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

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Can you talk on the iPhone and use Siri with Monster beats headphones?

I want a set of Beats by Dre headphones and have seen that they come with a control on the cord. Does this have a Mic? and can it be used with Siri in the same way the official Apple ones can? I have ...
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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 can I redial using Voice Control or Siri?

Is it possible to dial the last dialed phone number on iOS via Voice Control or Siri?
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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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I have several iPhones / iPads, and when I say “Hey Siri what's the weather tomorrow”, only my main phone will respond, how is it designed?

That's is, if I have several iPhones and iPads on the desk for lying there for an hour, and I just said, "Hey Siri..." without touching any of the devices, only the phone that I use most often will ...
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“Hey Siri” doesn’t run if iPad locked and Smart Cover Closed in iOS 11

I have an iPad Pro 9.7 Wifi & Cellular 128 GB. In iOS 10.3.3, I could call Siri with "Hey Siri" keyword even if iPad locked and Smart Cover closed. Now, I upgraded my device to iOS 11. The "Hey ...
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Can't setup reminder or calendar appointment using Siri on Mac

Any idea why I can't setup a reminder or calendar appointment with Siri on the Mac? When I attempt to setup a reminder I just get her saying "One sec". When I press confirm after telling her to setup ...
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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 can no longer find my home #

Whenever I wanted to call my land line at home, I would instruct Siri to "call home" (my home number is listed as home in my contact list) She would respond by saying "calling home" and the call would ...
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Siri and birthday events

One of Apple's calendar features on every device is that it takes the birthdays from the contacts and show them as a separate birthday calendar. This is a nice feature, but has a huge drawback in my ...
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What phonetic language an dictionary is supported by Siri on iOS?

I want to convince Siri to properly pronounce and recognise some of my contacts. I know that I need to tweak the 3 fields: Phonetic First Name, Phonetic Last Name and Nickname for that. Still, I am ...
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Siri seems to usually have network issues. Fix?

iPhone 4S: at first, Siri was magical. In the last 3-4 days she usually reports an inability to work due to network issues. I've tried myriad fixes but to no avail. Anyone have ideas?
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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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Ask Siri to set timer with alarm [duplicate]

I do listen stuff before falling asleep and for that I set the native timer on my iPhone to stop playing after ~30 minutes. When I cook something I ask Siri to set timer for let's say 5 minutes, but ...
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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 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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2010 MacBook Pro fan gets loud

My 2010 MacBook Pro (running macOS 10.13 High Sierra) fan gets super loud when I open more than one app at once. (This has been happening ever since I had El Capitan installed.) However, it can go ...
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Cancel accidental Siri activation

How do I tell Siri to go away when I activate it by accident? The best I can come up with is "Cancel", which works but replies that "there's nothing to cancel". Functional, but irritating. Searching ...
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Can Siri be used effectively by someone who stutters when they speak?

I am curious if Siri can be used effectively by those who stutter when they speak. By effectively, I mean that the error rate where it misunderstands what you are intending to say is low enough that ...
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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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Siri on macOS behind a corporate proxy

I'm running into a an issue where Siri can't connect to her servers from behind our corporate proxy connection. What's interesting is that this isn't an issue on our iPhones behind the same proxy. ...
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Is there a way to control ringer volume with siri?

I can't get siri to change the ringer volume. When I ask "increase the ringer volume" (or anything similar) I get the answer "You don't seem to be playing anything at the moment".
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iOS Siri: How to add multiple items to Reminders?

Using Siri, adding items to a Reminders list can be done one-by-one by saying, "Hey Siri, add apples to the shopping list". Naively trying "Add apples and oranges to the shopping list" results in a ...
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How to force Siri to use ONLY internal microphone

I have a Bluetooth receiver in my car for playing music from my phone. It's great for that. But also has a microphone that sucks. My iPhone 7 automatically pairs with the device when I get in the ...
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mac OS microphone only works when using Siri, works fine on bootcamp

As the title says the mic only works in Mac OS when using Siri in any other application it is just muted, the input level in system setting is always 0 as shown in the picture unless I'm using Siri. ...
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WhatsApp integration on iOS 10 does not work: “You'll need to continue in the app”

I am using an iPhone 5S and I just updated to iOS 10. I enabled the Siri support towards WhatsApp in Settings > Siri > App Support. However, when I use Siri and ask, for example "Send a message to ...
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Siri: How to add an item to specific Reminders list AND set a reminder time? [duplicate]

TL;DR: Is there a way for Siri to create an item in a specific list, and add a timed reminder to it? iOS 9 Siri is able to add an item to a specific Reminders list in this fashion: Hey Siri; Add ...
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“Hey Siri” also works for other persons than me

Why does the "Hey Siri" command on the iPhone 6S also works for other persons? I thought it is recognizing only my voice, but today I found out that is not true! Is there something I can do against ...
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Do I have to create a contact entry for *myself* to use Siri?

Siri keeps telling me "I know nothing of you who are or where you live"
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Custom iPhone Alarm Visual Message

I'm looking for a way to use the built in iPhone alarm app, but I want it to display a customizable message when I wake up. I've heard of ways to make siri speak a message, but I want it to be purely ...
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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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Extract data from an iPhone with broken screen

I have an iPhone SE with a broken screen. I want to extract the data from it so I can keep my photos etc. Though, there's a little problem. Since I can't unlock the phone with the passcode, and if I ...
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How to customize new Siri voice in the Speech of Accessibility?

Siri has a peppy new voice. And I want to use this voice to help me read selected texts. However, I don't know how to set it. Why can't we use the new Siri voice? System Preferences --> ...
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How can I prevent Siri from announcing who it's calling when I ask it to make a call?

If I tell Siri, "Call 919 555 1234", it announces "Calling 919 555 1234" before making the call. If I tell it, "Call Chris mobile", it announces "Calling Chris - mobile." I'm happy to have the text ...
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Siri - Change language without completing the setup

I was playing with Siri and somehow I came up with the idea to change the language of Siri to Japanese, then I tried going through the set up (I managed to do so in Russian & totally forgot that ...
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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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How to disable Location Services using Siri?

Which sentence should I say to disable Location Services using Siri? Saying "disable location services" she says she is unable to do that!
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Hide Location Menubar icon

I updated my Mac to macOS Sierra yesterday, and now the location icon (which shows that an app is using location services) is almost always present in the menubar. The app using location is Siri and ...
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Siri Voice Feedback Not Functioning on iPhone 6 (iOS 9)

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 9 – Siri has become speechless all of a sudden. It appears to have went dumb; there is no voice feedback whatsoever. Siri answers all of my questions correctly with an ...
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Address for “Home” is incorrect in Maps and I can't seem to find a way to updated it?

When I originally got my iPhone 5s I asked Siri to set my home address. At that time, it recognized a wrong address and I can't seem to find a way to correct it. It is listed with a little house icon ...
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Siri to lock screen and take screenshot?

Apparently, the power button has become pretty insensitive in my iPhone 5. When I say "lock screen" or "take screenshot", I want that iPhone does such activity. Now when I say them, iPhone just ...
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How to voice activate iPhone without touching it?

How to voice activate an iPhone without touching it? Illinois' law states cell phone use must be hands free. I realize they intend for you to use a hands-free kit. How come when, at least when it ...