Use accessibility features with Siri on iPad

Type instead of speaking to Siri

  1. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Siri, then turn on Type to Siri.
  2. To make a request, summon Siri, then interact with Siri by using the keyboard and text field.

Control voice feedback for Siri

  1. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Siri.
  2. Choose Don’t Speak in Silent Mode, Only Speak with Hey Siri, or Always Speak Responses.

Turn off “Hey Siri” when iPad is covered or facing down

To prevent iPad from listening for “Hey Siri” when it’s covered or facing down, go to Settings  > Accessibility > Siri, then turn off Always Listen for “Hey Siri.”

Hide apps when Siri is active

To hide the current app when you summon Siri, go to Settings  > Accessibility > Siri, then turn off Show Apps Behind Siri.

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