How to Enable Siri on iPad 3

Sep 20, 2012 - 28 Comments

Siri on iPad 3

Siri has made it’s way onto iPad 3 thanks to iOS 6 and it’s actually one of the best reasons to upgrade for 3rd gen iPad owners. Though you should see the option to enable Siri during the first reboot and basic setup after updating to iOS 6 or getting a brand new iPad, if you somehow skipped it or didn’t see that option, here’s all you need to do to get Siri on the iPad:

  • Open Settings and tap “General”
  • Find “Siri” and flip the switch to “ON”, make any changes to Voice Feedback, Language, and your identity as necessary
  • Close out of Settings and Siri is ready to go

With Siri enabled, hold down the Home button for about 2 seconds to activate Siri and start asking questions, request information, and even launch apps.

The voice recognition aspect is just like Dictation in iOS and OS X, but with the responses it’s obvious Siri has undergone some major improvements behind the scenes, and the ability to answer even some obscure questions has dramatically improved. Sports fans will find the new sports features a welcome change too, letting you easily get game schedules, rankings, stats, and much more, perfect for couch lounging on Saturdays and Sundays.


Enable Siri on iPad 3

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone

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  1. diselsamm says:

    I find it unfair being unable to run Siri on Ipad, gen. 1

  2. Lena says:

    plz. tell me how to get siri on my iPad2… ;)

  3. SBG says:

    I think that Apple rip me off I own iPhone 4 and iPad 3
    on iPhone I have 5.1.1 and I don’t think to update but on iPad I change to ios6 and come on. Maps is disaster my son love you tube app he is 2,5 , come on Siri not in my language , I live in Sweden but my native language is polish, come on and LTE mission impossible on iPad 3 and now on iPhone 5. But still I like iOS maybe I get Siri with iOS 9

  4. Bob says:

    What is “my info” for

  5. bob says:

    after reading the simple instructions.. ??
    How stupid are the apple users??

    I see why they need the Apple Genius store.. wonder if they help them tie their shoes too… probably not.. all Apple users are given Velcro laced shoes for free…

  6. Conrad says:

    Where is the “home” button that I need to press to enable Siri?
    I am on an iPad3.
    I have searched everywhere but to no avail. Is it an iPhone thing?

  7. Hoodh says:

    Ios 6 rocks !!!!!!!

  8. qazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolp says:

    I cant find siri in general even though i updated my ipad 3 to IOS 6 :(

  9. qazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolp says:

    I also checked in my restrictions and I haven’t restricted anything :( :( :( :( :(

  10. Couro says:

    Omg how do you do it I’m frustrated!!!

  11. kevin says:

    too bad siri is not yet as good as the default voice recognition capabilities in any android device yet.

  12. lolol says:

    i have ipad 3 but siri isnt in the settings

  13. lottie says:

    help, siri is not coming up on my ipad 3 in settings/general,ive upgraded both to iOS 6 and 6.0.1 and still havent got it. what can i do?

  14. anan says:

    which ipad have siri and icloud

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