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Say Hello to Siri: How to Activate and Utilize Apple’s Voice Assistant on Your iPhone

 

How to Activate Siri

Want to know how to activate Siri on your iPhone? First-time Apple device users like the iPhone, iPad, and even the MacBook might want to know how to properly activate the Apple personal voice assistant (Siri) on their phone and get it rolling as soon as possible.

 

Also, this doesn’t only apply to first-time users; if you have not activated your Siri properly, you can use this guide to help you get it in a few steps.

 

 

What can Siri do?

Here are some of the few capabilities of Siri;

  • Siri like any other voice assistant is trained to understand natural language. This means that you can speak to it the way you want and Siri will be able to provide you with the help you need.

 

  • Siri can understand the context of the conversation you have with it, this helps Siri give a more useful response.

 

  • Due to the third-party integration, you can connect Siri to your smart homes and more.

 

  • Since Siri is available on all Apple devices, you can transfer your task from any of the devices and continue from where you ended.

 

 

 

Why is it important to Activate Siri?

Siri is a voice assistant, and its purpose is to make life easy for Apple device users. Here is why you have to activate it.

 

  • Siri helps you save your precious time.

 

  • Siri helps you to be more productive. During your morning run, you can tell Siri to send a quick text for you while you are still running and burning some calories.

 

  • Siri makes life easier. E.g., you can tell Siri to remind you to pay your rent on time, find important pieces of information, and so on.

 

 

How to Activate Siri on iphone
How to Activate Siri on iphone

 

How to enable Siri on your iPhone

Enabling Siri on your iPhone is quite easy and you can get it done in 2 simple ways.

 

How to Activate Siri on iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max

 

  • Press and hold the Side button until the Siri menu pops up

 

  • Tap on “Turn on Siri” to proceed

 

 

Using the iPhone Settings

  • Tap on the Settings icon to open

 

  • In the Settings menu, scroll down to “Siri & Search” and tap to open too

 

  • Toggle on Listen for “Hey Siri” and tap “Continue” to proceed

 

  • Here Siri will ask you to say “Hey Siri” and a few commands into your iPhone to properly set it up.

 

  • Next, you should see on your screen “Hey Siri” is Ready

 

  • You can also change Siri’s voice to your preferred option too. Please note that you have to turn Siri on again once you change the voice.

 

  • Siri is activated on your iPhone; you also try toggling on a few of the suggestions on the list to see what works best for you.

 

 

 

How to activate Siri on iPhone 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Mini & 12 Pro Max

  • Grab your iPhone 12 and unlock the home screen

 

  • Press and hold the Side button until the Siri menu pops up

 

  • Tap on “Turn on Siri” to proceed

 

 

Using the iPhone Settings

  • Tap on the Settings icon to open

 

  • In the Settings menu, scroll down to “Siri & Search” and tap to open too

 

  • Toggle on Listen for “Hey Siri” and tap “Continue” to proceed

 

  • Here Siri will ask you to say “Hey Siri” and a few commands into your iPhone to properly set it up.

 

  • Next, you should see on your screen “Hey Siri” is Ready

 

  • You can also change Siri’s voice to your preferred option too. Please note that you have to turn Siri on again once you change the voice.

 

  • Siri is activated on your iPhone; you also try toggling on a few of the suggestions on the list to see what works best for you.

 

 

 

how to activate Siri on iPhone 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Mini / 13 Pro Max

  • Grab your iPhone 13 and unlock the home screen

 

  • Press and hold the Side button until the Siri menu pops up

 

  • Tap on “Turn on Siri” to proceed

 

  • Next, tap on “Share Audio Recordings” to proceed. Note that if you don’t, Siri will not activate and you will have to begin this step again.

 

 

 

Using the iPhone Settings

  • Tap on the Settings icon to open

 

  • In the Settings menu, scroll down to “Siri & Search” and tap to open too

 

  • Toggle on Listen for “Hey Siri” and tap “Continue” to proceed

 

  • Here,, Siri will ask you to say “Hey Siri” and a few commands into your iPhone to properly set it up.

 

  • Next, you should see on your screen “Hey Siri” is Ready

 

  • You can also change Siri’s voice to your preferred option too. Please note that you have to turn Siri on again once you change the voice.

 

  • Siri is activated on your iPhone; you also try toggling on a few of the suggestions on the list to see what works best for you.

 

 

How to use Hey Siri

  • Turn on always Listen for “Hey Siri” in Siri & Search settings. This help Siri to respond even when the phone is in your pocket, the iPhone is face down, or when the phone microphone is covered.

 

  • Let Siri turn on your flashlight. Just say “Hey Siri” and turn on Flashlight

 

  • You can let Siri respond to you by simply asking “Where are you”. Next time you can’t find your phone in the living room, use this command, and Siri you respond to you indicating where the phone is.

 

  • You can also let Siri make a call on speaker.

 

  • You can also tell Siri to show you where you parked your car.

 

 

 

how to activate Siri on iPhone 14 / 14 Pro / 14 Plus / 14 Pro Max

  • Grab your iPhone 13 and unlock the home screen

 

  • Press and hold the Side button until the Siri menu pops up

 

  • Tap on “Turn on Siri” to proceed

 

  • Next, tap on “Share Audio Recordings” to proceed. Note that if you don’t, Siri will not activate and you will have to begin this step again.

 

 

Using the iPhone Settings

  • Tap on the Settings icon to open

 

  • In the Settings menu, scroll down to “Siri & Search” and tap to open too

 

  • Toggle on Listen for “Hey Siri” and tap “Continue” to proceed

 

 

  • Next, you should see on your screen “Hey Siri” is Ready

 

  • You can also change Siri’s voice to your preferred option too. Please note that you have to turn Siri on again once you change the voice.

 

  • Siri is activated on your iPhone; you also try toggling on a few of the suggestions on the list to see what works best for you.

 

 

 

Where is the Siri button on my iPhone?

For iPhone with Face ID, the Siri button is on the right side of the iPhone, You Press and hold to activate Siri.

 

And for iPhones with home button, its simply the home button, Press and hold to activate it too

 

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