Apple’s Siri lets you do things like search the internet and restart your iPhone or iPad just by talking, which is really useful when your hands are full. But sometimes, Siri might be too loud, too quiet, or not make any sound at all. I’ll show you how to fix the volume for Siri on your iPhone and iPad.
Why Can’t I Hear Siri on My iPad?
This might be because you haven’t activated the “Hey Siri” function, or the Voice Feedback option within Siri & Search isn’t set to Always. If, on the other hand, you have activated both of these options but are still unable to hear Siri, the issue is most certainly with your volume adjustment, which might be too low.
How Do I Adjust Siri’s Volume on iPhone and iPad?
To adjust Siri’s volume on your iPhone and iPad, you can actually ask Siri to do it. Say “Hey Siri, talk louder” or “Hey Siri, speak quieter.” You can also press the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone while Siri is talking. If you’re still having trouble hearing Siri, try switching your iPhone to Ring mode. Just flick the side switch so the orange stripe isn’t showing.
How Do You Use Siri on iPad and iPhone?
Time needed: 1 minute
To make sure Siri is waiting for your commands, just follow these steps:
- First you need to activate Siri.
Navigate to Configurations > Siri & Search and choose to do any of the following:
– To activate Siri with your voice: Turn on the Listen for “Hey Siri“ option.
– To enable Siri with a button on iPad: Turn on Press Home for Siri (iPad with the Home Button) or Press the Top/Side Button for Siri in the case of other iPad models.
– To enable Siri with a button on iPhone: Turn on the Press Side Button for Siri option for an iPhone with Face ID, or Press the Home Button.
- Say “Hey Siri,” followed by your query or request, and Siri will respond aloud.
- Just saying “Hey Siri” once again or pressing the Listen button will let you proceed with your next inquiry or request.
- If you want to stop the iPad or iPhone from reacting when you say “Hey Siri,” you may either turn the iPad over so that the screen is facing down or go to Settings > Siri & Search and look for the option to turn off Listen for “Hey Siri”.
- To activate Siri with a button, either press and hold the Home Button, the side button, or the top button, depending on your iPad and iPhone model. While using EarPods you can press the call button.
- When Siri appears, you will have the opportunity to question her or make a request.
- Just click the Listen button whenever you have a fresh inquiry or demand to submit.
How Can I Use Siri on Multiple Devices?
When you’re near several devices that can respond to “Hey Siri,” and you say it, they use Bluetooth to quickly talk to each other and decide which one should answer you. The device that responds is usually the one that heard you best or the one you used last.
Even if you have other “Hey Siri” devices around, your HomePod will usually answer most of your Siri requests. To get a specific device to respond, just pick it up; it’ll be seen as the most recently used one.
If the wrong device keeps answering to “Hey Siri,” here’s what to do:
- Make sure Bluetooth is on and “Hey Siri” is enabled on all your devices, and keep them close by.
- Update all your devices to the latest Apple software.
- If you don’t want your iPhone or iPad to respond, place it face down. For a Mac with “Hey Siri,” just close its lid.
For more information about this topic, check out our article on how to manage Hey Siri with multiple devices, and don’t forget to leave a comment in the section below.