Category: Siri

How to Hang Up Calls with Siri on iPhone

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If you use Siri to make phone calls and start FaceTime calls, you might also be interested in using Siri to hang up your phone calls or FaceTime calls too.

With this feature enabled, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” while on a phone call or FaceTime call, and Siri will end the active call.

How to End Phone Calls with Siri (FaceTime & Phone Calls)

Here’s how you can hang up phone calls with Siri:

  1. Open the “Settings” app
  2. Go to “Siri & Search”
  3. Toggle the switch for “Call Hang Up” to the ON position
  4. Hey Siri Hang Up iPhone calls

Siri will now be listening for the “Hey Siri…

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How to Automatically Send Messages with Siri from iPhone Without Confirmation

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If you’re confident in Siri’s abilities to dictate text and accurately relay what you are saying into a message, you can enable a feature that allows you to automatically send messages from Siri on iPhone without asking for a confirmation first.

When the confirmation is enabled, you’ll see the text typed out that Siri has dictated from your voice to the message, and then Siri will ask to confirm to send the message. With the automatic sending feature enabled, there is no confirmation, Siri will just send the message right away. Sound good? Of course it does,…

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Remove Dictation Button from Safari Address Bar on iPhone & iPad

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You may have noticed a microphone button in the address bar of Safari on iPhone or iPad, and when the microphone icon is tapped it will activate dictation, turning your voice into text.

Many users may accidentally tap on the microphone dictation button in Safari on iPhone or iPad, and thus may want to disable and remove the dictation button from Safari on their device.

It turns out that removing the microphone button in the Safari search bar is not as simple as you may hope it to be however, because by doing so you also have to disable Siri and the dictation…

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Silence an Alarm on Family Members iPhone / iPad

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Have you ever been in the situation where someone set an alarm on their iPhone or iPad and it is blaring away, but perhaps they aren’t nearby to turn it off, or maybe you want to let them continue sleeping or something similar?

If you use Family Sharing, you’ll be happy to know that you can silence a family members alarm on their device, with just a simple Siri command from your iPhone or iPad. You don’t even need to touch their device.


As long as all the devices are on the same wi-fi network, generally in the same vicinity, and part of the same Family…

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How to Use the Gender Neutral Siri Voice

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Siri now has a non-binary gender neutral voice option available to users who prefer to not have a stereotypically male or female Siri voice.

While Apple somewhat recently removed all gender identifying information from Siri voices, simply referring to them as ‘Voice 1’ and so on, the introduction of the gender neutral non-binary Siri voice is freshly available on the latest iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS releases. Apple calls the gender neutral voice, “Voice 5”, and you can set it on any Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

How to Use the Non-binary Gender Neutral Siri Voice…

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How to Set a Timer on Mac

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Setting a timer on the Mac is pretty easy, though you’ll be forgiven if you assumed there would be a dedicated timer feature within the clock app of MacOS, as there is in the iOS and iPadOS world. It turns out that a timer functionality is not yet part of the clock app or clock widget on the Mac, but that doesn’t mean you can’t easily set a timer.

Instead, setting a timer on a Mac is accomplished with Siri. We’ll show you how.

How to Set a Timer on Mac with Siri

  • Summon Siri on the the Mac, then say “Set a timer for (time)”

Set a timer on Mac with Siri

You can use seconds,…

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How to Turn Off Siri on Apple Watch to Stop Siri Listening

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Don’t want Apple Watch to always be listening for the “Hey Siri” command? You can turn off Siri on Apple Watch if you want to stop it from listening to you, ready to take your commands.

We’ll show you how to turn off the Siri listening feature Apple Watch, which still allows you to use Siri if manually activated, and also how to turn off Siri completely so that the entire feature is not available on Apple Watch. Finally, we’ll also show you how to delete your Siri history and voice commands from Apple servers.


Note that by disabling Siri listening on…

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How to Use Announce Messages with Siri on Apple Watch

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Did you know that Siri on Apple Watch can read out all the messages you receive, and even reply to them without having to take your iPhone out of your pocket? As long as you have a second-generation and newer AirPods or compatible Beats wireless headphones, you’ll be able to take advantage of this feature with your Apple Watch.

Announce Messages with Siri is a feature that adds more functionality to the AirPods and Beats line-up of wireless headphones. When you have these headphones connected to your Apple Watch, Siri will announce every message that shows up…

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How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

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Location Services are enabled by default on the HomePod, so that if you ask HomePod or HomePod mini things like what the weather is, it will be able to tell you. But if you’re not actually making use of location features, or if you’d rather have some more privacy, you can turn the location features off on HomePod.

Unlike your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, your HomePod is a stationary device for your home. You’re not going to carry it around for map navigation, something which actually requires your location. Hence, for some users, the location services…

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How to Stop HomePod Always Listening

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Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speakers are always listening, waiting for your “Hey Siri” command so that it can quickly follow orders to get things done. Some privacy buffs may wish to temporarily or permanently turn this listening feature off, depending on the scenario or their use case of a HomePod, and that’s what we’re going to cover here.

The “Hey Siri” feature isn’t specific to the HomePod as it’s available on other Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and Mac too. While it’s a really nice feature to…

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