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

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Pressing Siri button on Apple TV 4K brings up a keyboard rather than listening for command

On our older Apple TV 4K, pressing the Siri button brings up the swirling color ball as Siri listens and then immediately executes my verbal command. On our newer refreshed Apple TV 4K model, pressing ...
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What may be preventing iOS 15 rich web search results from being shown in Spotlight?

After upgrading to iOS 15 on my iPhone 12 mini, I was expecting to see rich results from the web in Spotlight, as in this example from an AppleInsider article: However, when I search for something ...
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How can I stop or pause spoken text playback with Siri?

While listening to a book or article using the Speak Screen function, there is no handsfree way to make it stop. If you take out the AirPods, Siri keeps reading the content out loud from the phone. Is ...
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Can I set a default "lights" per device in the Home app so that controlling the lights is more like on Star Trek (TNG)?

I use a few old phones permanently installed in different rooms with "Hey Siri" enabled. I have one home device whose name is just "lights" for the living room lights. It's the ...
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How to combine text items in a Siri Shortcut without skipping a joining character when a value is empty?

I am creating a tab-delimited file from reminders. Not every item in every reminder has a value, so I expected that some rows would have 2 tab characters next to one another, but instead, I'm seeing ...
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Stopping a HomePod Mini triggered timer remotely

I have many HomePod mini (at least one in every room/corridor). And after I went upstair to my bedroom I noticed the downstair HomePod mini (assuming in the living room) got triggered by it’s timer or ...
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How to create a Siri shortcut to play tunein radio on HomePod and Mac

How can I create a shortcut such that I can tell my HomePod "Hey Siri, good morning" and it will then play a certain tunein radio station on the HomePod and also on my Mac in the other room ...
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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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Use Siri to play currently selected podcast in Overcast

Is it possible to use Siri to play the podcast that's currently open in Overcast? Saying "Hey Siri, play Overcast" opens the app, but doesn't start playing the audio.
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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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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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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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How can I test a Siri Remote (without an Apple TV)?

I just got a new Siri Remote, intended to be used to advance Keynote slides with SiriMote. I tried pairing it with my MacBook Air, and it doesn't show up in the BlueTooth control panel no matter what....
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How do I ask Siri to tell me what my next Outlook appointment is (just MacBook/MacOS solution, no iPhone)

On my company laptop, all my meetings are in Outlook. How do I ask Siri to tell me what my next Outlook appointment is? I have no iPhone and using the Apple Calendar app is not an option. (because ...
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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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Siri fails to execute a shortcut, throws an error

I'm having troubles executing Shortcuts with Siri. It seems like Siri/Shortcuts doesn't have full disk access or something similar. I create a shortcut with a name "Showcase" see image below....
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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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What does the "Learn from this App" setting mean in "Siri & Search"?

Most apps have a "Siri & Search" section with a setting called "Learn from this App". I have three questions regarding this setting. What does this setting mean? What ...
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Escape button, Siri and possibly other features stop working after waking 2021 Macbook Pro

This does not happen every time my Macbook goes to sleep, but sometimes, I find that the escape button and Siri have stopped functioning after waking up. It goes back to normal after restarting. ...
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How to set several siri triggers for the same action (automation)

I am someone that is pretty forgetful and don't have the tendency to remember exact sentences that trigger automations on the Shortcuts App. This leads to me having to open the app every time I want ...
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How to fix broken text to speech rate on Big Sur

I'm on macOS 11.2 using a 16 inch 2019 MacBook Pro. I noticed when I use the text to speech functionality (system preferences > Accessibility > spoken content), the Siri voice doesn't adjust it'...
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How to Tell Siri to Send a Text Message with Special Characters Such as Enter (Newline or EOL) - Dictation Commands

I'm using Siri a lot in my car to send text messages. The problem is I don't know how to convert characters into the text. Think like questionmarks (?), dots (.) and enters. Example: This is a ...
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Using Apple Siri remote with Windows

I was wondering if there is a way to use the new Siri remote with Windows. There are solutions for macOS such as Sirimote, but I obviously can't use that. The remote works with Bluetooth, so it should ...
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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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I cannot call with Siri on whatsapp

After I update my iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 14 (14.0.1) my siri is not calling with whatsApp. I don't know what is the reason. I tried to make Shortcut but I cannot see action for call with whatsApp or ...
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Where is Siri finding this event?

I wrote this email to my sister earlier this week. However, it shows that "Siri found an event." Not only that, it found a time. How did this happen? For context, here's the email. (I didn't ...
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Strange issue with speech recognition on iOS 15.1 (and earlier)

My speech recognition doesn’t work, so Siri only hears part of what I say (the first word or 2) and when I try to dictate a message or text, same problem. However, when I test the audio using the ...
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Why can I no longer command Siri "go to sleep?"

I have been saying "hey Siri go to sleep" as I leave my home office every day since I got my iMac Retina a few weeks back. Today I got these responses: I haven't changed any settings, is it ...
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Why does Siri sometimes show me two copies of the same app?

When I say "Hey Siri launch Amazon Music" it frequently shows me two - seemingly identical - results and asks "which do you mean?" I cannot find a 2nd copy any other way and this ...
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Plain text agenda formatting recognition by Siri

I will be hosting a small conference and want to send an email to participants containing a full agenda as plain text or in form of a short pdf as an attachment. I wanted to format it that way that ...
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Will iOS 14.5 mean my HomePod can use Spotify?

Does this article mean that the HomePod will also be able to use Spotify as its default music service when 14.5 is rolled out? https://the8-bit.com/siri-now-allows-setting-a-default-music-streaming-...
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What does ContextStoreAgent do, and how can its database errors be fixed?

On my macOS 11.5.2 (Big Sur) system, the logs are full of the following error reported by a process called ContextStoreAgent: CoreData: PostSaveMaintenance: performPostSaveTasks threw something (1). ...
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How to make iPhone/Siri start timing?

I want to start a stopwatch to time how long something takes. There are many posts on count down timers (a.k.a egg timer) but none cover a way to start a count-up timer (a.k.a stopwatch) using Siri ...
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Asking for set colors for smart lights via Siri

I recently got "Smart Light Bulbs" and am trying to control them with Siri. In the Home app I have a pleasant off white bright color selected. Strangely in the app it looks strongly orange ...
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Siri Keeps Trying to Redirect Me to Asana When I Edit a Note

Having trouble with Siri. It keeps thinking that editing a note (from the default Notes app) somehow involves the Asana app: Me: "Siri, edit note" Siri: "What would you like it to say?...
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Hey Siri takes about 5s to appear, used to be instant

I'm on a brand new iMac Retina 27". When I first set it up, I turned on Siri expecting not to use it, but found it actually useful. When I said "Hey Siri" the popup appeared virtually ...
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Podcasts on HomePod - The timestamp I'm up to resets between plays

I used to have Google Homes but due to several reasons have replaced with HomePods. One of my use cases is to play podcasts in the kitchen (or wherever I am). The homepod is not remembering where i ...
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Siri won't send message to group

Since the last two updates (iOS 14.7 and 14.7.1) I am experiencing what it seems to be a small bug with Siri on my iPhone XR: Command: "Siri, send a message to A and B" Expected behavior: ...
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Asking Siri what is the weather

I use a Homepod on iOS 14.7 (and 14.6) I say "hey Siri what is the weather" Siri pauses and then replies "You need to continue on the companion device" I go to the device an Iphone ...
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Why can’t I turn on “Allow Siri When Locked” in iPhone 11 settings?

I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max with iOS 14.6. When I go to Settings, Siri and Search, the “Allow Siri When Locked” setting is disabled. I verified I’m not in Low Power Mode, and I have Face ID and a ...
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Can't control Siri setting for individual HomePod mini speakers in a pair

I have a two HomePod minis that are combined as a stereo pair, but I'm not able to control the settings for Siri in one of them (the one I added second to the pair as part of the process of adding it ...
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How to disable Siri?

I disabled it in Siri & Search settings and also in Youtube-specific Siri settings. However, the damn thing pops out every few sec when I’m watching Youtube in my headphones that also have a mic. ...
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How do I prevent apps from suggesting functionality shortcuts in searches on iOS?

In various contexts (all Siri related as far as I can tell), such as when I search for an app, iOS suggests links to functionality of apps I use frequently (e.g. show a weather forecast, or show next ...
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Pronouncing names in different languages with Siri

When I'm using Siri in one language, Siri can't recognize names in another language. Example: using Siri in English and asking to play a song whose band's name is in Spanish or French. Siri ...
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Auto toggle Siri language on iOS

Is there a way to create an iOS shortcut that toggles the Siri language between two (or more?) languages? This would involve opening System preferences selecting Siri & Search, selecting Language, ...
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How do I silence Siri on my HomePod mini?

By default, Siri on HomePod mini comes enabled and very loud, and the minimum volume (as far as I can tell) is irritatingly loud. In fact, the whole talkback from Siri (confirming commands, etc.) is ...
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HomePod no longer responds to Siri

HomePod does not respond to my Siri commands anymore. I have tried to reset HomePod.
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Why is Siri refusing to run a Shortcut when my iPad is locked until I hit “Continue”?

Whenever I try to run a particular Shortcut via Siri when my iPad is locked, Siri says, "Open app tap to run open app" and shows a dialog with "Continue" and "Cancel" ...
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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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