Hey Siri is a voice assistant similar to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. This voice assistant is specific to Apple devices and can be found on most Apple devices, including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, Apple TV, HomePod, MacBook, and Mac. is available You can ask Siri a variety of questions, from simple questions about the weather to more complex questions such as the results of football games or the calorie count of various foods. You can enable or disable Siri through the device settings.
“Hey Siri” functionality
Siri can be activated on most Apple devices by saying “Hey Siri” without touching the device. The Hey Siri feature is not enabled by default on Apple devices, and to enable this feature, follow the instructions in this article.
List of devices that support “Hey Siri” feature:
- iPhone 6s and later versions
- Second-generation AirPods and later (needs to connect iPhone, iPad, or Mac)
- 5th generation iPad and later
- All iPad Pro models except the first 12.9-inch model
- The fifth-generation iPad mini
- Third-generation iPad Air
- All Apple Watch models
- All HomePod models
- MacBook Pro 2018
- MacBook Air 2018
- iMac Pro
When there are several devices in your Nasdaq, and you activate the Siri voice assistant with the help of the “Hey Siri” command, not all devices will respond at the same time! Devices use Bluetooth to determine which device should respond to a request, and only the assistant that heard your voice best responds to your request. If you have a HomePod nearby, it will respond to “Hey Siri” requests! Even when other devices near you support the “Hey Siri” feature.
Siri activation on iPhone and iPad
Siri voice assistant in old iPhones and iPads is activated by holding down the Home button.
but in new models of iPhones and iPads that do not have a Home button.
Hold down the side button of the phone or tablet to activate Siri.
Also, from iOS 14 onwards, Siri appears as a small icon at the bottom of the screen.
Activate Siri on Mac
While installing the MacOS operating system, you will be asked to activate the Siri voice assistant. If you did not activate the voice assistant during installation, you can activate it from the “System Preferences” section and the “Siri” menu.
In the “Siri” menu, you can customize the voice assistant to some extent; one of the changes you can make is to change Siri’s voice.
By default, Siri’s voice is set to a female, American voice. You can change Siri’s male voice to different languages and accents.
In 2018 and later MacBook models, Siri can be activated with the “Hey Siri” command, but in older models, to activate the Siri voice assistant, you must click on the Siri icon to activate it.
How to activate Siri on Apple Watch
There are three ways to activate Siri voice assistant on Apple Watch. The first way is similar to activating Siri on iPhone phones, and you just need to call the word “Hey Siri” to activate Siri. The second way to activate Siri is to hold your hand on the digital crown of the watch, which activates Siri. The third way is the Raise to Speak feature, which is available in the Apple Watch Series 3 or newer versions of the Apple Watch. In this method, you just need to raise your wrist and bring it close to your face so that Siri is automatically activated.
In Apple Watch Series 1 and 2, the Siri assistant does not talk to you and only responds to you in the form of text and executes your commands. But from version 3 of the Apple Watch onwards, the ability to speak to Siri was added to answer your questions by voice. Unfortunately, there is no ability to increase and decrease the Siri volume in Apple Watch, that’s why many people turn off Siri’s volume; with this, Siri will answer your questions in the form of text, just like Apple Voice Series 1 and 2. To turn off Siri, just go to the “Settings” section of the Apple Watch and then click on the Siri section and uncheck the “Listen For Hey Siri” option.
Connect AirPods to Mac to use Siri
If you have a pair of Apple AirPods, you can connect them to your Mac and give commands to Siri through the AirPods.
* To use Siri through AirPods, you need to connect your headphones to your Mac via Bluetooth. To activate Bluetooth, you can follow the path below.
Activate Siri on Mac
Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your Mac screen.
Click on “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
From the opened section, find and select the Siri icon to open the Siri settings section for you.
Check the “Hey Siri” option.
If you want to activate Siri by voice while your Mac is locked, check the “Allow Siri when locked” checkbox.
The most popular Siri commands on AirPods
- “Play my Favorites playlist.”
- Increase the volume of the song “Turn up the volume.”
- Skip to the next song
- Stop playing the song “Pause Music”
- How is the battery on my AirPods? “How is the battery on my AirPods.”
Enable Siri on AirPods
1. Activate Siri on AirPods by saying Hey, Siri
Activate the Siri assistant with your voice and say the word, Hey, Siri. This feature can only be used on AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, and AirPods 2nd generation. Note that if you have a first-generation AirPods, you need to tap twice to activate Siri. Just ask Siri a question or ask it to do something for you. For example, a question like “Hi Siri, how’s the weather today?” or “Hey Siri, play my playlist.”
* Note that if you have not set up the “Hey Siri” feature, this feature will not work for you. To activate this feature, you must go to Settings > Siri & Search according to the instructions above, and then select the “Listen for “Hey Siri” option. Turn on.
List of things Siri can do:
In this part of the article, we have listed for you a list of some commands that Siri is able to perform.
Send messages in other applications
Set alarms and timers
Add a new event to the calendar or remind a set event
Play MusicIdentification of songs (artist and release date)
Play the movie
Solving mathematical equations
Find files on Mac
Create a note
Grabbing the camera and taking pictures
Increase or decrease screen brightness
Check the weather
Siri voice assistant languages
Apple’s voice assistant Siri can understand your words in different languages and give appropriate answers to the questions asked. Languages supported by Siri: