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

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How to stop Siri from playing undownloaded purchased songs

Here is an interesting one: I have 264 purchased songs downloaded on my iPhone If I go "Songs > Shuffle" it goes 1 of 264 If I go "Siri > Play songs shuffled" it goes 1 of 456 So basically, if I use ...
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Is Voice Control still present in Siri supported devices?

I had an iPod touch two years ago, and it had voice control features for simple things like "next song", or "what time is it". Is this functionality still present in the current version of iPhone, or ...
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How do I troubleshoot Siri?

I just got my 4S yesterday (thanks AT&T for the early upgrade date!). I've noticed two problems with Siri and I don't know any good methods to troubleshoot. 1) When I hold the phone up to my ...
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Can Siri be told a ringtone when setting a timer?

I normally use the iPhone timer to sleep the device after I've dozed off to some music or podcast. Unfortunately this means that when I ask Siri to set a timer for some cooking, Siri waits the ...
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How do you use Google Voice instead of built-in text message with Siri on iPhone4S?

I would like to use the Google Voice app instead of the built-in Text Messages with Siri on the iPhone 4S. Is this possible and how?
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iOS5 - "“Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” - How does it know when you're home?

One of the features of SIRI showed the instruction: “Remind me to call Mum when I get home.” My question is - how does it know when you'll be home? Or is there a location based trigger for tasks?
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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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Why does iMessage recipient show as green when sending message thru Siri Shortcuts?

I'm trying to use the built in "ETA" shortcut recipe. I add my wife as the recipient and run the shortcut. When it shows me the message for confirmation, her name is green, not blue. When I actually ...
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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 ...
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How can I control YouTube playback using voice commands?

I like to listen to music and podcasts on YouTube on my iPhone while driving. I have my own custom playlists containing content to listen to while driving. One drawback is that there doesn't seem to ...
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Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6)

Recently my iPhone's mic has stopped working but solely for third party apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat & Telegram. I have tried the following: Restarting my phone Updating my phone to the ...
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How do I kill Siri [duplicate]

In other words, which file causes Siri to stop changing PID? Even though I force process to quit, it will spawn again.
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Ethernet, WLAN (Wi-Fi) and Siri

Today I updated to macOS Sierra. Until now I disabled WLAN, because my Mac is connected via Ethernet (cable). However, Siri needs WLAN to determine where I am. Thus without WLAN, Siri cannot answer my ...
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Can Apple Watch Series 2 control Homekit devices with Siri?

Can the New Apple Watch 2 control Homekit enabled devices like the Philips Hue with Siri voice commands like the iPhone can? I'm thinking of buying an Apple Watch and I need to know whether or not I ...
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When can I tell Siri to 'Remind me about this'?

Sometimes when I tell Siri "Remind me about this" or "Remind me about this when I leave/arrive/get home/work/car" she replies: OK, just tell me what you want to be reminded about. And other times, ...
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Can Siri add some form of timestamp to a Note?

I'd like Siri to add a timestamp -- I'm not too fussy about the exact format -- of the current day and time to the end of one of my notes in the Notes app. She can find the note just fine, but takes ...
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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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Using Siri for commercial purposes?

Does anyone know what the rules are on using Siri for unintended purposes? I would like to actually hook it up to my company's phone number so that when someone calls in, I can have them routed to ...
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Siri: Reminder Tied to Multiple Locations

I've been wondering if there is a good workaround to solve the following problem with Siri. There are some stores in my area that have multiple locations, for example Walmart. I have added Walmart ...
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Confused by Siri's answer [closed]

I asked: "Should I wear a jacket today" It replied: "Sorry Nathan, I can't look for places in France" What does that mean? (Yes it's true I'm in France)
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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 does not recognize Apple Music on macOS

When instructing Siri to play something on macOS that is not in my music library, it says, for instance, "You don't have anything by [artist] in your music". I can see that it suggests other sources, ...
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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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Use Siri to play currently selected podcast in Overcast

Is it possible to use Siri to play the podcast that's currently open in Overcast? Saying "Hey Siri, play Overcast" opens the app, but doesn't start playing the audio.
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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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How can I tell Siri to restart dictation? How can I correct her? [duplicate]

I know that Siri has "code words" which are not directly transcribed but which insert punctuation. I find it essential to be able to restart or to go back and clear out words which were dictated ...
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Siri stopped working

Since iOS 8.1 Siri stopped working for me. The sound and wave animation appear, but it seems the microphone does not register my speech, or it is not processed by Siri. I have read various "solutions"...
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Where is the microphone for Siri for the iPhone 5?

I thought it was at the bottom left on the phone, but when I cover the bottom and blow on the earpiece, the waveform when Siri is waiting for a response moves.
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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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How can I make Siri tolerate longer periods of silence for note dictation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to extend the time you can talk to Siri for? I would like to be able to use the note taking feature of Siri to take long dictation for brainstorming ideas. The ...
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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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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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Can I use Siri to tell me the time without using the Internet?

I only use Siri when I need to know the time. And she can't do it 80 percent of the time. In a scenario: phone is in my pocket, I am listening music through earpod. And I want to know the time ...
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I heard that Siri can be installed on iPhone 4 but can't find it in the App Store?

Is it because it is a non-approved app on iPhone 4 and why? If so, is it only installable if it is a jailbroken iPhone 4?
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Take a photo using Siri voice activation?

I'm a new user of Siri since I recently upgraded to iPhone 6s. What I can't figure out though is if I somehow can take a photo using only Siri? Obviously I tried and failed and my google skills doesn'...
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Is it possible to install siri on iphone 3gs?

I have an iPhone 3GS, and I want to know if it is possible to install Siri on it.
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Is Siri able to recognise a contact nickname and action on it?

I want to call my girlfriend using Siri. The problem is that her name is Hungarian and I am not able to pronounce it in a way that Siri recognise it and call her. So I thought that I give her a ...
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How do I dictate @ to siri?

I'm looking to learn how to dictate @ to siri. If there is a general resource to look up how to find odd characters, so much the better, but in US English I'm not figuring this out by myself.
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What is this new voice control thing Siri?

What is Siri? Is it really only for voice control? Don't we already have one of those on the previous iPhones?
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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?