How to Activate Siri with Your Voice on an iPhone 6


The Siri feature on your iPhone offers a convenient way to use certain features of the device by just speaking with Siri. She is capable of doing many things, such as the examples presented on this page. But you can make it even easier to use Siri by turning on a setting that will activate Siri by simply saying the phrase “Hey Siri.”

While this feature can only be used when your iPhone is connected to a power source with your charging cable, it can be very convenient when you want to do something while working at your desk or laying in bed. For example, you could be typing something into your computer at your job, only to ask Siri to make a phone call or send a text message without ever taking your hands off your keyboard. This functionality can be enabled by adjusting one setting on your iPhone, which we will show you how to find with the steps below.

 

Voice Activate Siri in iOS 8

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.

As mentioned earlier, Siri needs to be connected to power in order for this feature to work. If you intend to use Siri in this manner, then it might be a good idea to get another charger for your car or office. You can purchase inexpensive chargers from Amazon here.

 

  • Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
  • open the settings menu

     

     

  • Step 2: Select the General option.
  • open the general menu

     

     

  • Step 3: Select the Siri option.
  • open the siri menu

     

     

  • Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Allow “Hey Siri” to enable the feature. You will know that it is turned on when there is green shading around the button. For example, this feature is enabled in the image below.

turn on the allow hey siri button

 

 

You can now activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” loudly enough for the microphone to recognize it, provided that your iPhone is connected to a power source with your charging cable.

 

There are some other options that you can specify for Siri as well. For example, this article will show you how to change the gender of the Siri voice.

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