How to Type to Siri Instead of Talking

Sometimes you don’t want to say the thing you need to Siri out loud.

“Hey Siri, remind me to take my antibiotics for that weird rash tomorrow morning.”

Maybe not that, but you get the idea. Interestingly enough, Apple actually added a feature that allows you to type to her instead and I’ve found it’s actually quick useful (not just for discrete Siri commands, but in situations where you’re in a quiet location, for example). Here’s how to enable typing to Siri instead of talking.

Enable Typing to Siri

Head to Settings.

Open Settings

Tap on General.

Tap on General

Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility

Tap on Siri.

Tap on Siri

Tap on Type to Siri and turn it on.

Turn Type to Siri On

 

And now whenever you bring up Siri, you’ll get a text box and keyboard to type to her instead.

 

Just a note, she will respond back to you with her voice at this point so if you want to turn that off you can do the following.

Turn Off Siri Voice Response

Tap on Settings.

Open Settings

Tap on General.

Tap on General

Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility

Tap on Siri.

Tap on Siri

Set Voice Feeback to Control with Ring Switch and now whenever the toggle on the side of the phone is set to silent, Siri will also be silenced.

Turn Siri to Control with Ring Slider

Hope that is helpful for some of you out there. Let me know in the comments below and follow me to get more tech tips and tricks, videos, and more.

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