Voice commands: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11

Use these steps to support voice commands on the Apple iOS 11. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11. Additional software versions in Related Links below.

 

 

 

Enable voice commands (Siri)

  1. From the main Home screen, tap Settings > Siri & Search.
  2. Tap the sliders to enable the following options:
    • Listen for "Hey Siri"
    • Press Home/Side for Siri
    • Allow Siri When Locked
  3. Tap the following options to change them:
    • Language
    • Siri Voice
    • Voice Feedback
    • My Information

 

Open an app

  1. Press and hold the Home key.
  2. Speak the command: Open [App Name].

 

Voice dial a contact

  1. Access Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or holding the correct button:
    • iPhone 6s or later: hold the Home button
    • iPhone X: hold the Side button
  2. Speak one of the following phrases:
    • Call Jim
    • Call 805 637 7243
    • Call my sister
      If you have not set a contacts as specific personal relations, Siri will prompt you to select the desired contact. This will be stored, and next time you say, "Call my sister" the device will call the contact you designated.

 

Write a text message (SMS) with voice

  1. Access Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or holding the correct button:
    • iPhone 6s or later: hold the Home button
    • iPhone X: hold the Side button
  2. Speak a command, such as:
    • Text Joe saying Hello.
    • Send a message to Bob on his mobile telling him I'm on my way.
    • Tell my wife I love her.

 

Find out other things Siri can do

  1. Access Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or holding the correct button:
    • iPhone 6s or later: hold the Home button
    • iPhone X: hold the Side button
  2. Say "What can you do?"
  3. You'll see a list of things you can do with Siri, like creating a calendar appointment or getting directions.
  4. You can also check out iOS - Siri - Apple to explore things you can do with Siri.

 

 

Related pages

Voice commands: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 10