How to Enable “Hey Siri” Handsfree Mode in iOS 9 and Earlier Versions

Everyone is fascinated by the genius, billionaire, philanthropist Tony Stark aka Iron Man. The match speed at which he flies and “the suit” he wears is all so cool. But the most amazing thing he possesses is JARVIS. For those who like to possess the full voice modulated ultra smart AI system, here comes Siri. Change a song, make a call or post an update, it all starts with “Hey Siri”.

The exciting part which makes “Hey Siri”, stand a step close to JARVIS is you need not touch your iPhone, just say “Hey Siri”. So now, mind your voice, Siri is listening.

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Before going for the hands-free mode for Siri, just make sure that your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 8 or iOS 9 and it is connected to a power source. If your iPhone is not connected to a power source, the hands-free feature won’t work.

Many users question why they should attach the power cable to use “Hey Siri” when they can activate Siri (by long press home button) without connecting their iPhone to a power source.

To this, I want to explain that an iPhone may be running short of battery at times. During this low-battery situation, if anybody wants to use the Siri app, they can use “Hey Siri” command. Moreover, many users are using this facility while they are traveling and their iPhone is in charge mode. Let’s dive in;

How to Enable and Use “Hey Siri” Hands-free Mode on iPhone and iPad

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#Step 1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.

Tap Settings Then General in iOS 9

#Step 2. Tap on Siri.

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Tap on Siri from iPhone Settings

#Step 3. Turn On Allow “Hey Siri”.

Enable Hey Siri on iPhone

You can choose your own language from the list of available languages. Siri also allows you to choose a feasible accent from British or American if you choose English as your preferred language. All these options are given just below the Allow “Hey Siri” tab.

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Now you can enjoy your favorite song or call your friend by Siri while driving, cooking or watching a movie, without touching your iPhone.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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