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

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Why won't Siri recognise my home address?

How on earth do you get Siri to remind you to do something when you arrive at a location in iOS 6? It worked fine in iOS 5 but I've never got it to work on iOS 6 - it just always seems confused about ...
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No spoken Siri feedback with Shortcuts actions

I created some simple Shortcuts in the new iOS Shortcuts app (iOS 12) to be invoked by Siri. Like: "Goodmorning Siri, start my morning routine" and then some actions. Now I also would like to let ...
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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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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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Can I view or export or clear Siri's interaction history?

I would like to ask you is it possible to somehow access all of Siri's history to view it or delete it?
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How to make Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time?

How can I make iOS's Siri set an alarm AND name/label the alarm at same time? I set many alarms on my iPhone5S running iOS7, and sometimes it's hard to remember what I set them for when they go off. ...
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Is it possible to use an Amazon Echo with HomeKit?

I currently use my 4th generation Apple TV as my smart home hub. The only accessories connected at the moment are Philips Hue lights, but I plan to increase this - hence the need for a more ...
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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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Use Siri to fill in input fields on macOS

How can I get Siri to fill in input fields on MacBook Pro? At the moment I have to copy paste from the Siri dialogue. Edit____________ I'm not interested in answers relating to normal dictation in ...
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How to hide “Siri app suggestions” in iOS?

When you swipe down on the homescreen, iOS 9 now displays a row of app suggestions below the Search field. Is it possible to hide this row?
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How does one “Press 1 for English” using voice on iPhone during call with phone system menu?

Is there a way to use my voice to "press" a button on the numeric keypad during a phone call, resulting in my handset sending the appropriate DTMF codes to the device on the other end? I like to ...
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Getting Siri to say 1 and not one

When I ask for directions and say any single digit number, Siri spells it out instead of writing it numerically. Is there away to change this, because directions does not recognize numbers spelled out?...
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Is there a Siri command for “Get directions to my next event?”

I can say to Siri "Get directions to the nearest post office" and it will pull it up. However, sometimes I am on my way to an event that is in my calendar with the address. I would like to say "Get ...
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Change Siri's default search engine on macOS

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra and now have access to Siri. Whenever Siri searches the internet, it uses Bing, although I would prefer to use Google. I changed Safari's default ...
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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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Calling 9-1-1 with Siri

If I try to call 9-1-1 using Siri, she says "Calling 9-1-1. I'm sorry, I can't call 9-1-1." Is there really no way to call 9-1-1 from a hands-free position? This is such a strange issue; I can't ...
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How to selectively force Siri to send iMessage instead of SMS?

In this question, I asked how to have Siri specifically send an SMS message to a person who does not have an SMS-capable iOS device registered with Apple, but does have iMessage on e.g. an iPad. The ...
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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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Turning on the flashlight with Siri

I asked Siri to turn on the flashlight but she answered "Sorry but I'm not able to do that". Is there any way to enable Siri to turn on the flashlight? I use an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.1.
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How did Siri know where this plane was going?

The other day something creepy happened to me. My anti-Apple friend has been trying to convince me for some time that Apple are spying on all their users. To prove her point she used my iPhone to ask ...
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How can I make Siri use non apple apps? [duplicate]

Is there a general way extend Siri on iOS 8 to use other apps? For instance, I am not using the apple E-Mail app but "myMail". I'd like to make Siri use this app when telling her to write an e-mail? ...
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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 ...
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How do I get Siri to call Amy instead of Aimee?

I don't even have a phone number for Aimee. Amy is even marked as a favorite. Whenever I say "Call Amy" then Siri says "I don't have a phone number for Aimee." It was working with iOS 9. iOS 10.1....
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How to tell Siri <<EOF>> when I am done talking, eg, over steady background noise?

Sometimes the ambient background noise in my environment is enough to keep Siri engaged after I've just asked Siri for something. Siri can hear my voice clearly atop the background noise, as evidenced ...
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How do I get Siri to ignore a particular contact that shares someone else's name?

I have two people in my contacts with the same first name (let's call them John). One person, John Appleseed, I talk to all the time. The other one, John Doe, I haven't spoken to in years. When I ...
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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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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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How can I get Siri to pronounce Exchange contact names correctly?

First of all, I don't use iCloud for my address book on my iPhone 4S; instead, I sync my Gmail contacts (and mail and calendars) using the "Exchange" account type. ("Gmail" accounts don't sync ...
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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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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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Notes created via Siri don't sync with Gmail until they're manually edited

For years, I've successfully used Siri to create notes that were then synced with Gmail, as described here: http://lifehacker.com/5569758/seamlessly-sync-iphone-notes-to-a-gmail-account A few weeks ...
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Volume Randomly Goes to Maximum with Bluetooth Headset

I have tried using two different bluetooth headsets with my iphone 6 and when using the headset and hitting the "call" button on the iphone, the volume will sometimes go to maximum level. Basically ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a developer make an app that can be controlled with Siri? [duplicate]

Example: A commute planer app could take a start and destination from you, through Siri, and plan your trip. Would be very useful, especially when you're in a hurry.
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Why is Siri iPhone 4S only? [closed]

Seems odd to me that the Siri assistant feature would be available only for the iPhone 4S. I have the Siri app (from the company Apple bought and integrated into the OS) running on my 3GS and it works ...
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How to make Siri-initiated calls use Google Voice

Previously asked for iOS 7. I need to use Google Voice (e.g. for cheaper overseas calls), not just for the Caller ID part of the problem. iOS 10+ is fine if that solves the problem. To the close ...
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Can I use Siri on my iPhone without having to speak?

I have Hey Siri enabled and really love it! But sometimes when I want to use Siri I don’t want to speak out loud. Is there a way for me to manually use Siri with a keyboard instead of having to speak? ...
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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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Siri repeatedly gives me a wrong response

Siri does not voice activate on my iPhone 6. When summoned by the home button & asked to make a call, it repeatedly plays a song from the play list. For example, when I say "Hey Siri, call my ...
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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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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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How to get Siri to dial my contact called “voicemail”?

I have a contact in my iPhone called "voicemail" that dials my company voicemail service. If I ask Siri to "call voicemail" it just says "you have no new voicemails" as it's trying to check the mobile ...
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Siri can't text someone even though it can call them, email them, and show me their contact information

I ask Siri to "Send a text message to John Smith". I get a response, "You have two contacts named John Smith, and neither has a phone number or email address". However, if I bring up John Smith's ...
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Is Siri is new for every device with iOS 5, or just for the iPhone 4S?

I have iOS 5 on my iPod Touch 4, and I can't find Siri on it. Does it have Siri?
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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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Can't get Siri to set a reminder for me to call my bank

I need to confirm a change of address with a bank on January 1. So I do my usual and ask Siri to set a reminder for me to do so. "Hey Siri, remind me on January first to call US Bank about the ...