If you haven’t heard about Siri up until now, you probably are not a tech enthusiast, even many non-tech enthusiasts have. Siri is a voice assistant developed by Apple, it is the virtual assistant found on all Apple products, the iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and it is most dominant in the Apple home pod, being Apple’s smart speaker.


In previous iPhones, Siri was activated by holding the home button. Recent advancements that made the home button on iPhones disappear has changed the mode of activation. The existence of an infinity display on the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max killed the existence of the home button, due to the absence of sufficient bottom chin. Instead of hitting the home button to activate Siri, You will have to make use of certain gestures and buttons, that’s if you do not want to activate or deactivate Siri using your voice.

How To Activate Siri on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Activating Siri on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Using Your Voice

Though the home button is gone, Siri can still be summoned by voice. All you need to do is to yell ”hey Siri” to your iPhone. This method actually works, but in scenarios where you do not want the public to know you are currently making use of Siri or you find your self in a very noisy environment that makes voice activation of Siri a problem, Activating Siri with other methods will come to play. As earlier stated, the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max require gestures for activation. It is for this reason that I will be discussing how to activate Siri using other methods, excluding voice summons, on the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max.

Activating Siri on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Using The Power Button

Among the list of innovations made by Apple in the new set of iPhones, is the ability to summon Siri, using the power button. This method is actually a very quick and easy method that I personally recommend. To activate Siri using the power button, simply press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds and Siri will pop up.

How To DeActivate Siri on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Deactivating Siri on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR is actually a very easy and basic thing, all you to do to exit Siri after use is to swipe up from the bottom.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about activating and deactivating Siri on the iPhone XS, XS MAx and XR. Follow these tutorials completely and you won’t have issues activating or deactivating Siri.


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