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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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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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Can you dictate Emoji on iOS?

iOS (and presumably OS X) understands the underlying Unicode descriptions for Emoji icons. When reading iMessages back to you, Siri can use these descriptions to translate Emoji into words. For ...
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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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Control master audio volume with Siri

I Can't control my iPad master volume with Siri, and I'm surprised about that. Is there a way to do this control via Siri?
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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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Possible to use Siri to trigger custom actions?

These days, Macs have Siri. Siri even works offline for tasks like dictation. When Siri interprets audio into written words, can I somehow capture those written words, and trigger a self-defined ...
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“Hey Siri” does not respond while playing music

It seems it’s impossible to wake Siri up using the “Hey Siri” functionality while playing music (using either internal speakers and headphones.) Is there a way to solve this issue?
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Use the HomePod to turn on TV and Receiver

is there any way to have the Apple HomePod control my receiver? Here is what I am thinking: I would ask the Siri HomePod to play a playlist and Siri would automatically turn on my receiver (Sony STR-...
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Changing Touch Bar Icons

I want to have the Siri icon in the Touch Bar, but I want to change the icon to a black and white version. I find the colors distracting, and I want it to be visually consistent with all of the other ...
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Can’t disable Siri in iOS 12.2

How do I completely disable Siri in iOS 12.2? In previous versions of iOS, there was a simple setting you could toggle that would completely remove Siri from your system. This setting seems to have ...
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Can Siri be instructed to scroll pages for me in Safari?

I’m curious if I can do some hands free browsing through Siri. How integrated is Siri with Safari?
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Can I ask Siri to connect an Apple TV to my AirPods?

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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How can I hide calendars from Siri?

When I open the Calendar app, I have some hidden calendars which I don't normally want to see. But when I ask Siri what meetings I have, it shows me all the events. I don't need to know what my ...
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Can't enable Siri in High Sierra?

When I click "Enable Ask Siri" in the Siri Preferences Panel I get a message saying Siri sends information like your voice input, contacts, and location to Apple to process your request I click ...
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How to prevent DNS caching on iOS

Does anyone know how to prevent DNS caching on iOS? My DNS cache keeps getting fouled up and it causes all sorts of issues that affect: Population of the bonjour pane in the VNC app Detection of ...
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Siri not working on iPhone SE, iOS 12.1.4

My siri stopped working completely. It seems like she is not receiving the sound at all. Needless to say, the "Hey, Siri" also doesn't work. since I switched to iPhone SE it stopped working. I hold ...
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Can Siri add some form of timestamp to a Note?

I'd like Siri to add a timestamp -- I'm not too fussy about the exact format -- of the current day and time to the end of one of my notes in the Notes app. She can find the note just fine, but takes ...
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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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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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Why is my Siri getting activated in between conversation

Recently Siri on my iPhone 7 latest iOS is getting activated, if I am speaking loudly e.g calling someone from first floor. It usually get activated when I call my son or my wife. This is creepy and I ...
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My iPhone settings are not showing Siri

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 10.3.1. The Settings app does not show the Siri option. I want to enable Hey Siri and I have restrictions disabled. Here are some screenshots: Settings View Inside ...
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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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How do I make sure Siri always suggests calling phone numbers listed as calendar locations?

Siri Suggestions is an awesome feature, but lately it has been inconsistent. When working properly, Siri would provide a shortcut on my iPhone's lock screen to call the phone number of my next phone ...
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Remove SIRI suggestion from lock screen

My lock-screen has a SIRI suggestion to play a podcast. I turned off Settings/Siri & Search/Suggestions in Lock Screen, but that didn't get rid of it. How do I remove it?
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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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Siri can't hear me

I can't use Siri on my iPhone 6 Plus. She can't hear me through the mic. I've followed all recommended "Siri Recovery" suggestions, to no avail. Strange thing is: "OK Google" hears me just fine - ...
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My Siri shortcuts don’t run after iOS 12. Siri gives Error Everytime

Apple branded apps can run with Siri Shortcuts perfectly. I send a demonstrate gif for phone calling with Siri shortcuts. On the second gif, you can see that real problem is with 3rd party apps. ...
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How do I determine what Siri commands an app supports?

When an app supports Siri commands natively, how can I figure out what commands they support? Note that this is asking specifically about app developer-defined commands built into the app. This is ...
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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 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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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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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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Can you activate Siri over a bluetooth microphone 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Using dictation to transcribe audio files in batch?

I have lots of audio files that I want transcribed. Dictation is the best transcriber I have found that will run on my MacBook (there exist others like PocketSphinx but this is no where near as ...
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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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How can I record my weight using Siri?

I want to use Siri to record my weight in Apple’s Health app. However, when I tell Siri “Record my weight as X pounds”, she responds “I can’t answer that on your iPhone, but you can find it in the ...
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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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iOS 11: Allow searching for All Apps

Apparently iOS no longer automatically includes apps in the search. Frankly, that’s the only thing I ever search for. According to the accepted answer in Why is iOS unable to find my apps?, I need to ...
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2010 MacBook Pro fan gets loud

My 2010 MacBook Pro (running macOS 10.13 High Sierra) fan gets super loud when I open more than one app at once. (This has been happening ever since I had El Capitan installed.) However, it can go ...
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Is there a way to make Siri play BBC radio stations?

Is there a way (legitimate method or an ugly hack) to enable streaming of bbc radio (four) simply by saying a voice command to Siri? On Amazon’s Echo, saying “play radio 4” begins streaming bbc radio ...