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

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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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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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Use Siri's voice as the system voice

I notice that on Sierra, Siri's voice is much superior to the selection of system voices you can select in System Preferences → Accessibility → Speech. In fact, I suspect they use a different system ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to have Siri make a web call?

I can use the Google Assistant app to make a web hook call to IFTTT. It’s just a simple URL. This calls IFTTT with the hashcode at the end to authenticate. This then runs a recipe which tells my ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 are you? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Siri spells mnemonic like the disease pneumonic

How do I get Siri to change her to spell it correctly?
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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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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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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 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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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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How do I create a Dictation Action on an iPhone or iPad?

I'd like to set up a Siri command to add a Trello card to a specific board and I heard that the only way to do this is via Dictation?
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How do I grab variable text from a Siri Shortcut command?

I'm trying to set up a Siri Shortcut where I can simply type/say "R Call Bob in 45 minutes" and a reminder will be created in my Reminders app for "Call Bob" with an alert set for 45 minutes from now. ...
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How to completely disable, not just hide, Siri Suggestions in iOS?

I'm trying to turn off Siri Suggestions in iOS, with the goal of not having my device build patterns of what I do (regardless of whether it sends them, which it probably doesn't). I've turned off all ...
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What server, DNS, or other settings are required to for tasks to be created by Siri and pushed into Exchange?

Our organization's iPhones were able to create Siri reminders as Exchange "tasks" until updating to iOS 12 and above. If someone could lay out the steps in which reminders or "tasks" are pushed into ...
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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 finds images in Photos even though search has been disabled - iOS 11.4.1

I was demonstrating Siri yesterday to my friend, showing how it can search the internet for random images (show me an image of a chickadee, a Volkswagen GTI, Albert Einstein, a pressure cooker, etc.) ...
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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 can I prevent Siri from using my nickname?

I've given myself a nickname of "Me" so that I can tell Siri to "email me." Unfortunately, Siri now uses this nickname all the time, thus producing nonsense like "It's 8:25 PM. Good evening, me" when ...
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macOS Siri shows scheduling event on wrong day

This is weird… I've recently upgraded from Mavericks to Sierra, so I've been getting used to having Siri on my computer. I schedule things all the time with her on my phone, but on the desktop it's ...
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How can I ask Siri to play the first video of a YouTube search?

YouTube's search bar is pretty good at finding the most relevant video for a popular search. Like, if I search for "dog of wisdom" the first video is the one I want to see, so I had the thought the ...
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How can iOS Siri display Google search results in Safari immediately?

In iOS 10, I would tell Siri "Google Boston Strong", and a Safari window of search results would appear. I miss this behavior. In iOS 11, I tell Siri "Google Boston Strong", and Siri remains onscreen,...
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Why is Siri different on OSX Sierra vs iPhone

I have recently upgraded to Sierra and was looking forwards to Siri on the desktop, but to my surprise she is quite different than the phone version - she seems much less smart, often falling back to ...
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Apple tv stopped working

I've recently bought apple tv for the bedroom and thought it was great.. at first. I only really use it for netflix, but now my remote doesn't seem to be working. I thought maybe that the battery ...
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Communicate with Siri via text (command line) not speaking

I use macOS Sierra beta. It's the first time I play with Siri. I enabled always iOS and macOS privacy/security options, nevertheless Siri knows very much about me. Is it possible to input text for ...