You no longer have to say "Hey" to Siri to get it to listen to you

HomePod mini with Siri

Since Apple launched Siri with the iPhone 6s we have always had to call it with "Hey" in front of it, but that will change in iOS 17.

After the presentation of the new operating systems this afternoon, with the arrival of iOS 17 we will have to change our habits when talking to Siri, because we can simply call her by her name to interact with her, without saying "Hey" in front. In this way, Apple hopes that talking to Siri will be more natural and we can have a normal conversation, without having to constantly say ÔÇťHey Siri2.

In addition, Apple has introduced another novelty that will help this naturalness, because once we have established a conversation with it we will not have to continually say "Siri" to ask for something, so that we can have an almost normal conversation with Apple's virtual assistant. For those who want to keep the same way of interacting, there is the option to leave the "Hey Siri" within the system settings.

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What we have not had today is the pleasant surprise that Siri uses Artificial Intelligence such as ChatGPT to better understand what we ask and give us the correct answer to our requests. For now we will have to settle for the usual Siri, hopefully something more intelligent. There are rumors that Apple is working on using more advanced artificial intelligence for Siri., but at the moment we do not know any details, so I am afraid that we will have to wait a long time to see it with our eyes.

In order to make use of this new functionality we will have to install the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 Betas on our devices, and the corresponding Betas on the HomePod. At the moment they are only available for developers, and the Public Betas will not arrive until July, so if you are not a developer, you will have to wait to talk to Siri in this new way.


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