How To Set Up Hey Siri

Setting up Hey Siri is a great way to make your iPhone even more convenient to use. With just the sound of your voice, you can ask Siri to perform tasks, make calls, send messages, and much more. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of setting up Hey Siri on your iPhone, and I’ll also share some personal tips and insights along the way.

Enabling Hey Siri

To start, unlock your iPhone and open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap on “Siri & Search”. Here, you’ll find the option to enable Hey Siri. Simply toggle the switch next to “Listen for “Hey Siri”” to the ON position.

Once enabled, you’ll be prompted to set up Hey Siri by speaking a series of voice commands. This helps Siri recognize your voice and respond to your commands accurately. Follow the prompts and speak clearly and naturally.

Training Siri to Understand You Better

Siri is designed to learn your voice over time and become more accurate in understanding your commands. To train Siri, you can go through the Voice Training feature. This feature is available within the Siri & Search settings.

Simply tap on “Voice Feedback” and then choose “Voice Training”. Follow the on-screen instructions to speak a set of phrases so that Siri can better understand your voice.

Customizing Siri’s Responses

Siri is not only a helpful assistant but also has a bit of personality. You can customize how Siri responds to you by adjusting the Voice Feedback settings. Under Siri & Search settings, tap on “Voice Feedback” and select the option that suits your preference:

  • Always On: Siri will speak responses out loud, even when your device is on silent.
  • Control with Ring Switch: Siri will only speak responses when the Ring/Silent switch is set to Ring mode.
  • Hands-Free Only: Siri will only speak responses when you are using a hands-free device, such as headphones or a car kit.
  • Off: Siri will not speak responses at all.

Choose the option that matches your needs and preferences. Personally, I like to set Siri to “Always On” so that I can hear her responses even when my device is on silent.


Setting up Hey Siri on your iPhone is a simple process that can greatly enhance your productivity and convenience. By enabling Hey Siri, training Siri to understand you better, and customizing Siri’s responses, you can make your iPhone even more personalized and tailored to your needs. Enjoy the hands-free convenience and let Siri assist you wherever you go!