During the years and different iOS Versions, Apple has improved Siri a lot. You can now use Siri to answer your questions, make recommendations or perform different actions.
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On the latest Apple’s Mobile Operating System, iOS 8, they added a new feature to their digital assistant, called “Hey Siri“. By default, Siri is activated by tapping and holding the home button for a couple of seconds of your iPhone or iPad.
However, Apple added a new way of activating Siri. If you say “Hey Siri” without touching or tapping anything on your device, Siri will be activated automatically and will be ready for your question.
“Hey Siri” is a very cool feature which allows you to use Siri without your hands.
To learn How to Activate “Hey Siri” and Control Siri without Touching Anything on iPhone or iPad, read more down below.
How to Activate “Hey Siri” and Control Siri Without Touching Anything on iPhone or iPad
Enabling “Hey Siri” is a cool way to interact with your device. It has the same function as Android’s “Ok Google” and Microsoft’s “Hey Cortana”.
Enabling “Hey Siri”
When you get a new device or just updated to iOS 8, “Hey Siri” Feature doesn’t come enabled automatically. You have to enable “Hey Siri” to Control Siri without pressing anything or hands-free. You can enable it by going to your device’s Settings. To do this, unlock your iPhone or iPad and open the Settings. Go to General and then tap on Siri.
Siri doesn’t have a lot of options to configure. The main option is the On or Off Toggle. You can enable Siri or disable it using this toggle. Down below, there is Allow “Hey Siri” option and its toggle.
Another settings you can configure on Siri Section, are the Voice Gender. You can choose a Male or Female Voice to interact with. There is also a Voice Feedback Option you can configure by choosing Always or Handsfree Only.
If you tap on My Info Button, you can choose your information and who Siri talks to.
As I mentioned in the upper paragraph, Enabling Hey Siri Feature is a great way to interact with your iOS Device without having to pick it up or push the home button.
One big disadvantage of Enabling Hey Siri Function is that to make it work, you have to plug your device on a power source. If your device isn’t plugged in, Hey Siri will not work.
I think that most of the users use Hey Siri Feature while they are driving. You can plug in your iPhone using a car charger and then say “Hey Siri” every time you need to do something on your device.
Another usage of Hey Siri Function is by using an iPad and you can leave it plugged in at your desk while using “Hey Siri” to perform different commands and tasks.
This is the guide “How to Activate Hey Siri and Control It Without Touching Anything on iPhone or iPad“.
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