How to Activate and Use Siri Voice Assistant on AirPods Pro Earbuds Models


Siri is Apple’s intelligent voice assistant that allows you to control your AirPods Pro and get things done using just your voice. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using Siri on your AirPods Pro earbuds.

Activating Siri on AirPods Pro

There are a few different ways to activate Siri on your AirPods Pro:

“Hey Siri”

The easiest way is to simply say “Hey Siri” out loud. As long as you have “Hey Siri” enabled on your connected iPhone or iPad, your AirPods Pro will activate Siri after hearing this phrase.

Press and Hold Stem

You can also press and hold the force sensor on the stem of either AirPod Pro. After holding for about one second, you’ll hear a chime indicating Siri is activated and ready for your request.

To set up this activation method:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad
  2. Tap on “Bluetooth”
  3. Tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods Pro
  4. Choose “Left” or “Right” AirPod
  5. Under “Press and Hold AirPods”, select Siri

Double Tap (1st Gen Only)

For 1st generation AirPods Pro, you can activate Siri by double tapping either earbud. This will play a chime and activate Siri.

To enable this:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap Bluetooth
  3. Tap “i” icon next to AirPods Pro
  4. Choose Left or Right
  5. Select Siri under “Double Tap”

Using Siri Hands-Free on AirPods Pro

Once you’ve activated Siri, you can use a variety of helpful voice commands completely hands-free. Here are some of the most useful Siri commands for AirPods Pro:

Media Controls

  • Play/Pause music
  • Skip song
  • Adjust volume up/down
  • Play specific song, artist, playlist

Phone Calls

  • Call someone in contacts
  • Answer/Decline incoming call
  • Check missed calls and voicemail


  • Get directions to a destination
  • Find nearby businesses/locations


  • Check date, time, weather
  • Sports scores, stock prices
  • Unit conversions, calculations

Reminders and Calendar

  • Create reminders/calendar events
  • Check upcoming events
  • Add items to shopping/to-do lists

Smart Home

  • Control HomeKit accessories (lights, thermostat etc)
  • Activate scenes
  • Lock/unlock doors

Messages and Email

  • Read latest messages/emails
  • Reply to messages
  • New email dictation

Tips for Using Siri on AirPods Pro

Here are some useful tips to get the most out of using Siri on your AirPods Pro:

  • Speak clearly and precisely when making requests
  • Ensure “Hey Siri” is enabled on connected devices
  • Have Siri confirm commands when accuracy is critical
  • Use precise names for contacts and locations
  • Try chaining multiple requests together
  • Customize which apps Siri has access to
  • Add relationships and details in Contacts to enable personalized requests

Troubleshooting Siri Issues

If you’re having issues getting Siri to work properly on AirPods Pro, here are some troubleshooting steps:

Siri not activating?

  • Check Bluetooth connection
  • Disable/re-enable “Hey Siri”
  • Check microphone settings
  • Reset AirPods

Siri not responding to requests?

  • Speak clearly and concisely
  • Ensure Siri can access requested apps
  • Check internet connectivity
  • Restart iPhone/iPad
  • Reset AirPods

Siri responding intermittently?

  • Clean AirPod microphones
  • Retrain “Hey Siri” with your voice
  • Ensure latest firmware is installed


With this comprehensive guide, you now have all the information you need to start activating and using Siri on your AirPods Pro earbuds. Siri enables you to be far more productive by allowing hands-free control using just your voice. Follow the activation steps outlined above, use the suggested voice commands, and try the troubleshooting tips if you encounter any issues. With Siri, your AirPods Pro become an even more powerful and convenient tool to help you get things done on the go.