How to Make Siri Listen to You for a Longer Period of Time? If Siri frequently cuts you off before you finish a spoken query or command, there are a few options for making it listen longer on iPhone and iPad. Continue reading to find out how.
Have you ever struggled to get Siri to listen long enough to hear your spoken query or request? You may simply repair this by pressing the Side or Home button on your Apple smartphone to invoke the virtual assistant.
Simply hold down the button for as long as it takes you to finish your phrase, and Siri will continue to listen until you release your finger.
But what if you mostly use the voice command “Hey Siri” to summon the virtual assistant? How do you keep the microphone active for as long as you need it if you’re not physically hitting a button? Fortunately, a remedy can be found in your device’s settings.
How to Make Siri Listen to You for a Longer Period of Time?
Apple gives an option in iOS that allows you to manually decide how long Siri waits for you to complete speaking. The steps below demonstrate how to accomplish this.
- On your iPhone or iPad, launch the Settings app.
- Scroll to the bottom and select Accessibility.
- Tap Siri under the “General” section.
- Change the Default Siri Pause Time to Longer or Longest.
That’s the end of it. The next time you invoke Siri by pressing the Side or Home button, or by saying “Hey Siri,” the virtual assistant will wait longer than usual to listen to you, even if you don’t say anything. Return to the accessibility menu outlined above and select a different Siri pause time to adjust the wait duration.