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How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad

Jan 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
Type to Siri on iOS

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

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Jan 12, 2018 - 4 Comments
Type To Siri on a Mac

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

How to Activate Siri on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X

Dec 31, 2017 - 2 Comments
Access Siri on iPhone X

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

How to Disable Bad Language in Siri on iPhone and iPad

Dec 28, 2017 - 5 Comments
Prevent bad language with Siri on iOS

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

How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Nov 15, 2017 - 34 Comments
Translating languages with Siri on iPhone

Whether you’re a frequent traveler, simply learning a new language, or interacting with someone who speaks in a different language, Siri for iOS now has the fantastic ability to translate between languages on the fly. For example, you can ask Siri to say “I need a taxi ride to the airport” in French, and Siri … Read More

How to Identify a Song Playing on a Mac with Siri

Sep 8, 2017 - 4 Comments
Identify what song is playing on Mac with Siri

Have you ever been watching a movie or video, or maybe you’re in a coffee shop or restaurant, and you hear a song or some music that you want to identify? If you’re on your Mac, your computer can recognize what songs are playing by using Siri. This is essentially the feature that also works … Read More

Have Siri Show Your Calendar & Appointments on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Aug 30, 2017 - 1 Comment
What's on my calendar Siri

Are you having a busy day, and wondering what is next on your Calendar agenda? Maybe you forgot when that appointment is tomorrow? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you’re free next Tuesday for a meeting at a specific time? You can ask Siri to tell you, utilizing the virtual assistant as a little personal assistant … Read More

How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jul 24, 2017 - 15 Comments
Remove Siri from Touch Bar on Mac

Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever … Read More

Can’t Spell? Ask Siri to Spell a Word on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 9, 2017 - 5 Comments
Ask Siri to spell a word on iPhone

Can’t remember how to spell a word? You can ask Siri to spell the word for you! That’s right, good old Siri on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad has no problem helping you spell words if you can’t think of where to begin and when autocorrect is off or otherwise failing you, is this Siri … Read More

How to Change Screen Brightness on the Mac with Siri Voice Commands

Apr 25, 2017 - 3 Comments
Changing screen brightness on Mac with Siri

Just about every Mac has screen brightness adjustment buttons on their keyboard, but for Macs with Siri enabled you can also adjust and change screen brightness on a Mac display easily with Siri voice commands instead. This can offer a quicker option to adjust display dimness and brightness for some Mac users, and voice commands … Read More

Siri Not Working on iPhone or iPad? How to Fix Siri & Troubleshoot Problems

Mar 2, 2017 - 17 Comments
Fix Siri not working on iPhone or iPad

Siri usually works great on iPhone and iPad, but sometimes Siri stops working or Siri may not work as intended. If you experience problems with Siri, this guide will walk you through troubleshooting Siri so that you can fix Siri to work on your iPhone or iPad again. We’ll cover several effective troubleshooting tricks to … Read More

How to Enable Siri for Third Party Apps in iOS 10

Jan 26, 2017 - 2 Comments
Enable Siri third party app support

Siri in iOS now supports third party apps, meaning Siri can interact with apps like PayPal, Skype, Uber, and others that have chosen to include support for the Siri virtual assistant. In practice this allows you to ask Siri to do something like “send $10 to Bob using PayPal” or “Get me an Uber to … Read More

How to Disable Siri on Mac

Nov 28, 2016 - 10 Comments
Disable Siri on Mac

Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren’t using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they’d rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS, which will completely turn off the voice … Read More

How to Add Siri Results into Notification Center on Mac

Nov 18, 2016 - 3 Comments
Siri result widget in Notification Center on Mac

We already know that Siri for Mac has a litany of commands and capabilities, but did you know that you can pin a Siri search result into the Mac Notifications Center panel? For example, if you ask Siri for the weather, you can pin the result, which will update on the fly, into the Notifications … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

Nov 15, 2016 - 4 Comments
The iPhone Plus S placed face down on a desk

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

Oct 21, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Siri icon

As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

Check iOS Settings Status with Siri

Oct 19, 2016 - 6 Comments
Siri checking device settings in iOS

Ever wondered if an iOS Setting was turned off or on? Don’t want to go fishing around in Settings of iOS to see if something is enabled or disabled? Maybe you’re away from your device and want to know a settings status using Hey Siri? You don’t always need to dig around in the Settings … Read More

How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in Mac OS

Sep 30, 2016 - 3 Comments
Hide Siri Menu bar icon in MacOS

Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands. With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac … Read More

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