How to enable Type to Siri on Mac


Do you want to stay productive and organized while using your Mac? Well, you can now activate Type to Siri and make your day-to-day tasks easier. This feature enables you to quickly and efficiently access all the features of your Mac without using your voice. In this blog, we will discuss how to enable Type to Siri on Mac and the benefits of doing so. 

Benefits of using Type to Siri on Mac 

  • This feature allows users to type their Siri requests instead of speaking them aloud. This is especially useful for those working with people around them.
  • With typing to Siri, you can quickly access information, open applications, and complete tasks without speaking.
  • You can invoke Type to Siri using a keyboard shortcut (command + space) or by clicking the Siri icon from the menu bar.  
  • Type to Siri also helps you stay organized. It helps you create reminders, set calendar events, and manage to-do lists.  
  • Another great use of Type to Siri is that it can help save time when dealing with tasks. You no longer have to use your mouse or keyboard to navigate to settings and enter commands. 
  • Using Type to Siri can also be more accurate than dictating commands to Siri. By typing your commands, you ensure that Siri correctly interprets your needs than speaking the command out loud. This accuracy can be crucial whilst making requests or setting reminders. 

Unfortunately, this feature is not turned on by default. Hence, if you wish to make the most out of Type to Siri, follow the instructions mentioned below.   

How to turn on Type to Siri on macOS

Now that you’re aware of the capability of Type to Siri, let’s understand how to enable this feature on Mac by following a few simple steps:

In macOS Ventura

  1. Click the Apple logo () in the menu bar → navigate to System Settings

    To enable Type to sire on mac, Click apple logo, tap on System Settings
  2. Click Accessibility → scroll down and select Siri

    Click Accessibility, scroll down and select Siri
  3. Toggle on Type to Siri

    Toggle on Type to Siri
  4. Further, click Siri Settings → toggle on Ask Siri
  5. Select Enable when prompted.

    click Siri Settings, toggle on Ask Siri

Now, in the drop-down menu next to Keyboard Shortcut, choose your preferred shortcut.

That’s it! You can invoke Type to Siri with your keyboard shortcut. Remember you need to press and hold the two keys. In the search bar, type your command, and let Siri do the rest.

Type to Siri with your keyboard shortcut

Note: To disable the feature, follow steps 1-2 and toggle off Type to Siri.

In macOS Monterey or earlier

  1. Click on the Apple icon () from the menu bar → open System Preferences.

    In macOS open System Preferences
  2. Navigate to Accessibility → select Siri.   

    Navigate to Accessibility, select Siri.   
  3. Check the box next to Enable Type to Siri.

    Enable Type to Siri
  4. Now, click Open Siri Preferences to examine Siri settings.

    click Open Siri Preferences to examine Siri settings
  5. If you’re accessing Siri for the first time, click Enable Ask Siri to proceed.

    click Enable Ask Siri to proceed
  6. When prompted, click Enable to start using the feature.

    click Enable to start using the feature
  7. Select the drop-down menu next to Keyboard Shortcut, to choose your preferred shortcut.

    Tap Keyboard Shortcut, to choose your preferred shortcut

You can customize the Keyboard Shortcut to open Type to Siri, disable the Voice Feedback, and change Siri Voice accordingly.   

Note: To disable Type to Siri, follow steps 1 to 3 and uncheck Enable Type to Siri


Can I Say Hey Siri on my Mac? 

If your device supports the Hey Siri command, you can definitely use the same to turn on your Siri. To check whether your device supports this feature, check on Apple support.   

Can Siri type for me on Mac?  

Yes, you just have to access Type to Siri in any way permissible and write the exact text redirecting it to the respective app. You can also dictate the message if you feel like it with Siri. Furthermore, you can even get Siri to read your messages, emails, and texts on your Mac.   

That’s all, mates!

Conclusively, enabling Type to Siri on Mac is a great way to use the feature in a desktop environment. It is easy to set up and use and also provides a more convenient way to interact with Siri. In the comments, let me know how you are going to make the most of this feature.

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