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

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Can I choose when Siri speaks on my Apple Watch?

If I’m in a loud or quiet place can I choose whether Siri on my watch speaks aloud?
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How can I create Todoist tasks with Siri?

I recently started using Todoist as the primary reminder/task management app on my iPhone. However, one feature I miss from Apple's native Reminders app is being able to create reminders using Siri ...
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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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How can I get Siri integration with Remember the Milk to add items for a particular date?

I've set up Siri integration with Remember the Milk on my iPhone 5s (I'm on iOS 8, but I used the iOS 7 instructions, as they haven't been updated yet). The connectivity seems to work fine: when I say,...
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Siri calls random numbers even though it is deactivated

I have Siri deactivated in the General --> Siri settings. Nevertheless, if I press the Home button long enough, Siri starts to listen, and then calls some random number. Resisting the urge to rant ...
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Is it possible to ask Siri to read dictated text?

Speech recognition is very useful - when I'm driving I always use it for dictating text to my iPhone 5. However, before sending the message I like to check that the text was recognized correctly. ...
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In iOS 6, how can I convince Siri that New York City is not in Texas?

This is NOT a rant about maps or its data. I live in New York City, and when I ask Siri for the weather, the results seemed a bit... optimistic. I think it unlikely, for example, that it will be 84 ...
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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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Extend “Hey Siri” Timeout?

If I breathe or pause longer than half a nanosecond, Siri decides I'm done talking and ends the command there. "Hey Siri remind me tonight at 11 to update vmware tools on---" I couldn't even get the ...
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Siri Windows API: Make Windows PC print a document via voice command to Siri HomePod

I have a Apple ecosystem in my apartment along with a Windows PC. I am wondering whether Apple offers making a Windows PC on my WiFi network controllable by my Siri enabled HomePod? If I could make ...
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Why on Apple TV 4K, using Siri with “Move forward by 2 minutes” moved the movie back to near the beginning?

When I was watching the movie at 00:50:00 (about 50 minutes into the movie), and I said to Siri on the Apple TV 4K, "Move forward by 2 minutes", it moved the movie to 00:02:00 (near the beginning of ...
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Can you access Siri search querys from an app that runs in the background?

Lets say I install a app on my phone which runs in the background, now every time I open Siri and start with the word "BOX" as a example "box whatever" it will open a specfic website (like www.box.com)...
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Siri doesn't appear to be functioning on macOS Sierra

I can't seem to get Siri to work on my 2014 Macbook Pro. I click the icon and nothing happens. Diagnostics and Usage data just seem to barf out a bunch of com.apple.siri attributes and ends with ...
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How to Tell Siri to Send a Text Message with Special Characters Such as Enter (Newline or EOL) - Dictation Commands

I'm using Siri a lot in my car to send text messages. The problem is I don't know how to convert characters into the text. Think like questionmarks (?), dots (.) and enters. Example: This is a ...
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How to turn on “Hey Siri” when plugged in, but not always on

I would like to have "Hey Siri" on my iPhone 6S when plugged in, but not all the time. Is there a setting for that, or was that feature lost with iOS 9 and 6S?
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How do I make Siri send text messages to a specific number?

How do I make Siri send text messages to a preferred address? I & someone else both have iPhones, and the other person often uses Siri to send text messages to me. I generally send text messages ...
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what is Siri consuming? is Wifi enough? or 3g celluar data is involved while Siri searches online?

So I am concerned if I can save data usage(I have only 200M per month on my account..) by using Siri at home(with a wifi connection)??
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Where does Siri acquire it's list of recognized locations from?

Where is Siri (on iOS5 on an iPhone 4S) get it's list of recognized locations, such as those used for location-based reminders, from? I've seen demonstrations and have experimented a bit, but only a ...
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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 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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Why is my Siri getting activated in between conversation

Recently Siri on my iPhone 7 latest iOS is getting activated, if I am speaking loudly e.g calling someone from first floor. It usually get activated when I call my son or my wife. This is creepy and I ...
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Apple Maps Won't Navigate (Sporadic Problem)

Has anyone else ever had this problem? It seems to happen randomly. I do on-site repair work, always going to a different location. So I use my navigation almost daily. I just use regular old Apple ...
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All Siri Shortcuts result in “Sorry, there was a problem with the app.”

I'm trying Siri Shortcuts for the first time and they don't seem to work at all. I can create shortcuts in the Shortcuts app, and run them from within the app, but when I assign them a phrase and try ...
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Trigger iOS Siri shortcut from a Mac

I tried to ask Siri to run my shortcut from my MacBook pro but it did not work... Does anyone know if it is possible to run a IOS shortcut from a Mac?
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Where to search for more specific information about actions used in Siri Shortcuts app?

There is a nice user guide on Shortcuts by Apple https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios, but there should be somewhere some more datailed information as for example: what Pattern ...
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How to create Siri shortcut for Animojis

I want a Siri shortcut to open the Messages app showing the thread with myself. So I have to use the Open App action, and open Messages. But is it possible to pass variables to the action so that ...
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Which microphone is used during FaceTime video call in iPhone SE?

I have an issue with my iPhone SE running iOS 11.4.1. I already spoke with support, and they are saying that it is hardware issue. Do you know which microphone it is used during video conversation in ...
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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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iOS 11: Allow searching for All Apps

Apparently iOS no longer automatically includes apps in the search. Frankly, that’s the only thing I ever search for. According to the accepted answer in Why is iOS unable to find my apps?, I need to ...
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Why does Siri need to know “which John?” for a reminder or calendar event?

Me to Siri: "add to my calendar Tuesday noon meeting with John" Siri: "which John?" ...and then you can't proceed without picking a contact from the list. I'm afraid Siri is going to send a calendar ...
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MacBook Pro Input/Output audio not found

I have an audio problem on my MackBook with the following specifications: MB Pro Retina (13 inch Early 2015) Operation System: macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Here is the chronology of the problem: Initially, ...
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Siri saved my reminder on the shared “family” list. How can I prevent this from happening again?

I asked Siri to remind me to purchase some personal items at the pharmacy, and right at that time the reminder appeared, I got an awkward phone call from a family member asking me why my reminders ...
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Apple Watch Siri cannot stop workout

I can say into my watch: Hey Siri, start Outdoor walk and it will open the Workout app on the watch and start that specific workout. Later I say Hey Siri, stop workout and this used to work - the ...
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Hide Siri from default Dock in Sierra

I would like to create a Dock for all users which does not include Siri. It does not appear in the file com.apple.dock.plist, so where is Siri added to the Dock?
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How to ask Siri to tell me the news

Siri seems to be smart enough to fetch some news for me, but let's say I just want to find out the news in my country. I asked Tell me the news and the answer was: Here's some news for 'tell me the ...
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iOS 9.3 offline dictation not working

I have an iPad Pro 12.9 and an iPhone 6s, both have "hey siri" enabled, along with dictation. However I can't get the offline dictation to show up. I initially thought it was because I live in Italy (...
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How can I use siri to add tick box items to a note?

I have an elderly relative that can no longer write legibly due to a tremor. Can we use siri to add tick box items to a note?
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Have Siri tell me when something is ready

Is there a way to set a reminder or an event so when that event's time comes the iphone will say something like "your eventA is ready, keep in mind the traffic". Where that phrase is something i can ...
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Issue with Siri suddenly misunderstanding what I say

Siri used to be great for voice dictation on my iPhone. All worked well. One day, though, she started misunderstanding one specific sentence, namely "à la ligne" (new paragraph, in French). since then,...
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Use Siri To Launch App

I am trying to use Siri to launch an app. So I say "Open Hipchat", however Siri interprets it as "Open Hip Chat". Which she then doesn't find it because the app is named "HipChat" and not "Hip Chat"...
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Siri: “I can't update reminders. Sorry about that.” Why?

I use Siri to set reminders a lot, like a dozen times a day. This morning Siri is saying, "I can't update reminders. Sorry about that." It happens on my Watch, my phone and my iPad. I've tried ...
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Siri on Volkswagen RCD 310 using Bluetooth

How can I get the Volkswagen RCD 310 radio/CD player to work with Siri? When iPhone is connected to the car using Bluetooth telephone connection and I press and hold its home button, Siri starts, ...
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I accidentally went to Siri settings and changed the info to “Cassie” one of my contacts that isn't me.

I accidentally went to Siri settings and changed the info to "Cassie" one of my contacts that isn't me. I don't want her knowing any info at all. I can't get rid of the contact so it could go back to ...
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How to have Siri pick from the list s/he just read to me?

Calling my friend XYZ using voice dial has become as easy as dictating one if his cell numbers to dial. Siri will recite: I have two numbers for XYZ. Which number would you like to call? (abc) def-...
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Siri giving out incorrect info

I have Verizon and Siri is giving me a fax number for a location rather than a phone number. My friend has AT & T and it displays the phone number. Does it matter which carrier is used? Can I ...
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Adding content via Siri to text files in Dropbox?

Recently, I decided to move a series of lists I keep in the Notes app (Groceries, Shopping, Movies to Watch, Local Bands we follow, Local Restaurants we like, etc.) to a Dropbox folder that I share ...
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What are all the languages supported by Siri as of Apple iOS 7.1? Is there a changelog available?

I was able to find this information from the official support documentation for Siri: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4992 Siri understands and can speak the following languages: United ...
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How can I set a link to my gym so that siri can find it

I want to set a reminder like "remember me to change dress when I am at the gym". Siri answers "I do not know your gym. Touch your name to add the gym to your record". I could not find a way to do ...
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Disable Siri on lockscreen without password

Is it possible to disable Siri on the lockscreen while not requiring a code to unlock the device? I'm using iOS 7 and I think this was possible in iOS 6.