How to Enable Hey Siri on MacBook, Mac: macOS Big Sur/Catalina and Earlier

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

You should know everything about Siri on Mac. Apple Continuing Hey Siri improvement with New Type To Siri on Mac. it’s the first generation of Mac operating systems available with built-in Siri. So that all Macs users who are works on MacOS Sierra & High Sierra definitely feeling new. But before, we already discussed the thread about to use Siri in macOS Sierra. Now today we’re going to demonstrate to activate Hands-free Siri on Mac. Apple’s macOS Sierra has integrated Siri that works as an intelligent personal assistant likewise iOS and WachOS of Apple.

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By default, you can summon Siri by pressing Shortcut Key to mean Command or through a Click on Siri icon. But a magic way to Enable Hey Siri on mac, at a glance it’s seems mind-blowing, even though, virtually it’s possible. Let’s dive into the following steps that will guide what to do to turn on hands-free Siri on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, iMac Or Mac Mini.

Bottom steps we tried in macOS Sierra and MacOS High Sierra and Working perfectly.

Ideal Process to Enable Hey Siri on MacBook Pro/Air/iMac/Mini

Step 1. Click on Apple Logo on top Menu bar and Open up System Preferences on your Mac.

Open up System Preferences on your macOS sierra Enable Hey Siri on macOS Sierra

Step 2. Then, Click on Accessibility.

Click on Accessibility under system preferences for enable hands free Siri

Step 3. Choose Dictation and do check mark  Enable the dictation Keyboard Phrase.

Tick check box Enable the dictation Keyboard Phrase macOS sierra

Now quite below in the field, replace any text and Enter the new text ‘’Hey’’.

Step 4. Now Click on Dictation Commands…

Step 5. Now make checkmark Enable Advanced commands.

Enable Advanced commands

Step 6. Hit ‘’+’’ button to add a new Command.

Step 7. Now make changes as per below-given instructions.

When I Say: Siri

While using: Any Application

Perform Open ‘’’’

  • To Get App in Perform option follow Steps – Choose Open Finder Items… and select to open Siri – you can find it inside your Application folder.

Enable hands free Siri on macOS Sierra macbook Air, macBook Pro

Siri app on Hey Siri in macOS Sierra

Step 8. Click Done.

That’s it.

Instead of hey, you can also keep such as ‘’hello’’ keyword to summon Siri hands-free using Dictation. Means, It’s a customized command, the reason behind the different keyword is that using ‘’hey’’’ command for Mac’s Siri, maybe nearby Apple device Siri will also be happened to activate. Hope, you got it and easily guided above tip to turn on/Enable Hey Siri on macOS Sierra.

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