Apple intends to simplify Siri's trigger phrase to simply 'Siri' shortly and may perhaps release additional updates

Apple intends to simplify Siri’s trigger phrase to simply ‘Siri’ shortly and may perhaps release additional updates

Apple wants to improve the way consumers interact with Siri, its voice assistant. Siri has previously been programmed to reply to the phrase “Hey Siri” and then perform the associated instruction. For example, if you wish to reduce the level of the playback, you would say, “Hey Siri, turn down the volume.” However, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple no longer wants you to say “Hey Siri.” Instead, the business intends to shorten it to “Siri.”


According to the source, Apple has been working for months on reducing the Siri activation phrase and is anticipated to release the adjustment next year or in 2024. Apple will have to put in a “substantial amount of AI training and underlying technical effort” for the functionality to operate, as the voice assistant would have to comprehend the wake phrase in numerous languages and accents. Nonetheless, a single-word trigger phrase should be more user-friendly.

The present trigger phrase “Hey Siri” comprises two words, which enhances the likelihood of the system picking it up. Siri will outperform Google’s voice assistant, which reacts to the trigger phrase “Hey Google” or “Okay Google.” When issuing orders back-to-back, Google Assistant does not need users to repeat the wake phrase. Alexa from Amazon already reacts to a single wake phrase. To get things done, users simply say “Alexa” instead of “Hey Alexa.” In terms of voice assistants, before shutting down Cortana last year, Microsoft switched from a two-word wake phrase to a single-word wake phrase.


The one-word trigger phrase is only one of many features that Siri might get. According to Gurman, Apple might further integrate Siri with third-party services and applications, boosting Siri’s capacity to interpret customer demands. Apple has released a new Siri activation sound and voice recorded by a member of the LGBTQ+ community.