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How to use 'Type to Siri' on macOS High Sierra

How to use 'Type to Siri' on macOS High Sierra

You can ask Siri a question without having to ask a question in macOS High Sierra!

While "Hey, Siri" on the Mac is conspicuously missing from macOS High Sierra, Apple did add a useful feature to the virtual assistant on the opposite side of the vocal spectrum. You can type a Siri query instead of speaking it. So if you're at the library or in a meeting, you can ask Siri to find something for you on your Mac without disrupting the people around you. Here's how to use it.

How to enable Type to Siri on macOS High Sierra

  1. Click the Apple menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on System Preferences.

    Click on the Apple Menu, then click on System Preferences

  3. Click on Accessibility
  4. Click on Siri.
  5. Tick the box for Enable Type to Siri.

    Click on Accessibility, then click on Siri, then tick the box to enable Type to Siri

How to type a query to Siri on macOS High Sierra

Once enabled, a text field will appear just above the keyboard whenever you trigger the virtual personal assistant. Just type your question and Siri will answer it to the best of its abilities.

Keep in mind that Siri will talk back to you, so turn your Mac's volume down or disable Siri's Voice Feedback if you don't want to startle everyone around you when they hear, "I don't know what you're talking about, Dave."

Click o Type to Siri and start typing

How to disable Type to Siri on macOS High Sierra

  1. Click the Apple menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on Preferences.

    Click on the Apple Menu, then click on System Preferences

  3. Click on Accessibility
  4. Click on Siri.
  5. Untick the box for Enable Type to Siri.

    Click on Accessibility, then click on Siri, then tick the box to disable Type to Siri

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about using Text to Siri on macOS High Sierra? Put them in the comments and we'll help you out.

 

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