Apple’s voice assistant “Siri” is a great way to interact with Apple devices, it helps save time and helps to be productive with our work. However, using a keyboard shortcut or clicking the icon every time you want to use Siri can make you less ecstatic about it. If you want to enable Hands-free “Siri” on Mac, here’s how you Enable Siri on MacOS.
- First head over to System Preferences > Siri and click on Enable Siri.
- Next, in System Preferences > Keyboard, click on the Dictation tab and select the On radio button and also select Use Enhanced Dictation checkbox. (Let the download complete)
- From System Preferences > Accessibility, scroll down to Dictation, Select Enable the dictation keyword phrase checkbox and assign a keyword of your choice and click on Dictation Commands. This is the first part of the two-part phrase, you will use to launch Siri. For e.g. if you want to use “Hello Siri” to launch Siri you would type “Hello” in this input field.
- Now select Enable advanced commands checkbox at the bottom and click on the “+” button above it. You will see 3 fields (When I say, While using and Perform) When I say – is the second part of the two-part phrase. Referring to the example in the previous step, you would type “Siri” in this input field.
For While using – leave it as Any Application
For Perform – select Open Finder Items > Applications > Siri and click Open.
- Click on Done and that’s it.
Now you can say “Hello Siri” and Siri will launch.