With iOS 17, Siri by default still responds to “Hey Siri” but users can now also say simply, “Siri.” However, users can adjust this so that Siri responds to only “Hey Siri” or you can even turn off the voice activation. This might be ideal if, say, you know an actual person with the same name and you’re around them frequently enough that saying “Siri” causes confusion.
Here’s how to modify the voice activation for Siri. Read our iOS 17 superguide for more information about the latest iPhone operating system.
Time to complete: 2 minutes
Materials required: iOS 17
Open the Settings app.
Scroll down to Siri & Search and tap it.
Tap Listen for at the top of the listing.
Select the option you want:
“Siri” or “Hey Siri”: Siri will activate when you say either of these.
“Hey Siri”: You must say this to activate Siri. It will not work if you simply say “Siri.”