The function “Hey Siri!“Calling a voice assistant is one of the relatively few features that was impudently spied on by the guys from a competing platform (” Ok, Google “). In this article, we will tell you on what Apple devices it works, why you need it and how to turn it on by voice and make some personalization settings. Instructions for beginners!
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Thanks to the voice assistant Siri, almost every owner of iPhone (4s and older), iPad (third generation and older, as well as all devices of the iPad mini line), iPod touch 5g and Apple Watch can voice calls, set alarms, write messages and even dictate texts. A more detailed list of useful commands can be found here.
And if earlier to activate the function it was required to hold down the Home button, now it is enough to say the phrase “Hey Siri!” (the feature appeared on iOS 9 and also works on later firmware versions). True, there are some nuances here.
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On which iPhones and iPads does Siri turn on by voice
Calling Siri with your voice will work on supported devices as long as they are connected to a power source. The exception was top-end gadgets such as iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE and iPad Pro, which are almost always ready on demand “Hey Siri!” respond and execute a voice command.
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How to activate Hey Siri! on iPhone and iPad?
1… Open up Settings → Siri and Search…
2… Activate the function Listen to “Hey Siri!”by switching the corresponding toggle switch to the active position.
3… The assistant will prompt you to press the button “Tune»And repeat some simple expressions to help you memorize your voice, to further reduce the chances of others accidentally activating Siri on your device.
After the done manipulations, calling the voice assistant will become even easier.
Note to the owners of top-end devices in which you can activate Siri without connecting the gadget to a power source – the battery life will certainly be reduced.
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Why “Hey Siri!” enabled but not working
Yes, the whole point is that if the device is in the user’s pocket or is located on a horizontal surface with the display down, then the protection against false positives is activated. We have already written about this in detail on the pages of our site.