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How to make Siri activate when you say ‘Hey Siri’ to your Mac with macOS Sierra

Roman Loyola | July 18, 2016
Or you can make Siri appear when you say something like, ‘Chitty chitty bang bang.’

If you press the keyboard shortcut and Siri shows up instead of registering in the entry box, make sure the Accessibility window is active by clicking anywhere on the window.

  • Click Done.
  • Customize the vocal command

    Now when you say “Hey Siri” to you Mac, a Siri window will open. And if you have your iPhone nearby, Siri will show up on your iPhone, too. You can remedy this by changing the dictation keyword phrase with your own word, like “Hello.”

    You can go a step further and change the When I say entry from “Siri” to anything you want in step 10 of the instructions above. For example, I changed the dictation keyword phrase to “Chittychitty” and the When I say entry to “bangbang.” This is what happens:

    Remember, this requires dictation to be activated on your Mac. It should activate if you restart your Mac, but if you can’t figure out why Siri isn’t responding, check the Dictation settings in the Keyboard system preference.

     

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