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Of course you can talk to Siri, at least by giving her orders or asking her about certain things. However, anyone who hopes to have a longer conversation with Siri will likely be disappointed. After starting a conversation, she usually only answers with one sentence and then goes back to stand-by.
If you then start the conversation again, you basically start all over again, as she cannot access the content of previous conversations. Presumably, such data is automatically deleted by Apple over and over again for reasons of data protection.
If you want to talk to Siri, you need to know how to activate it. Without this, Siri will not be able to speak to you, answer your questions, or carry out your commands. You can find out how the activation works here:
The following options are available on the different devices to activate Siri
You should now hear the activation tone from Siri. A kind of swirling cloud will appear in the lower center of your iPhone or iPad, indicating that Siri is now listening.
After hearing the two beeps in rapid succession, you can ask your question or issue an order.
After speaking, Siri gives feedback and shows you what she has understood on the screen.
If you didn't understand what you wanted from her, there are two ways to fix it:
If Siri accentuates a name or word incorrectly, say, "This is not how INSERT-NAME is emphasized." You will then receive a few suggestions from Siri, from which you can choose one.
If you do not want to have a command to Siri carried out, for example because a call should not be made or you do not want to send a message, you can simply say "Cancel".
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.