Change Siri preferences on Mac
On your Mac, use Siri preferences to choose a language and voice, turn voice feedback on or off, and manage which apps Siri can learn from and make suggestions. Learn how to use Siri on your Mac.
To open Siri preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Siri .
Enable Ask Siri
Use to turn on Siri to do everyday tasks, get quick answers and more. See Turn on Siri.
Listen for “Hey Siri” (available on some Mac models)
Listen for “Hey Siri” on AirPods (available when you pair AirPods that support Hey Siri)
Use to be able to say “Hey Siri” to start using Siri, instead of clicking the Siri icon or using a keyboard shortcut. This option is only available if your Mac or paired AirPods support Hey Siri.
If you turn off Ask Siri and then turn it on again later, you may need to set up Hey Siri again.
Allow Siri when locked
(available when Listen for “Hey Siri” is turned on)
Allow Siri to be available even if your Mac is locked or in sleep. Just say “Hey Siri,” then make your request. Depending on your request, you may need to unlock your Mac.
Choose a shortcut to ask Siri or create your own (choose Customise, then press the keys you want to use).
Choose the language and dialect that you want to use to ask Siri; Siri will use the same language and dialect to speak to you. Siri is not available in all languages, countries or regions.
Choose the variation of voices that appear in the Siri Voice option. Some languages may not have a variety of voices.
Choose a preferred voice for Siri. Some languages may only have one voice.
Select whether or not to hear voice feedback (spoken responses) from Siri. If you turn feedback off, the response from Siri is shown in the Siri window but isn’t spoken.
Delete Siri and Dictation interactions you’ve performed on this Mac from Siri servers. See Delete Siri and Dictation history.
Show Siri in menu bar
Siri Suggestions & Privacy
Choose the apps that Siri can learn from and make suggestions in. See How Siri Suggestions work.
About Siri & Privacy
(available when you click Siri Suggestions & Privacy)
Learn how Siri may send certain data to Apple to process and help respond to your requests and how you can control what data is stored.
If speech is difficult for you or you don’t want others to hear your Siri requests, you can type your requests to Siri instead of speaking them. See Change Siri preferences for accessibility.
To share or stop sharing your Dictation and Siri audio recordings with Apple at any time, select or deselect the Improve Siri & Dictation tick box in the Analytics & Improvements section of Privacy preferences. See Change Privacy preferences.