There are two types of iPhone users, either they love Siri or they Love-love Siri. It is evident from the choices that almost every iPhone user consumes Siri’s service in varying degrees. If you have skipped the Siri setting during setup or it’s disabled for some reason, here’s how to activate Siri on iPhone 11 and X series. Let’s take a look!

How to Activate Siri on iPhone 11 Pro Max, XR, Xs, and iPhone X

There are two ways you can access Siri on your iPhone 11 and X series – voice command and side button. For the former, you just have to prompt “Hey Siri,” followed by the command or questions you have. Here’s how you can activate Siri on the iPhone with voice commands.

How to Setup and Activate Hey Siri on iPhone with Voice Command

Step #1. Open Settings app and scroll down to select Siri & Search on your iPhone.

Launch Settings App and Tap on Siri and Search in iOS 13 on iPhone

Step #2. In the Ask Siri section, toggle on the switch next to Listen for “Hey Siri.” And confirm the action by tapping on Enable Siri.

Toggle ON Listen to Hey Siri and Tap Enable Siri in iPhone 11 Settings

Step #3. Tap on Continue to feed your voice to Siri, for future references.

Enable Voice in Siri by Tapping Continuie on iPhone 11

Step #4. Now Siri will ask you to say a few common commands; follow the instruction to enable Siri on iPhone with voice commands.

Speak Voice Commands and Tap on Done to Set Up Siri on iPhone 11

After you exit the app, you can run a test by calling Hey Siri. The virtual assistant will recognize your voice and react accordingly. If you don’t like calling out Siri for help, you can also access Siri with the side button.

Just long-press the side button for two to three seconds and Siri will be at your service. But before that, here’s how to activate these settings.

How to Activate Siri on iPhone with Side Button

Step #1. Open Settings → Siri & Search on your iPhone.

Step #2. In the Ask Siri section toggle on the switch next to Press Side Button for Siri.

Turn ON Press Side Button for Siri in iPhone 11 Pro Max Settings

Step #3. Now press Side Button to test; the Siri screen will be activated.

Activate Siri on iPhone 11 Pro Max By Pressing Side Button

Note: If you are activating Siri for the first time, the Enable Siri dialogue box will pop-up. Confirm the action and follow the on-screen instructions. Once the Siri set-up is completed, you can also choose to change Siri’s voice & language or enable or disable Siri’s suggestions as per will.

How to Completely Disable Siri on iPhone 11 and X Series

Depending upon your preference, you can either use both voice command and side button method or anyone to activate Siri. However, what if you belong to the third category of iPhone users who do not love Siri? Well, then you can also choose to de-activate its services completely.

Step #1. Open Settings → Siri & Search on your iPhone.

Step #2. Toggle off Listen for “Hey Siri” and “Press Side Button for Siri” in the Ask Siri section. And confirm the action by tapping on Turn Off Siri.

Tap on Turn Off to Disable Siri on iPhone 11 Pro Max

Make your life simpler with Siri

Whether you love Siri or not, the virtual assistant has proven its worth time and again. In fact, Siri can also announce the message sender’s name and read the message received via AirPods and other compatible headsets. Is there something Siri can’t do? Well, there might be a few odd jobs out of Siri’s reach. But the pace at which Siri is improving, those will probably be incorporated soon enough.

Here are some more fun things you can do with Siri:

What are your thoughts about Siri? Is there something you feel Siri should start doing asap? Share your views and reviews with us in the comment section below.