Siri has become an essential assistant for iPhone users, letting you get information, open apps, and control your device hands-free. In previous versions of iOS, you had to say “Hey Siri” to activate voice commands. With iOS 17, Apple has introduced the ability to invoke Siri simply by saying “Siri”. Here’s how to change the wake phrase from “Hey Siri” to just “Siri.”
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Access Siri Settings
To modify Siri’s wake phrase, you first need to access the Siri settings in iOS.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on Siri & Search.
This will open up the settings related to Siri.
Change Wake Phrase
In Siri settings, you’ll see the “Listen for” option. This controls the phrase that activates Siri when said out loud.
- Tap on “Listen for.“
- Select “Siri or Hey Siri.
Now Siri will listen for just the name without needing “Hey” first.
Test New Wake Phrase
With the wake phrase changed, you can now summon Siri by voice using just “Siri” instead of “Hey Siri”.
- Say “Siri” out loud to activate it.
- Ask Siri to set a timer, get weather, play music or anything else to test it out.
The first couple tries, you may instinctively still say “Hey” before “Siri”. But saying only “Siri” should activate the assistant once you get used to the new wake phrase.
Why Change from Hey Siri?
There are a few reasons you may want to change the wake phrase from “Hey Siri” to just “Siri”:
- Shorter to say for quicker voice commands
- More natural to just use the assistant’s name
- “Hey” can accidentally trigger Siri when saying “hey” in conversation
For convenience and to avoid unintentional activation, using just “Siri” as the wake phrase can be beneficial.
Take Advantage of Hands-Free Siri
The ability to summon Siri using just its name makes Apple’s assistant more quick and convenient to use hands-free. Change the wake phrase to “Siri” in iOS 17 to take advantage of this useful new Siri capability. Just remember to speak clearly when using the shorter wake phrase. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to control your iPhone faster than ever with voice commands using Siri.