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How To Get Siri On iPhone

Got a new iPhone? Looking to try out Siri?

Well, you don’t have to look anywhere else if you want to get Siri on iPhone. It’s there on your phone itself!

That’s right! Apple has integrated this useful feature in all new iPhone devices. You will not have to download it separately.

Get Siri on iPhone

To get Siri on your iPhone, here’s what you need to do –

Turn on the new iPhone and make sure you complete the initial settings. In these settings, you will be asked to set up the Siri settings as well.

You may use the on-screen instructions to perform all required steps.

When your iPhone is turned on, you have to press and hold the Home button. This step will allow you to turn on Siri on the device.

You can also initiate your Siri conversation using the ‘Hey Siri’ command. With this command, you don’t have to press and hold the Home button each time.

Also Read50+ Most Useful Siri Tricks For Your iPhone

If you perform all these suggestions as mentioned above, you won’t come across any issues whatsoever. Siri will automatically appear on your screen, and you can start asking any questions as you like.

However, in case you find it difficult to get Siri on iPhone, you will need to activate it using the settings app.

Activate Siri on your iPhone

Alright, let’s see how to activate Siri on iPhone –

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Siri & Search.
  3. Enable the ‘Listen for Hey Siri’ option.
  4. Complete the setup as requested on your screen.
  5. Then, enable the ‘Press Home for Siri’ and ‘Allow Siri When Locked’ option.
  6. Go to Home screen and try activating Siri with Hey Siri command.

Siri activation on iPhone

That’s it!

These steps should do the trick and allow you to access Siri on iPhone.

Once you’re able to access Siri, you can get done any of your tasks related to iPhone.

Apart from voice commands, Apple also allows users to interact with Siri using the type-to-Siri feature. This feature is quite useful if you are not interested in communicating with your voice commands. Sometimes, Siri may not acknowledge your accent if you speak in the non-American accent.

In such cases, the type-to-Siri feature helps you in interacting using the textual Siri commands.

Steps to enable this feature on your iPhone –

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General and select Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down a bit and select Siri.
  4. In this menu, enable the ‘Type to Siri’ option.
  5. Close the app.

As soon as you activate this feature, you can see the type field in your Siri’s screen interface. And that’s where you will have to type your queries to get the appropriate answers from this intelligent assistant.

Siri’s Compatibility

Even though it’s easy to access and use Siri on iPhones, you have to make sure that you’re using a new iPhone.

Apple had launched Siri in 2011, so you will have to look for a compatible iPhone. If you’re still using an old iPhone, you should consider upgrading to new iPhone models like iPhone X.


If you are a new iPhone user, the following FAQs might help you use Siri more comfortably. Have a look –

What to do when Siri stops working on iPhone?

It’s unlikely for Siri to stop working any iPhone, as it’s an integrated feature in the iOS system.

But if you still see such behavior on your device, don’t worry. It might just be a software glitch. Here are some suggestions for you –

These are some of the things that you can do if Siri doesn’t respond to your commands.

Note – Siri needs internet access to find some answers to your queries. If there is any connection error or network glitch in the system, Siri will not work as per the commands. And you’ll probably get a network error on your screen.

So, don’t forget to check all your network settings before asking queries to Siri.

How to make Siri say anything?

The best thing about Siri is that you can make it say anything you want. You can even ask this assistant to sing one of your favorite songs, and it will sing it for you.

Don’t believe me? Check out the following guides –

Both these guides are quite useful to make the Siri experience more enjoyable. So, do try them out!

Can you change Siri’s voice?

Absolutely yes!

Unlike many virtual assistants, this feature is available for all Siri users. You can change the voice from the Settings app on your device.

If you’re not sure about it, take a look at the steps below.

Steps to follow –

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Siri & Search.
  3. Tap the Siri Voice option.
  4. Select the voice of your choice and close the app.

Siri's Voices

Now, try asking something to Siri, and you will get an answer in newly set accent. If it doesn’t answer in a different voice, restart your iPhone.

How to get Siri on Android phone?

Unfortunately, there is no way you can get Siri on Android or any other OS-based phone.

Apple’s iOS system is designed to support iPhone devices only. Its unified and closed ecosystem makes it difficult for other users to use same apps or features on different operating systems.

For iPhone users, it’s a plus point though. They can enjoy many apps on different devices due to this development approach.

If you’re using an Android-based phone, you might want to look for some other alternatives like Google Now. You can’t download Siri on any Android device.

Well, that’s pretty much about this topic! I hope you have managed to get Siri on your iPhone. And if you need any help, leave a comment below.

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