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

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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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How to make Siri audible to other person on the phone?

When Siri reads something I can hear it well. But a person on the other end of a phone call hears nothing of it. That's a good default. But how can I make the other person on the phone hear what ...
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“Hey Siri” suddenly stopped working on MacOS Mojave

Siri works perfectly after I manually click on the Siri icon on my TouchBar or click on the menu bar Siri icon so there is no issue with my microphone. Also there are no user accounts to manage in my ...
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How can I ask Siri to turn OFF Do Not Disturb mode?

As from iOS 6, I can ask Siri something like "Don't Disturb Me", and it replies confirming that Do Not Disturb is activated. However, I have not been able to deactivate Do Not Disturb mode by voice. ...
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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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Does anyone know if I can use Siri to make a phone call using Google Voice? [duplicate]

Either that or place a call with the phone app using my Google Voice number. I ported my main number out to Google Voice. I want to be able to make hands-free phone calls from my main phone number on ...
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How to allow Siri to call only specific persons

I use Siri to call some fixed persons(e.g. family), but sometimes Siri calls to wrong person. I don't need to call with Siri for other people. Is it possible to create whitelist or blacklist to call ...
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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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How do you say “numeral” in french for Siri to get numbers right?

In english you would say "Hey Siri, Play Led Zeppelin *numeral* 4" in order for Siri to detect that 4 is a number rather that a word like "for". Do you know the keyword that replaces "numeral" when ...
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Why Siri says that X is not on my find my friends list?

I asked Siri on my Mac "where is X?" and she answered: "X is not on your find my friends list". Siri can locate this person when I'm using iPhone without any problem. I checked Is there a way to &...
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How do I fix the index on my iPhone?

When I type something in the index, no items appear. In addition, when I click on Siri and Search in settings, the app crashes. Is there any way to correct this issue? I've done a hard reset on the ...
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My iPhone XR keeps making emergency calls without any interaction from me

This is really weird: three times within the past week, my iPhone XR has called my mother-in-law via the Emergency Call feature, without any apparent interaction from me. Each time this has happened, ...
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How to stop Calendar automatically adding invites?

Whenever I add a new event titled "Golf" in my calendar, it finds an old invitee from a Siri app. If I'm not super diligent and delete this, the invitation is sent. How do I permanently delete this ...
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My HomePod keeps going off at inappropriate times

I work form home, and whenever I say something, the HomePod will just say random things unprovoked. Like for example, I'll say Im sorry to a customer, and the HomePod will say something along the ...
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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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How can I see which of my iPhone apps support Siri Shortcuts?

Is there an easy way to see which of the apps I have installed on my iPhone support Shortcuts? At the moment, I'm going one by one through each app in Settings and tapping through to Siri & ...
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Siri suggestion still showing after turned off

I had install iOS10 and i don't like siri suggested app, so i had turn it off according to this, but it didn't work. It still shows on notification center. I tried restarting it as well but nothing. ...
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Microphone works for Siri & Video Recording but not for WhatsApp, Voice Memos, FaceTime and calls in speaker mode

iPhone 8, iOS 12 Microphone NOT working for: WhatsApp voice messages FaceTime Voice Memos Phone calls in speaker mode Works for: Siri Video Recording How many microphones does iPhone 8 have? ...
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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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Siri doesn't respond while playing youtube on iphone xr

Try open youtube and play something, then try "Hey Siri" it won't work. But when I pause the video or close the youtube app it works. I also checked the Siri&Search settings for youtube and ...
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Siri spells mnemonic like the disease pneumonic

How do I get Siri to change her to spell it correctly?
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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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Determine which device AirPods have connected to using Siri

When I put on my AirPods, they automatically connect to the device that they were most recently connected to. However, without checking each device, I'm not sure which device they've connected to. I'...
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Siri doesn't work in macOS Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 15 with TB. The problem is that Siri doesn't hear me when a click the icon in the touch bar. I check my microphone settings and it looks good. I have macOS Mojave 10.14.5. But ...
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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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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 takes too long to load on Mojave

I don't know if there are actually many people using Siri on Mojave, who would take an interest in looking at my problem. Basically, after a system restart or waking up from sleep, it will take Siri ...
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How does Siri come up with contact suggestions?

Are they recent from days, months? How long ago? Are they calls, text, FaceTime?
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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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Siri shortcuts and headphones

is there a way to use Siri shortcuts and play music after connecting your headphones? I don't want to open my app every time I just want them to play the music as soon as I connect them.
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iOS Shortcuts feed Siri command via text input

For my “drive to work” shortcut I would like to continue playing whatever podcast I last listened to. There isn’t a shortcut for this so I have to say “hey Siri play podcasts” which achieves the above....
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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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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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Make Siri Ding Again on Pressing Home Button

So according to this Apple support article, Siri doesn't make that bell sound after holding the Home button to launch it on iPhones with iOS 9 or later. Instead, it vibrates. On your iPad or iPod ...
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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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How can Siri recognize a contact's name, but be unable to call that person?

My wife and I have the same problem with Siri. In our contacts database, each person has at least one associated phone number (usually associated with 'home', 'mobile' or 'iPhone'). However, even ...
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How to make Siri aware of Google Chrome browser on Mac?

I have Google Chrome browser installed on my Mac. It's set as my default browser. When I tell Siri: Siri, open browser It launches Safari. I tell Siri: Siri, open Chrome browser It says "It ...
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Siri is giving out wrong phone number for my business

I am an optometrist and when people use Siri to find me Siri is giving my home number instead of my office number. How can I correct this issue?
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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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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 ...