Typing questions to Siri instead of pronouncing: this is how it works

Type Siri questionsYou can quickly reach Siri on your iPhone by calling ‘Hey Siri’. Talking aloud to your phone is not always convenient. Fortunately, you can simply type in questions to Siri. In this tip, we explain how this works.

Type Siri questions instead of pronouncing

Siri is a voice aid, but you can also ask questions by typing. All you have to do is activate the function in the settings. In this way, accessibility is increased because people with speech impairment can also use Siri. However, this function also comes in handy if you simply prefer to type than speak to the voice assistant aloud.

Here’s how you can type Siri questions:

  1. Open the Settings app;
  2. Tap “General”;
  3. Select ‘Accessibility’;
  4. Search for Siri;
  5. Set the switch behind ‘type questions to Siri’ to green.

Once you’ve completed the above steps, you can simply activate Siri by holding down the home button (or the side button on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR ). After that, the well-known Siri screen appears and a keyboard where you can ask your question. As long as you stay in this window, it is possible to use Siri without saying a word. Handy if you are on a full train or in a library.

This is how you silence Siri

The problem with this is that Siri simply pronounces the answers to these typed questions. You can also stop this in the settings. You can do this by going to ‘Settings> General> Siri> Voice feedback’. In this menu, select ‘Rule with ring signal switch’.

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