How to Adjust Siri’s Volume on iPhone and iPad

How to Adjust Siri’s Volume on iPhone and iPad

Apple Siri iPhone and iPad Icon

Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, is an essential tool. Sometimes, though, its voice can be jarringly loud or too quiet to easily hear. Luckily, it’s easy to change Siri’s volume on an iPhone or iPad.

Use Voice Commands to Adjust Siri’s Volume

Your voice is probably the easiest way to control Siri’s volume. To adjust its volume this way, press and hold the Side or Home button (or say, “Hey Siri,”) to launch it. Then say something like, “Change your volume to 75 percent.”

Changing Siri's volume using a voice command on iPhone or iPad.

This sets Siri’s (and the media playback) volume to 75 percent of the maximum setting. You can specify any value from 1 to 100 percent.

You can also just say, “Speak louder,” or “Speak softer,” to change Siri’s volume.

Adjust Siri’s Volume with the Volume Buttons

You can also change Siri’s volume by pressing the volume buttons on the side of your device. Some confusion can arise when using these buttons, though. This is because they sometimes control the ringer or media playback volume.

Change Siri's volume with hardware buttons on iPad.

To make sure you’re controlling the right setting, ask Siri a question, and then press the Volume Up or Down button to see if it responds.

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Change Siri’s Volume in Control Center

If you’d prefer to use the touch screen to change Siri’s volume, you can also adjust it in Control Center. Launch Control Center in one of the following ways:

  • iPhone X or newer/iPad running iOS 12 or later: Swipe down from the top right of the screen.
  • iPhone 8 or earlier/iPad running iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. (Control Center first appeared in iOS 7).
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Change Siri's Volume using Control Center.

Tap the Volume slider to raise or lower Siri’s volume until you’ve got it where you want it.

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Lucila is a freelance writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to study new things. She enjoys checking out the latest grammar books and writing about video games more than anything else. If she's not running through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape, she's indoors hidden away in her cozy game room trolling noobs and leveling up an RPG character. She is a Final Fantasy IX apologist (although she loves them all… except XV), coffee aficionado, and a bit of a health nut. Lucila graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.

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