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How to Activate Siri on iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max

In 2018, Apple pulled the plug on the use of the iconic Home button on iPhone X. Now, iPhone users are learning to cope with life without it. Other than its application as a Touch ID button, the option was equally used to trigger Apple’s personal digital assistant, Siri.

Since it no longer exists, you have to use another technique to activate Siri on the new iPhone 11 and its variants, in addition to other models, such as iPhone X, Xs, and the likes.

Siri enables you to control most of the functionality of your iOS-powered mobile devices using only your voice commands. You can perform different operations, including checking things online, sending & receiving messages, planning your route, and lots more.

The procedure to bring Siri into action on the iPhone 11 series is straightforward. Let’s walk you through it.

How to activate Siri on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

You can activate Siri on your iPhone 11 Series using these 2 methods:

Using Your Voice to Activate Siri

  • To trigger Siri with your voice, ensure that you’ve set up Hey Siri on your smartphone. If you have not done it, head to Settings -> Siri & Search -> Listen for Siri and then do the setup.
  • Once you’ve enabled the virtual assistant, bring it up by simply saying, “Hey Siri”.

Using Side Button to Activate Siri

  • You can activate Siri manually on your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max by simply pressing and holding the side button for two-three secs.

Exiting Siri

  • To exit the personal assistant, swipe up from the bottom of your phone display or simply press the side button, and this will take you to the home screen.


The Cupertino-headquartered device company has ensured the side button stays more functional and busier by moving its personal assistant to the ON/OFF button.

The power button on the iPhone 11 series, other than triggering the virtual assistant, also enables you to sleep or wake your mobile device, put a call through to emergency services, and even disable Touch ID, temporarily.

Tijani Mustapha
Tijani Mustapha
Tijani Mustapha Adedeji is a Senior Tech Writer on Phonecorridor. He has a strong flair for gadgets and tech-related developments around the globe. Deji, based in Lagos, Nigeria, is an avid reader, who loves meeting people.
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