How to add “Hi, Siri” feature on unsupported Mac models

Do you have an older Mac but want to use Siri voice commands? Fortunately, there is a little trick,

which allows you to add the Hey Siri feature to unsupported Mac models. On new models, the function can be easily enabled in the settings.

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Below we will explain how to add a function to old Macs. The way works on models that support Siri, but not "Hi, Siri". These are devices with macOS Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra.

How to enable "Hi, Siri" on unsupported Macs

  1. From the menu bar, selectApple, and thenSystem settings.
  2. Select sectionSiriand make sure the feature is enabled.
  3. Now go back and go to the sectionKeyboard. Select a tabDictation, enable the function and check the box next toUse Improved Dictation.
  4. Now go to the sectionUniversal accessin System Preferences and selectDictationin the menu on the left. Check the box next toInclude dictation key phrases. Enter “Hello” into the line. After that, click the buttonDictation commands.
  5. Check the box next toEnable extended teams, and then click the icon"+".
  6. Configure the options as follows:
  • When I say: "Siri."
  • When using: "Any program."
  • Run: Start process -&gt; Other -&gt; Open &#8220;Siri.app&#8221;.
  1. Check that everything is configured correctly and clickIs done.
  2. Check that everything works. Say "Hi Siri, what's the weather like now?"

If you set everything up correctly, then the function“Hi, Siri” will work fine and you can use voice commands. The accuracy of command execution will be the same as on models with official support.

You can use any phrases to activate Siri, but we chose the standard “Hello”.

How to disable the function "Hi, Siri"

If you suddenly want to disable the feature, youyou will need to return to the above sections of the System Settings and uncheck the options that you enabled earlier. A 1.2 GB Advanced Dictation file will appear on the device, after disabling the function, you can delete it to free up memory.

Any voice commands should work with this method, including funny requests.