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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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Can I use Siri with these apps?

Could YouTube, Todoist, myEmail (fill in name app your looking for) be controlled/used with Siri? Could a third party iOS app be controlled by Siri?
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Prevent EarPod play/pause button from activating Siri on macOS Sierra

I have installed macOS Sierra. I often work on my Mac while on the go, and then I play music using iTunes over my EarPods connected via the mini-Jack plug. The button allows me to pause the music, ...
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Why is iOS unable to find my apps?

Since updating to iOS 11, search is unable to find my apps. Is this a new feature of iOS 11; a bug; or something that will eventually resolve itself over time? I have so many apps that the only ...
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How to completely disable Siri on Sierra?

I have answered 'No' to Siri initial prompt, but I can still see it in my process list. I've tried to kill it, but it loads again immediately. How can I unload and remove Siri from my Mac?
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Is there a way to extend the time you can talk to Siri for?

If I start Siri and ask to send a message or email, it will ask who to, takes the name from me etc etc. When I come to saying the message I can only say a few words before being cut off. I then need ...
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Siri's voice on macOS Sierra is not natural

One thing I've noticed while using Siri on macOS Sierra is that Siri's voice is not natural (not even close to natural, it sounds like the default system voice of my Mac). How can I get Siri on macOS ...
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How to add a reminder to a specific list and time via Siri

I can say " Add call friend to my Work list " and Siri will add that reminder to the specific reminder list WORK. However, if I imply any time, it will add it as a calendar entry. Yet when I say " ...
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How can I “delete” the last word, using iOS dictation feature?

iOS dictation is a great feature, which mostly works both for Siri and for apps supporting an onscreen keyboard. However: is there a voice command I can use to backspace or delete the last word? I ...
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Running Siri on OS X El Capitan

Would it work if I run Siri on OS X El Capitan by copying Siri.app from macOS Sierra to the OS X El Capitan? Just want to find out what exactly would happen even though OS X El Capitan doesn't ...
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Renaming “Hey Siri”

Hey Siri is too short: it keeps getting triggered when people talk around. Furthermore, I have several iOS devices: I would like to have a different voice command for each device. Is there any way to ...
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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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How do I tell iOS 7 which address is my “home” address?

In iOS 7, if you bring up the Notification Center in some circumstances it will tell you, “Right now, it would take you 18 minutes to drive home.” I recently moved and the address that iOS 7 has set ...
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How do I get Siri to make an event on a Gmail or Exchange calendar?

I can get Siri to show me events on my Google Apps calendar (which I have set up as an Exchange account, to get the benefits of push email), but I can't get her to make an event on that calendar; new ...
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Can Siri be told a ringtone when setting a timer?

I normally use the iPhone timer to sleep the device after I've dozed off to some music or podcast. Unfortunately this means that when I ask Siri to set a timer for some cooking, Siri waits the ...
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Better way of using the iPhone with a Bluetooth speaker

I got a Bluetooth wireless speaker and it is great in many ways. I can listen to podcasts and music without wires to get in the way. I have one small first-world problem. If i want to type up a ...
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What is the current state of syncing Google Tasks and iOS Reminders?

Right now Siri says "You don't have any reminders," whew. But then Google Tasks tells me I have at least 9 things to do today. Whoops. Yes, I know this question has been asked before, but the answer ...
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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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Why is always on Hey Siri only available on the iPhone 6S?

At the latest unveiling by Apple and mentioned in this post, they announced a new feature on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: you can have 'Hey Siri' enabled always rather than just when plugged into a ...
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How to get macOS Sierra to stop asking me to enable Siri

macOS Sierra is constantly displaying an "Enable Siri?" dialog. If I pick cancel it just pops up again 5 seconds later. How do I tell macOS Sierra to stop asking?
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How can I teach Siri how to spell my child's name correctly in texts?

When I text my husband something like "I picked up Hailey from school and am on my way," Siri always misspells my daughter's name as Haley (with no "i"). I have an entry in my contact info identifying ...
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How do I get Siri to pronounce my name correctly?

Siri doesn't pronounce my name correctly. I tried editing the phonetic spelling as it says on many sites, but it doesn't fix the problem. How do I fix this problem?
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How to invoke navigation on Google maps using Siri?

At the risk of getting a big NO, Is there a way to use SIRI to invoke navigation on Google maps as opposed to the default Apple maps? I have tried "Navigate to Chicago using Google maps", but Siri ...
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How to use AppleScript to make Siri shortcuts?

Is there a way for me to configure my MacBook with AppleScript so that Siri will tell me my schedule for the day and other relevant information I want to know? I would like to be able to write ...
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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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How to get Siri to not call you by name

Prior to setting a name in Siri, it does not call you by a name. For example ("I'm not sure what you said" rather than "I'm not sure what you said, insert name here"). So how do I revert to the ...
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Daemons or other processes responsible for dictation in 10.8?

Dictation in Mountain Lion is a nice little feature that works great for me. However I often need to switch between dictation languages, so going through the System Preferences is way too many clicks ...
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macOS Sierra How do disable Siri prompt? [duplicate]

After upgrading my wife's iMac to macOS Sierra 10.12.0, she chose to disable Siri from the System Preferences for her own reasons. Now, every time we press the play/pause button on one of the older ...
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How can I control YouTube playback using voice commands?

I like to listen to music and podcasts on YouTube on my iPhone while driving. I have my own custom playlists containing content to listen to while driving. One drawback is that there doesn't seem to ...
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Can I choose when Siri speaks on my Apple Watch?

If I’m in a loud or quiet place can I choose whether Siri on my watch speaks aloud?
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Selectively force Siri to send SMS instead of iMessage

I carry an iPhone. On occasion, I will use Siri to send a quick text message to a person, e.g. "Text Alice I'm on my way." My problem is that Alice has a non-Apple phone and an iPad, and I've used ...