Wednesday at 3pm. ... What ...
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CarPlay starts playing music after activating Siri even if no music was playing before

This issue has been driving me nuts: if I listen to music or a podcast, pause it, and then activate Siri using “Hey Siri,” the moment the Siri interaction ends it resumes playing the music/podcast, ...
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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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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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Run script/automator action from bluetooth event

I've just started using a new pair of wireless headphones, that have some assistant magic integrated. That works great on my phone, but on my Mac it does nothing (or, it tries to do something to Siri, ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to use Siri with my Bluetooth?

I have a new Bluetooth headset and would like to use Siri with it. As far as I know, the standard way is to hold down the "call" button for a long press. Unfortunately, my headset treats a 3-second ...
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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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mac OS microphone only works when using Siri, works fine on bootcamp

As the title says the mic only works in Mac OS when using Siri in any other application it is just muted, the input level in system setting is always 0 as shown in the picture unless I'm using Siri. ...
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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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Hide Siri's window on macOS Sierra

After asking Siri a question on macOS Sierra -- her response window just stays pinned in the upper right corner. Is there a keyboard shortcut or another siri command to hide that window without ...
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Why does "Look Up" on iOS briefly flash and image?

When I use "Look Up" on iOS, I briefly see an image flash, which then vanishes: I've had this behavior for several iOS upgrades, and through two hardware changes. I assume the image is ...
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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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Change podcast show using Siri

I'd like to tell Siri change a show while listening to podcasts, while already playing. Tried many queries like "Change podcast show", "Skip this episode", "Next" and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Run Siri commands in a shortcut on iOS

I would like to make a routine shortcut. I'd like it to run commands that Siri can understand but the apps don't have Shortcuts actions for: "What's the weather?" "Play the news" &...

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