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

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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 audibly bleeps out words (and prints B**** on the screen for the example below) on song and album titles rather than pronouncing and displaying them ...
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Skip Currently Playing Song when Dislike Selected in Apple Music

When using Apple Music and a song plays that I don't like, I click "Dislike" but the song continues playing as if I might want to continue to listen to the song. Wow. If I instead tell 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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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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Siri knows all my contacts but contacts app doesnt?

I have contacts on my phone that I can ask Siri to call, and it works fine. I can say "call John Smith" or "show John Smith" and that contact shows up. On the other hand, if I go to the Contacts app ...
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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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Disable “Enable Ask Siri” at startup

On Big Sur (11.2.1, but I believe also 11.2), every time I restart, I get asked asked again if I want to enable ask siri. Is there a way to get it to stop asking? This is specifically when macos ...
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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 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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Siri cutting me off while dictating

As a disabled person who often relies on 'Hey Siri' to transcribe outgoing texts I am finding it increasingly frustrating when I am cut off. This basically happens if there is any silence between ...
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How to force Siri to be disabled while the Do Not Disturb mode is on?

As the title clearly describes, I want Siri to be disabled automatically while the Do Not Disturb mode is on. How can I do this? p.s. I'm on Big Sur.
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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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Keyboard shortcut for "Show numbers" dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
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iOS 12 Shortcuts with WhatsApp

With the new Shortcuts app introduced in iOS 12, you can create a Shortcut that sends a message to a specific WhatsApp contact. When you choose that option, the Shortcut will open the WhatsApp ...
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iPhone pronouncing contact names with English accent

Why is my iPhone pronouncing contact names with English accent? On my friends iPhone Siri is speaking in English but the caller name when I am recieving call it says in Czech language.
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Why do calendar events created by Siri not appear in the calendar?

I've asked Siri to add an event to my calendar. When I ask Siri "show me my calendar for Monday", the event appears: but the event doesn't actually appear in the calendar application: I use my ...
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How do I teach Siri to spell names of geographic locations accurately

How do I teach Siri to spell names of geographic locations accurately? For example Siri spells Coeur d’Alene as Cortolane or Quarterline and n e v e r can find it. 🙄 It gets as close as Idaho.
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Privacy of "Hey, Siri" on Apple Watch

I recently got an Apple Watch Series 2 and discovered the "Hey, Siri" feature, where you can talk to Siri hands-free after raising your wrist. I know Apple made very clear statements about the privacy ...
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Repeatedly prompted to activate siri and iTunes opens -- possibly Kinesis related

About once per minute, my computer asks me whether I want to activate Siri as in this other question. Per that question, I have enabled Siri then dis-enable it from system preferences -- did not fix ...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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Notational velocity on the Mac, notes.app in iOS

With the introduction of the iPhone 4S and Siri I really want to stick with notes.app on the iPhone. However I greatly prefer notational velocity on my Mac to using mail.app. Other recommendations I'...
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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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Prevent Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to Apple servers

Is there a settings combination on current Apple operating systems (macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16.1) that prevents Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to an Apple server? Apple's web page Siri ...
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Change order of search results (Siri) on modern iOS?

Legacy iOS versions had a Spotlight area in Settings > General to control the order of the results. I cannot find any such setting on iOS 16. Is it no longer possible? For example, I would like ...
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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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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 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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Is it possible to train iMessage dictation to avoid certain errors?

When I dictate, iMessage does not recognize plurals most of the time but creates a possessive instead, even when the grammar is unambiguous. I will say something like "it has useful features"...
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Siri will not give me directions home, or recognise my home address correctly

I used to be able to ask Siri to 'give me directions home', but this has stopped working a couple of years ago. Here are the details: When I type 'home' into Maps, it picks up the address correctly ...
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How do I fix Siri's pronunciation of a name for all family members at once?

Summary: How do I correct Siri's pronunciation of my name and have that pronunciation apply to all members of my family? I have an unusual last name. (Call it "Weirdlastname", pronounced &...
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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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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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How to force Siri to use phone's microphone when connected to bluetooth?

It seems I ask the same question after every release of iOS. I want to be able to use phone's own microphone for Siri when connected to Bluetooth in the car. The reasons for that are many, but ...
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Siri is draining my battery since upgrading to iOS 11

A few weeks back I upgraded finally from iOS 10 to 11 (I got an Apple Watch so had no choice if I wanted to use it). Ever since then, my battery life has gone to crap on my iPhone SE. The worst ...
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Does Siri get better if I use it more?

There are a number of post on the internet arguing that Siri might be better if Apple would not value privacy so much. Other say that this is not necessarily true.1,2 Assuming, that apple does ...
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How do I change the gender of Siri’s voice on the HomePod?

This article implies there’s a “Language” and “Siri Voice” section in the HomePod settings of the Home app; unfortunately, these sections don’t appear for me: How do I enable this configuration ...
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How do I get Siri to "Remind me about this" for a page in Safari?

When I ask Safari to "Remind me about this" while a page in Safari is focused it creates the Reminder but with a link to Chrome. This happens regardless of if the the reminder is created on iOS or ...
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I have a human friend whose name is Siri, so can I change iPhone's Siri to another name?

I have a friend who is named Siri (as Wikipedia says, the Scandinavian name had "high popularity in the 20th century"). Unfortunately, conversations often go like this: Me: Hey Siri! How ...
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Unable to turn off Voice Control on ios 10.2/10.2.1

I have followed the instructions to turn off Voice Control here: http://appletoolbox.com/2016/12/disable-voice-control-for-good-on-your-iphone-how-to/ Tap on Settings > General Choose ...
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Hot keys forcing Siri to open twice

About 30% of the time when pressing Command + Space for a fraction of a second too long, it causes Siri to close and open again. This delays the process a significant amount that at times its required ...
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List of cars which support Siri Eyes Free mode?

Apple has a list of models that support CarPlay. Does there exist a similar list for models with Siri Eyes Free mode?
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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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Change Siri Search Engine iOS 9

I'm using Siri on an iPad Pro and I've set the default search engine in Settings > Safari to Bing but when I search for something with Siri it defaults to Baidu. I know that the default search engine ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ask Siri for battery level on Apple TV remote

On our Apple TV 4K, we were previously able to ask Siri on the remote control “battery level”. The current amount of battery charge appeared on screen. That feature disappeared in recent versions of ...
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Is it possible to tell my Siri to connect my iPhone to a bluetooth speaker? "Hey Siri, play some Jazz on the SoundBot Bluetooth speaker!"

Note that my SoundBot Bluetooth speaker will not be connected beforehand to my iPhone. It will be on, paired, but not connected. I want to tell my iPhone Siri to connect to and play on the bluetooth ...
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