Siri now supports Spotify commands, meaning you can now use Siri to request specific music be played through Spotify on iPhone, iPad, or other Siri equipped devices with Spotify. And if the iPhone or iPad is outputting audio to Sonos or another speaker, Spotify will play directly through that speaker system. Using Spotify to play … Read More
Want to make booking an Uber ride even easier from iPhone? Try ordering an Uber ride with Siri, your phones built-in personal AI assistant. Uber is the incredibly convenient ride service that will take you just about anywhere you want to go, and Siri is the incredibly convenient virtual assistant that can perform all sorts … Read More
Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how.
You can adjust privacy settings on iPhone and iPad to stop Apple from storing, collecting, and reviewing audio recordings from your device and Siri usage. This is a new optional privacy feature that some iPhone and iPad users may be interested in, particularly if they don’t like the idea of their audio recordings from Siri … Read More
Many Siri interactions and requests submit anonymized audio recordings to Apple servers in order to process, review, and to ascertain for accuracy and quality. For example, if you ask Siri on iPhone for the weather, that request may be recorded as audio and processed on Apple servers. While this data is anonymized from an Apple … Read More
If you’re using a Mac with Hey Siri voice activation enabled but you’d like to turn the voice listening feature off, you’ll find that it’s easy to selectively turn off Hey Siri while still leaving the usual Siri invocation methods enabled in MacOS.
Want to change the voice of Siri on a Mac? There are numerous voice options for Siri available, and on the Mac you can change the voice of Siri to be male or female, and you can even change Siri’s accent too.
Have an older Mac but want Hey Siri voice commands? With a little effort, you can get ‘Hey Siri’ on unsupported Macs by using a creative workaround. While new Mac models can enable Hey Siri on the Mac as easily as checking a setting in system preferences, older Macs do not support the same Hey … Read More
Mac users can enable “Hey Siri” on their computer, allowing for simple voice activation of the virtual assistant. Much like Hey Siri for iPhone and iPad, or Apple Watch, when Hey Siri is enabled on the Mac you can interact with Siri entirely with voice commands and without needing to click or tap on anything … Read More
Have you ever lost an iPhone somewhere in a house, office, or car, and can’t quite find it? Trying to locate a misplaced iPhone can be frustrating, but if you have another iOS device, Apple Watch, or Mac nearby then you can use Siri to help find a lost iPhone. With this great trick, you’ll … Read More
Want to quickly get the battery life of an iPhone or iPad? While on some iOS devices you can glance at the top of the screen to see the battery percentage remaining, newer iPhone models with the top screen notch hide the battery life percentage and instead require users to find battery life in Control … Read More
Have you ever been so lost that you don’t even know where you are? Your iPhone and Siri can help! Perhaps you were following someones bad directions to a destination and got wildly lost, maybe you’re in a new city and took a few too many wrong turns, or maybe you were the passenger in … Read More
In order for a variety of Siri features to work, Siri must know who you are, and the more Siri knows about you the better some of those features work when activated from an iPhone or iPad. For example, if Siri knows your home address then you can ask Siri to “give me directions home” … Read More
Siri for iOS can now play short daily news digests by request, allowing you to quickly hear news recaps from some popular mainstream news outlets and media sources. This is a handy feature if you want to get a quick blurb about what’s apparently newsworthy on a given day, and it works the same on … Read More
Type to Siri for iOS allows you to interact with Siri by typing text commands on an iPhone or iPad, using either the onscreen software keyboard or an external keyboard. All of the Siri commands you’re used to using work through Type to Siri, it’s just the command entering process that is different as you … Read More
While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set … Read More
All new iPhone models includes Siri access, the ever helpful (and sometimes goofy) virtual assistant that can perform tons of tasks by issuing simple commands by voice. But if you’re accustomed to accessing Siri by holding down a Home button and now you have a newer iPhone without a home button, like iPhone 11, iPhone … Read More
If you don’t want Siri to ever dictate, speak, or write out explicit language, you can disable bad language in Siri for iPhone and iPad completely. By disabling explicit language support in Siri, the virtual assistant will use asterisks to cover up curse words and bad language, like “s**t”, and will literally bleep explicit language … Read More