While Amazon has Alexa and Google has Google Assistant, Apple has its very own Siri to respond to your voice commands. Siri is one of the most widely used features on iPhones—for a good reason. It can answer your questions and performs various tasks for you, which is why it has become very popular among Apple users.
Below, we’ll show you how to set up and use Siri on your iPhone 13. You only need a few minutes and a quiet environment to get started.
How to Set Up Siri on the iPhone 13
Setting up Siri on the iPhone 13 is an easy task. To set up Siri on your iPhone, follow these simple instructions:
- Go to Settings > Siri & Search.
- Enable the toggles next to Listen for “Hey Siri” and Press Side Button for Siri.
- When you get the pop-up, tap on Enable Siri.
- Your iPhone will ask you to say a few Hey Siri phrases to register your voice.
- Once it’s done, Siri is ready to use on your iPhone 13!
How to Use Siri on Your iPhone 13
Depending on what options you enable, there are multiple ways to activate and use Siri. You can use Siri by either using the side (power) button, the “Hey Siri” phrase, or via text input. We’ve explained all these methods below.
How to Use Siri With the iPhone 13’s Side Button
If you’ve enabled this option, you can activate Siri using the Power button on the right-hand side of your iPhone.
Press and hold the side button, and you should see Siri appear on the bottom of your screen. Ask Siri a question or give it a command, and voila—your own voice assistant at your service! To ask another question, simply tap on the Siri icon.
How to Use Siri With Voice on Your iPhone 13
If you have turned on Listen for “Hey Siri,” you can activate Siri without even touching your iPhone.
To use Siri with your voice, say “Hey Siri,” followed by the question you want to ask. If you want to ask Siri another question, say “Hey Siri” again, or tap the Siri icon on your iPhone.
If at any time you want to stop your iPhone from listening for “Hey Siri,” turn it face down, and your iPhone won’t listen for the phrase.
How to Type to Siri on the iPhone 13
If you’d rather use Siri without speaking out loud, you can use it by typing in your queries. You’ll need to do this through the Accessibility settings.
Follow the steps below to enable this feature:
- Go to Settings > Accessibility.
- Tap Siri, and turn on Type to Siri.
- Now, press and hold the side button, and a text field will appear.
- Type your query or command. Once you tap Enter, Siri will answer your question.
- Tap on Type to Siri if you want to ask another question.
That’s it! Using Siri with text can be very effective, especially if you want to search for stuff during meetings or situations where you can’t speak your query out.
Customize Your Siri Experience
Apple gives you many options to customize Siri according to your liking in the Siri & Search menu. You can choose to change Siri’s language and accent here. Other options include announcing calls, and notifications, silencing spoken responses in different situations, and more. This can make your Siri experience more personalized.
Use Siri to Its Full Potential
Apple’s Siri voice assistant can perform a wide variety of tasks without even having you use your hands. Whether you need help answering math questions or making a FaceTime call, Siri is available to help. Life becomes quite easy once you get the hang of the Hey Siri feature.
You can also use your own Siri phrases to activate different tasks in the Shortcuts app. This allows you to set up various tasks, such as turning off Wi-Fi and cellular or enabling an alarm with a custom phrase defined by you.