How to Use Siri with Your AirPods Pro
Experiencing Airpods Pro can bring tremendous enjoyment. They are wireless, designed to fit the ear perfectly, and have superior sound with optional noise cancelation. If you recently got Airpods Pro, you’re probably eager to try them out. But how easy is it to use them in combination with Siri?
In this article, we’ll explain how to use Siri with Airpods Pro and give you some useful tips about the famous intelligent assistant.
Unpack and sync
Airpods Pro needs to be set up on your iPhone before you can start using them. Since these headphones and the iPhone come from the same manufacturer and considering Apple creates both its hardware and software, it’s no surprise the setup will be very straightforward. Once Airpods Pro connects to the iPhone, if Siri has previously been activated on the phone, you’ll be able to use the assistant immediately.
Here’s what the setup process looks like:
- Open your Airpods Pro box, leaving the headphones inside, and place it near your iPhone. Your iPhone should be unlocked and on the Home screen.
- Wait for the setup pop-up to appear and tap Connect. Go through all the screens.
- If Siri is already activated on your iPhone, it will automatically be enabled for use with your Airpods Pro. If you haven’t set up Siri yet, you’ll be guided through the process to do so.
- Once the setup is over, tap Done.
Unlike some previous versions of Airpods, the Pro version is maximally compatible with iPhone features, such as Siri. With the minimal setup described above, everything should work perfectly. If you’re signed in to iCloud, your Airpods will even be automatically set up for all other Apple devices, provided they are supported and signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID.
When Siri Doesn’t Answer
There are cases in which Siri won’t react to some or any commands you give through your Airpods Pro. We’ll go through several reasons why this might happen and show you how to fix any related issues.
Siri’s Turned Off.
Perhaps you turned Siri off at some point and forgot about it, or have never gone through the proper setup for it. To activate Siri again, go to Settings, choose Siri & Search, and turn on the Listen for “Hey Siri” and Allow Siri When Locked options. If you haven’t set up the assistant before, you’ll be taken through that process now.
Check for OS Updates.
Apple users who make a habit of ignoring the latest software updates can often run into various problems with functionality. The same applies to connecting Airpods Pro to your iPhone or other Apple products and using Siri via the headphones. If you’re experiencing issues with these features, check for software updates and install them if they are available.
Language and Region Compatibility.
If your device is set up for an unsupported language or region, Siri might be unavailable. However, you can easily resolve this issue by changing these settings on your device. Check the list of languages and regions Siri’s available in and pick the one that’s closest or most convenient for you.
Siri needs an internet connection to work properly. Check if your wi-fi is turned on, that you’re logged in correctly if it’s password-protected and that the connection is currently functional. If you have internet access through your mobile provider, make sure the service is operational.
Setting up Siri for the first time is a quick and easy process. If you’ve skipped it during the Airpods Pro synchronization, you’ll probably want to go through the setup as soon as possible. Before starting the setup, you should make sure you’re in a noise-free environment, as your iPhone will need to listen to your voice.
Follow these steps to set up Siri:
- As with turning the assistant on, go to Settings, then to Siri & Search. Switch on Listen for “Hey Siri.”
- You’ll be prompted to tap on Enable Siri. After you do that, you’ll go through the training process.
- Training Siri means the assistant will have to learn to recognize your voice. You’ll be asked to say several sentences after a sound signal, and if Siri hears you correctly, a checkmark will be displayed.
- At the end of the training, tap Done, and the setup will be finished.
Once everything’s working, you’ll be able to ask and control Siri through your Airpods Pro. You can activate the assistant via the “Hey Siri” voice command or set up touch activation on the headphones.
Whispering in Your Ear
Airpods Pro are high-quality headphones that will make everything sound better, including Siri’s voice. Now that we’ve explained the vital details regarding Airpods Pro and how to use Siri in combination with them, you’ll be able to enjoy their mix of excellent functionality and perfect audio experience.
How did you set up Siri to work with Airpods Pro? Was the process quick and straightforward? Let us know in the comments section below.