Similar to text input for Siri on iPhone, you can also use Type to Siri on Mac. This means that instead of talking to Siri, you can use the keyboard on your Mac and write to the voice assistant. ‘Enable Type to Siri’ is under Accessibility settings on Mac. It’s an especially useful feature for people who are speech impaired or challenged. But it’s also pretty handy when you are in a library or a meeting and wish to use Siri without making any sound. So let’s check out the details.
How to Enable Type to Siri on Mac
Step #1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left of the screen.
Step #2. Click on System Preferences.
Step #3. Click on Accessibility.
Step #4. Scroll the left sidebar and click on Siri.
Step #5. Check the box for Enable Type to Siri.
From now onwards, you can type to Siri, instead of speaking to it.
Next, are you wondering how to use Type to Siri on Mac? It is easy. Click on the Siri icon from the menu bar. You can also click on the Siri icon in the Dock or launchpad. Or, press and hold together Command ⌘ + Space Bar for a little longer to summon Type to Siri.
After that, simply type your request. For example, ‘Set reminder about tea at 4:45 PM,’ or ‘Make a FaceTime call to Jeet,’ etc.
To Disable Type to Siri on Mac, follow the above steps, and uncheck the box in step 5.
Now you know how to enable and use Type to Siri on Mac running macOS Catalina. One thing that I would like in a future macOS update is to have both the ability to type and talk to Siri enabled at the same time. This would be handy for a lot of situations.
I hope this quick guide was helpful. If you have a further related question, feel free to reach us using the comments section below.
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