How To: Activate Hey Siri

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How To: Activate Hey Siri

Do you use Siri? Have you tried Hey Siri?

Pressing and holding the Home button will allow you to speak to Siri, Apple’s voice assistant.

There is a way to speak with Siri however without having to press the Home button. It’s called Hey Siri.

Once activated, you can speak to Siri without reaching for your phone, by saying “Hey Siri”.

Activating Hey Siri

Simply go to Settings > General > Siri and Turn On Allow “Hey Siri”.

You will then be able to say “Hey Siri” whenever your phone is connected to external power.

Using Siri Without Power

The main reason Hey Siri requires power to be connected is to avoid excess battery drain. It is possible to try and use Hey Siri without power attached, even though this is not an official feature.

  • Hold the home button until Siri is activated.
  • Let Siri timeout by not saying anything.
  • Say “Hey Siri” at any time and say your request.
  • If at any time the phone screen is manually or automatically locked then Hey Siri will no longer function.

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