how to activate siri on iphone 8 or x and iPad and Other
How to set up, secure, and start using Siri on iPhone and iPad
you would like to retrace how to activate siri. Things are this way, am I right? Then let me help you reach your goal.
If you take a few minutes of your free time, I can tell you how to enable Siri, explaining the detailed procedure to activate this voice assistant on all Apple devices in your possession. In addition to providing you with the necessary information to configure Siri on your iPhone, in fact, I’ll also tell you how to activate it on Mac, Apple Watch and how to use it with AirPods. How do you say? Is that what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more time talking and get on with the action!
I assure you that enabling and configuring Siri on your Apple device will be really child’s play. That said, all that remains for me is to wish you good reading and good luck for everything!
how to activate siri on the iPhone
The procedure to enable Siri varies depending on the iPhone model in your possession. In any case, to sum up, all you need to do is access the iOS settings, access the Siri section and press on the option to activate the voice assistant. Easy, isn’t it? Below are all the details.
Enable Siri on iPhone X and later
To enable Siri on iPhone X and later models, you tap on the gear wheel icon on the home screen, so you can access the iOS Settings, and press on Siri and Search. In the new screen displayed, choose the option that interests you from those available.
- Enable “hi Siri”: allows you to activate Siri with the voice by saying the voice command “hi Siri”. To complete the configuration, you need to follow a guided procedure to allow the voice assistant to recognize your voice.
- Press the side button for Siri: by activating this option, you can call up Siri by holding down the right side button of your iPhone.
If your intention is to call up Siri either with voice commands or by pressing the side button of your iPhone, you need to know that it is sufficient to move the lever next to the Enable “Hey Siri” option from OFF to ON. Activating this option, in fact, automatically activates the function to call up Siri by pressing the iPhone side key.
After activating the option you are interested in, press the Enable Siri button to activate the Apple voice assistant. If you have chosen to activate the option to recall Siri with the command “Hey Siri”, you tap on the Continue item to start the guided configuration, pronounce the commands “Hey Siri”, “Hey Siri send a message”, “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like today? “,” Hey Siri, set a three-minute timer “and” Hey Siri, let me listen to some music “and press the Finish button to complete the setup and start using the voice assistant Apple.
Once Siri has been activated, you can customize the latter by choosing the options that interest you in the Ask Siri section: Use Siri when locked to call up Siri even when the phone is locked; Language to set the language of your interest; Voice Siri to choose whether to use Siri with a male or female voice and Voice feedback to indicate when to receive a voice feedback from Siri (Always active, Control with ring tone switch or Hands free only).
Finally, it will be useful to know that, in the Suggested Quick Commands section, you can set custom commands to be used with Siri (eg to send a message to a specific person or do a search on YouTube) while in the Siri Tips section you can choose whether to activate or not the suggestions of Siri (Spotlight Tips, Search Tips and Screen Lock Tips).
Enable Siri on iPhone 8 and earlier
If you have an iPhone 8 or are wondering how to enable Siri on iPhone 7 and earlier Apple smartphone models, all you need to do is access the settings on your device and activate the feature in question.
Take, then, your iPhone, access the iOS Settings, tapping on the gear wheel icon on the home screen and, in the new screen displayed, click on Siri. Now, move the lever next to the Siri option from OFF to ON, tap the Enable Siri button and you’re done.
After activating Siri, choose whether to allow access to the Apple voice assistant even when your iPhone is locked, by moving the lever located next to the Allow item if locked from OFF to ON. Furthermore, if you wish to call up Siri also with the ” hi Siri” command when your iPhone is connected to an energy source, locate the Allow hi Siri option and move its lever from OFF to ON.
In the latter case, you will then need to press the Continue button and follow the configuration procedure to allow Siri to recognize your voice. Then follow the instructions shown on the screen and, when requested, pronounce the “Hey Siri” commands, “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like today?” and “Hey Siri, it’s me”.
Enable Siri on Mac
If you want to enable Siri on Mac , access the System Preferences by clicking on the gear wheel icon in the Dock bar. Alternatively, click on the apple icon in the menu bar and select the System Preferences option from the menu that opens.
Now, click on the item Siri and, in the new screen displayed, put a check mark next to the option Enable “Ask Siri”. Then press the Enable button and you’re done.
If you have a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air or an iMac Pro produced from 2018 on wards, you can call up Siri with the voice by saying the command “Hey Siri”. If, on the other hand, you have an older Mac or prefer to activate Siri from the keyboard, choose the key combination of your choice (None, Hold Space Control, Hold Option Space, Press Space and Customize Fn) via the Keyboard Shortcut drop-down menu .
In addition, choose the Siri language and voice (Female or Male) using the appropriate drop-down menus and place a check mark next to one of the options available between Yes and No, next to the Voice feedback option, to activate or not the Siri’s vocal responses.
Finally, it will be useful to know that you can add Siri either in the menu bar at the top or on the Touch Bar of your Mac. In the first case, in the Siri section of the System Preferences, put a check mark next to the Show Siri option in the bar of the menus, while to add Siri from the Touch Bar, open the System Preferences, select the Keyboard entry and click on the Customize Control Strip button. Then locate the Siri icon in the on-screen pop-up bar, drag it to the Touch Bar and press the Finish button to save the changes.
Enable Siri on Apple Watch
To enable Siri on Apple Watch, press the digital crown (the side wheel of the watch), to turn on the dial and access the menu of the applications installed on the device, and access the WatchOS Settings, pressing the gear wheel icon .
Now, select the option General, press on the item Siri and, in the new screen displayed, move the lever next to the option hi Siri from OFF to ON. It will be useful to know that from watchOS 5, the possibility of recalling Siri has been introduced simply by lifting the Apple Watch. If you are interested in this feature, find the item Raise to talk and move the relative lever from OFF to ON.
Finally, if you have an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, by clicking on the Voice Feedback option, you can choose when to receive Siri’s voice responses by selecting one of the available options from Always on, Check based on Silent mode and Earphones only.
Enable Siri on Apple TV
If you’re wondering if you can enable Siri on Apple TV, I’m sorry to tell you the answer is negative. In Italy, in fact, Apple’s voice assistant has not yet been made available on the famous media center produced by the company of the bitten apple.
As I write this guide, Siri is available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD only in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Activate Siri with AirPods
Would you like to activate Siri with AirPods? In this case, all you need to do is connect the earphones to an Apple device and make sure that the voice assistant is enabled on the latter.
If, for example, you have an iPhone, first make sure you have Siri enabled and connect the AirPods to the phone. Then take the latter, tap on the gear wheel icon in the home screen, to access the iOS Settings, press on the Bluetooth item and tap the icon (s) related to your AirPods (visible in section I my devices).
In the new screen displayed, find the option Tap 2 times quick and make sure that next to at least one item between Left and Right the Siri option is visible. If not, choose the headset that interests you to use to activate Siri and put a check mark next to Siri.
If, on the other hand, you want to use AirPods with your Mac, after activating Siri and connecting the earphones produced by Apple to your computer, access the System Preferences by clicking on the gear wheel icon visible in the Dock bar and click on ‘Bluetooth option.
Then click on the Options button for AirPods, select the Siri option via one of the two drop-down menus visible next to the options Double-tap on the left and Double-tap on the right and press the Finish button to save the changes.
By doing this, both on the iPhone and on the Mac, you can activate Siri with AirPods by double-tapping the headset associated with the Apple voice assistant.
It will be useful to know that, if you have 2nd generation AirPods and your device is equipped with this feature, you can also call up Siri with the “Hey Siri” command: just activate this function in the settings of the device to which the earphones are connected.