This article is all about Apple’s familiar voice-control feature—which has now come to the Mac!—and how you can use Siri to add widgets to Notification Center in Sierra. Wanna keep up to date on a bit of info you asked Siri for? We’ll tell you how.
Siri is finally coming to the Mac with the launch of macOS Sierra this fall. For the first time, Apple’s personal digital assistant will be able to answer your queries and improve your experience both on your iPhone or iPad while on the go, and now on your Mac at home. For those new to Siri, or those who didn’t find much use for Siri on the iPhone, here are 15 cool ways you’ll be able to use Siri in macOS Sierra.
How you adjust the volume on the iPhone or iPad is often dependent upon what you’re listening to or what app you’re using, and you may even have to go into Settings or Control Center to configure things. It’s not as simple as just hammering on those side buttons!
The “Hey Siri” feature in iOS lets users access and query Siri with just their voice, without the need to touch their iPhones or iPads. While “Hey Siri” can be a helpful way to interact with Apple’s personal digital assistant service, some users find that the feature is prone to misfires and inadvertent activations. If you prefer to manually trigger Siri via the Home button, here’s how you can turn off “Hey Siri.”
Most iPhone and iPad users know about Siri, Apple’s digital assistant service, but some may not know that you can change Siri’s voice, language, and nationality to suit your needs or tastes. Despite the fame and intrigue surrounding Siri’s default female voice, other options are available for both male and female voices in a number of languages and countries. Here’s how to customize Siri’s voice in iOS.