How to Enable Siri on iPad

Sep 20, 2012 - 29 Comments


Siri has made it’s way onto iPad thanks to modern iOS and it’s actually one of the best reasons to upgrade to a newer device.

Though you should see the option to enable Siri during the first reboot and basic setup after updating to a new iOS version getting a brand new iPad, if you somehow skipped it or didn’t see that option, or perhaps turned it off, here’s all you need to do to get Siri on the iPad enabled and working.

How to Enable Siri on iPad

This works to turn Siri on the iPad, as well as iPhone.

  1. Open Settings app and tap “General”
  2. Find “Siri” and flip the switch to “ON”, make any changes to Voice Feedback, Language, and your identity as necessary
  3. 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.

There are tons of Siri tricks and Siri commands available out there, just peruse a commands list and have fun, Siri is quite useful and has a lot of capabilities.

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.

The setting in iOS looks a bit different depending on which iOS version you are using, and on the size of the screen of the iOS device. Keep in mind regardless of how the settings looks, enabling and disabling the feature works the same.

For example, enabling siri on a smaller screen iOS device looks like this:

And enabling Siri on an older version of iOS looks like this:

Enable Siri on iPad 3

Oh and in case you were wondering, the first iPad to support Siri is the 3rd gen iPad with updating to iOS 6 or later. And of course Siri continues today to exist in iPad Pro, iOS 11, and all the newest and latest and greatest iOS releases and iPad devices.

Siri on iPad 3


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. sam says:

    I forgot my Apple ID password and passcode

  2. anan says:

    which ipad have siri and icloud

  3. 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?

  4. lolol says:

    i have ipad 3 but siri isnt in the settings

  5. kevin says:

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

  6. Couro says:

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

  7. qazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolp says:

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

  8. qazwsxedcrfvtgbyhnujmikolp says:

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

  9. Hoodh says:

    Ios 6 rocks !!!!!!!

  10. 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?

  11. 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…

  12. Bob says:

    What is “my info” for

  13. 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

  14. Lena says:

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

  15. diselsamm says:

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

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