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How to use Siri on Apple devices
Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Use Siri on AirPods or in cars.
Using Siri with Apple Watch.
Siri and the HomePod.
Siri and the Mac device.
Siri and the Apple TV.
How do I turn Siri on or off?
The benefits that Siri can bring to turn your home into a smart home are many. This assistant can make everyone's life much more comfortable and simple. But for that, you need to know how to use it with Apple devices.
The company has already launched devices that many of the users can purchase on the market. The best known are:
AirPod or CarPlay.
Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
To talk to Siri you just have to say the expression "Hey Siri" and then you can say anything you need. For the sake of saying something, you could say, "Hey Siri, what's the room temperature today?".
In the case of the iPhone or any other model after that, you just have to press the side button and then ask for what you want.
On iPod Pro that don't have a home button, you can press the top button and ask for whatever you need. But if your device has a home button, you would just have to press it and tell Siri what you need.
But what happens if what you are going to order is something very long? In that case you would only have to press the button to activate Siri until you finish talking to him.
Use Siri on AirPods or in cars
With third-generation AirPods, you could configure the elongated pressure sensors on your left or right device to start using Siri.
In the first generation AirPods, you would have to press twice on the outside of the AirPods, wait a few seconds until a sound is heard, and you can ask for what you want.
If your car has CarPlay / Siri eyes free compatibility, you would just have to press the voice command button on the steering wheel and tell Siri what you need.
Using Siri with Apple Watch
With this device you just have to say: "Hey Siri" by looking at the Apple Watch or pressing the screen. Once turned on you can say: "Hey Siri" and then ask what you require at that time.
You can also press the digital crown for a moment and ask Siri what you want. For a long request, just press the digital crown until you finish talking to Siri.
Siri and the HomePod
If you want to use Siri on the HomePod, you just have to say "Hey Siri" and then press the top area of your HomePod and you can immediately ask anything you need.
If the request is very long, you just have to press and hold the upper area and release it when you stop talking.
Siri and your Mac device
On Mac computers you just have to press the Siri button and say the magic words: "Hey Siri" and then say what you need. For MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, press the Siri button on the Touch Bar and then ask for what you want.
On macOS Sierra and newer models, press the Siri button in the menu bar or in the Dock, and you go on to say what you want. But if it is a longer request than normal, you should press and hold the Siri button and release it when you finish speaking.
Now, if you see that Siri does not close automatically, just click close.
Siri and Apple TV
You must press and hold the Siri button on your Siri remote and after speaking, you can release the Siri button.
Siri actually makes it very easy for you to watch TV and search for other apps. Just ask Siri to find the movies, TV shows or apps that are of your choice.
With Siri, you can also search by title, you just have to put it in the search engine. If there are multiple options, Siri will show you the one that's most appropriate for you.
Plus, you can search by both genre and cast, director, rating, recommended age, and popularity. For example, you can tell Siri :
"Show me thrillers."
"Find me new movies in 5k".
"Find children's programs."
"Look for superhero movies."
You can also do more specific searches, you can tell Siri that you want to watch movies from the 80s or that you want to see only the movies from this year.
With Siri, you can also have control of what is being played, Siri is capable of activating subtitles, it can advance a few minutes, it can even tell you who the protagonists of a certain movie are.
Another advantage is that you can search for apps or a specific type of app in the App store, you can tell it to open Hulu for you, to look for apps physically, you can even open HBO Max in the living room of your own home.
Siri is so useful that it can be of assistance when your iPhone is lost. To do this you would have to activate "Find my iPhone" on your devices. You can only ask Siri to play a sound to help you achieve it.
Siri can help you know the weather in your area. Ask him what the ambient temperature is, when the sun sets in another city / country, or what time it is on another side of the planet.
How do I turn Siri on or off?
You can locate yourself on Apple TV and go to the Settings section> General> Siri. If Apple TV tells you the name of the icons or settings, check to see if you accidentally turned on VoiceOver.
To deactivate VoiceOver, go to the Settings> General> Accessibility> VoiceOver section and deactivate VoiceOver there.
In rare cases, it may not be possible to activate Siri. For that you must make sure in Settings> General> Language and region if your country or language is compatible.