Knowing how to use “Hey Siri” can be extremely helpful. It’s a great way to use your phone hands-free. Here are simple steps on how to use it and what else you need to know.
Setting up Hey Siri
To start using it go to “Settings” and navigate to “Siri & Search.”
Make sure the tabs are selected (on green) for Listen for “Hey Siri” and so on down the list. If your Siri is already on but not working turn it on and off again using the green tab. Then a screen should come up to prompt you to set up the feature.
You’ll be asked to say a series of commands so the phone starts to recognize your voice.
Using hey siri
Once it’s on you can start to use it by saying to your phone, “Hey Siri.” After you say the command, you may even hear a beep to prompt you that the phone is ready but it depends on how your audio preferences are set. You can try things like: “Hey Siri, What’s the weather?”
You can ask it a series of things, including to call and text people for you. This has come in handy for me multiple times if I’m holding a ton of items or not close to my phone but need to send a message. You can also ask it to call someone using speakerphone: “Hey Siri, call Michael on speaker.”
A few warnings with the “Hey Siri” system. The first is that if you have two phones together it could be annoying if the wrong phone recognizes your voice. This happens with my personal and work phone quite often.
You should also be careful Siri is calling the right person when you ask it to make a call. And check the text messages make sense before you send them.
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