How to Activate Siri on iPhone X

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and previous iPhones use the Home button to activate Siri, but that’s not an option with the iPhone X. While activating Siri may not be as intuitive on the iPhone X, it’s just as easy once you retrain your muscle memory. The Side button (formerly known as the Sleep/Wake button) on the iPhone X performs many functions, including activating Siri. Of course, Hey Siri is still an option on the iPhone X and it’s the same as before. But we’ll cover how to manually activate Siri on your iPhone X below.

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How to Activate Siri on iPhone X

  • Click and hold the Side button on iPhone X to activate Siri.

That’s it! As I stated above, Hey Siri is still an option as well. You can make sure Hey Siri is on by opening the Settings app, selecting Siri, and toggling on Hey,Siri. Just remember that Hey Siri won’t activate if you have Low Power mode on, so if it’s not working that’s probably why. In those moments, simply click and hold the Side button to talk to Siri.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.