Apple discontinues “Hey Siri” – adopts a new name

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At the WWDC 2023, Apple officially announced the iOS 17 system. This new system comes with some new features as well as upgrades. You can see the details by clicking here. In addition to the new system, the company also made some changes to its voice assistant. Apple announced that the wake-up word for activating the Siri voice assistant has officially changed from “Hey Siri” to just “Siri”. Thus, users can now use a new single word to wake the voice assistant. However, the Siri word is not entirely new, it has always been in the phrase, “Hey Siri”.

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Reason for Discontinuing “Hey Siri”

According to the latest version of the Apple Style Guide, the company has decided to discontinue the use of the phrase “Hey Siri”. Apple said that the main reason for using “Hey Siri” before is that with the old underlying engineering and training work, it is easier to activate the voice assistant with two words.

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Apple said that although cutting off a “Hey” and only using “Siri” seems very simple on the surface, it has made a lot of adjustments in the actual background processing and optimized the false touch in some scenarios.

What Does This Mean for the Future?

While it may seem like a small change, Apple’s decision to discontinue “Hey Siri” and adopt just “Siri” will have some implications for old users. No doubt, it will take some time for users to get used to just “Siri”. In the long run, it will be easier for users since it is just a word. 

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The reason for the use of a single word shows that the voice assistant is growing. It now has a system that can accomodate a single word wake up call. This is also some sort of reassurance that users will have a better Siri system.

Final Words

Apple’s decision to discontinue “Hey Siri” and adopt just “Siri” reveals that the Siri system is growing. In the past, it was easier to wake up Siri with two words. Now, the system can be activated with a single word. As always, Apple is committed to providing its users with the best possible experience, and this change is just one example of that commitment.

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