How to Enable “Type to Siri” in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

If you wish to use Siri more conveniently at public places or have difficulty in using your voice to ask questions, enable "Type to Siri" in iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad.

Find it a bit inconvenient to speak to Siri at places or meeting? Time to put this discomfiture behind for good! You can now enable “Type to Siri” in iOS 11 on your iPhone.

Once you have turned on this all new functionality, you will be able to easily type out your queries to Siri. The virtual assistant is pretty quick to latch onto what you are asking for and responds to the questions accordingly. As expected, it’s become more intelligent, faster and understands the context better. Without making much ado, let’s get to know how to activate Type to Siri on iPhone!

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How to Enable Type to Siri in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Make sure you have enabled Siri on your device before going ahead with the process. To do so, open Settings → Scroll down and tap on Siri & Search and enable it as usual.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Now, you have to scroll down and tap on Siri.

Tap on Siri in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch next to Type to Siri.

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Enable Type to Siri in iOS 11 on iPhone

Note: Check out the three options under Voice Feedback: Always On, Control with Ring Switch and Hands-Free Only. Depending on your need, you can choose to receive voice feedback from Siri in any of the three manners.

How to Ask Questions to Siri by Typing iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First up, press and hold the Home button of your iOS device to activate Siri.

Step #2. Next, you have to type your queries in the text field.

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Step #3. Tap on Done button at the bottom right corner.

How to Ask Questions to Siri by Typing iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Video: How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone Running iOS 11?

Wrapping up

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Recently, Google Assistant arrived on iOS devices to give Siri a tough fight in its own backyard. With Apple’s virtual assistant getting a major boost, it’s going to be a no-holds-bar kind of a situation as both would try to outsmart the other. Whereas Assistant has the enormous power of Google, Siri has the home advantage. Though the former might be still be slightly ahead, the latter doesn’t seem to give even an inch when it comes embracing improvement.

What do you think of Siri? Which one is your favorite virtual assistant? Shoot your views in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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