Apple Shortening 'Hey Siri' to 'Siri' Across iPhone, Mac, and Other Devices

Apple today at WWDC announced that it is simplifying the voice command to invoke Siri across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, HomePod, and other devices. Instead of "Hey Siri," users will now simply be able to simply say "Siri" to activate the voice assistant.

Hey Siri vs Siri
After activating Siri, users can issue multiple commands in succession without needing to reactivate the assistant, according to Apple.

The shorter "Siri" command will be supported on any iPhone and iPad that can run iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. For the Mac and AirPods, however, Apple says the feature will be limited to Macs with Apple silicon and the second-generation AirPods Pro.

The shorter "Siri" command is one of several new features introduced across iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma. The software updates will be available as developer betas starting today, and will be publicly released later this year.

Top Rated Comments

robd003 Avatar
10 months ago
The nice part about "Hey Siri" was that it wouldn't have false positive triggers that often. I fear that "Siri" is going to be picked up a LOT more in random conversations.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nelloismello Avatar
10 months ago
You can add all these cool features, but that won't stop Siri from saying "Hmmm... I don't understand"
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
revjoel Avatar
10 months ago
My sister's name is Sheri and it's close enough to get picked up when I say "Hey Sheri". She may have to change her name.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RickDEGH Avatar
10 months ago
Can you just be better?
Sorry, I can’t do that.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFlight Avatar
10 months ago
Who cares about this, just make Siri better. It's useless compared to Assistant right now.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
10 months ago
Sorry, but this is a terrible change. I hope we get a choice.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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