Mac users can enable "Hey Siri" on their computer, allowing for easy voice activation of the virtual assistant. Like Hey Siri for iPhone and iPad, or Apple Watch, when Hey Siri is enabled on the Mac, you can communicate with Siri completely with voice commands and without having to click or tap anything to enable it. Just say "Hi Siri" followed by a command, and Siri on Mac will enable and respond. This reviewed shows you how to enable Hey Siri on a Mac for voice activation of the digital assistant.
Hi Siri for Mac requires a modern MacOS system version. While older versions of MacOS may have Siri support, only the latest versions support "Hey Siri" voice activation. Thus, if you do not have the ability to enable Hey Siri on Mac, it probably means that the version of MacOS system software is older.
How to enable Hey Siri on Mac
- Go to the Apple menu and select "System Preferences"
- Select "Siri" preference panel
- Check the box next to "Listen to" Hey Siri "
- Click" Continue "to start the Hey Siri setup process
- Review the verbal setup process by repeating commands displayed on the screen
- When you finish the Hey Siri setup, click & # 39; Done & # 39; and close the System Preferences panel
Now you're ready to use "Hey Siri" on Mac, it works just like it does on an iPhone or iPad.
Only say "Hi Siri" near Mac, and Siri will start listening for your command. You can say something like "Hi Si ride, what is the weather "or" Hi Siri, what's the time ", or use something else from the big Siri command list for Mac.
You can find most of the general Siri command list for iPhone and iPad, too, of course, which is specific to iOS, will not work on Siri for Mac. And yes, even the funny Siri commands work on Mac with Hey Siri as well, only if you want to get rid of your virtual voice assistant.
While some Mac users are unlikely to use Hey Siri voice activation, others may find it quite useful. Voice activation of Siri can be good for many reasons and situations, depending on how you use Siri and where and what the Mac is used for. For example, a Touch Bar MacBook Pro user may have removed Siri from the touch bar to prevent it from being accidentally activated, but perhaps they want the voice activation feature. And of course, "Hey Siri" is also an excellent accessibility feature, as it allows voice interaction with the Mac beyond the other voice features on the Mac.
Note that if you have "Hey Siri" enabled on Mac and also Hey Siri enabled on iPhone or iPad, and Hey Siri on Apple Watch, and they are all in the same room when you say "Hey Siri" for voice activation , you will often trigger several Siri assistants at the same time. This can be quite fun, but it can also be a bit annoying and you may want to adjust the settings accordingly.
Using Hey Siri is just one of many ways to communicate with the digital assistant on Mac, you also call it by clicking on the Siri menu bar, or with a keyboard shortcut, and another nice trick if you prefer the keyboard approach is to enable and use & # 39; Type for Siri & # 39; for Mac instead, which makes Siri a kind of text-based virtual assistant instead of a voice-based assistant. And of course, if you don't use Siri at all, you can always disable it altogether or just turn off Voice Activation Hey Siri while keeping the feature available except that.
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