How to Turn On/Off “Siri” Or “Hey Siri” on Mac (Sonoma Updated)

🗓️ June 23, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Siri is now also available on the macOS platform after got success on iOS devices. Specially, business and professional persons are much excited to use the new Siri on MacBook, iMac, or Mac Mini installed with Any MacOS. Same as customizing Siri options (Enable/ Disable Siri on macOS), here you have many options for changing your Siri language, Siri voice, Voice Feedback, Input Mic types, or changing Siri wakes up shortcuts.

Siri is more special for Weather, Brightness, Calendar, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mange Brightness and other settings, On-screen activities on your speech, just like sent text message, FaceTime call and much more.

Note: macOS Sonoma added the new Only “Siri” command on Mac along with “Hey Siri”.

Steps for Enable/ Disable Siri on iMac, Macbook, Mac mini

Note: if you bypass or skip the Siri screen on macOS installation from the installation screen, or While setting up a New mac, then you can enable/ Turn it on from macOS system preference.

Siri now improving more in the upcoming days, Well you can use it regularly on your Mac system efficiently once you turn it on or Enable it.

Steps for Enable/ Disable Siri in macOS

On MacOS Ventura or Later

1→ Go to the Apple Logo from the top menu > System Settings.

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System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Next, Click on Siri & Spotlight Option > Enable Ask Siri toggle.

Enable Siri on Mac
Enable Siri on Mac

and Next Popup asks to enable the Option to accept Apple’s privacy for Siri use.

Enable Siri Privacy on Mac
Enable Siri Privacy on Mac

3→ Now, Enable Listen For “Siri” or “Hey Siri”, “Hey Siri” and Off. Select your Choise. (macOS Ventura allows only the Hey Siri command).

Enable Listen for Siri or Hey Siri on Mac
Enable Listen for Siri or Hey Siri on Mac

4→ Follow the on-screen setup and Turn on Siri on Mac.

Siri is Ready to use on Mac setup
Siri is Ready to use on Mac setup

That’s it.

Listen for Siri and hey Siri enabled on Mac

For Type to Siri: Enable the option from, System Settings > Accessibility > Scroll to Siri > Enable Type to Siri. here are more details to Use Type to Siri on Mac.

On MacOS Monterey & Earlier

Step 1: Go to the Apple Logo from the top right. Under the menu > click on system preference.


Step 2: New separate option siri present there, Click on it.


Step 3: From the right pane, Select Ask Siri for enable.


Now, See the “Do you want to enable Ask Siri?” Confirmation popup. Select Enable Option.


See Confirmation window, Allow or Disallow the Permission for Share Audio recordings. Select Not Now or Share Audio Recordings.


Now, Record your Voice using Test command showing on Screen. Repeat the Command clearly to pass and Verify successfully for Hey siri and All command.


Finally you will see the screen “Hey Siri” is Ready.


Tap on done to start using Siri on Mac using Voice command.

If you want a Siri shortcut on Mac’s top Menu, enable Checkbox “Show Siri in the menu bar“.


Siri is not available in the Top Right corner. To turn off the Siri popup, Hove the mouse cursor on it and Click on the close button to hide.

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You completely hide all Siri icons from Dock and Top menu bar or Shortcut keys call.

Disable Siri on Mac

Before Disabling Siri on Mac, use the customization if you don’t like Siri because of it. If Someone nearby your Mac using Siri then your Mac auto wakes up Siri with the Hey Siri command then we can disable the Hey Siri command without Turning off Siri complately on Mac.

In More options, Keyboard Shortcut for Siri on Mac, Language, Voice Variety, Siri Voice Sample, Voice Feedback, Delete Siri & Dictation history. or Hide Siri blue icon from top menu.


Only Hide/ Show Siri from Top menu bar: Privacy reason

If you think no one can see the Siri icon at the top menu bar or wake up in an easy way, Then Un-check “Show Siri in the menu bar”. And Change Shortcut key (Set your own custom keys), by Press Command and hold + Choose your Desired character key from the keyboard.

More helping tutorials, Siri not working on macOS. Also Share, what are the reasons for enabling/disabling Siri on macOS.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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