How to Use Siri with Bluetooth

How to Use Siri with Bluetooth 4

Do you want to learn how to use Siri over Bluetooth? Good, because I’m going to teach you. But first, I want you to promise me something.

If you are using a Bluetooth headset, promise me that you will never be that guy in line dictating an entire email to Siri. That’s something that a Blackberry user would do (if they could).

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s talk about how you can use Siri through your Bluetooth headset or other Bluetooth connections to make using Siri even easier.

Using Siri with Bluetooth Headset

You Will Need:

  • iPhone 4S or later
  • Bluetooth headset

Instructions for using Siri with a Bluetooth headset:

1. Make sure your Bluetooth headset is on. It also helps if your iPhone is on as well (wink).

2. Press and hold the talk/call button your Bluetooth headset to activate Siri.

You should now be able to use Siri through your Bluetooth headset just as you would without a headset. I have seen occasional reports that certain models of Bluetooth headsets have difficulties with Siri so I’d recommend reading up on the specific unit you have or are looking to buy. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t have any issues using Siri and Bluetooth together. If you have any recommendations for Bluetooth headsets that work well with Siri, feel free to share them in the comments.


Instructions for using Siri with Bluetooth in your car:

1. To use Siri with your car’s Bluetooth system, you will first need to pair your iPhone with the car. Follow the instructions in the vehicle’s owner manual for this if you have not already done so. It’s typically very easy to do…just make sure your iPhone’s Bluetooth is “ON” under Settings-> General-> Bluetooth.

2.Once your iPhone is paired to your car’s Bluetooth, use Siri like you normally would as described here.

Siri will function just like normal, except that you will hear her responses through your car’s speakers. Now let’s just hope that when Siri grows up, she can do even more than she can today.

What Bluetooth headset do you use with Siri? Have you had any issues with Siri and your car’s Bluetooth? Let’s hear about your Siri over Bluetooth experiences in the comments.

4 thoughts on “How to Use Siri with Bluetooth

  1. Reply Bill Gronke Feb 21,2015 5:07 pm

    I have a 2007 prius. My iPhone 6 works fine with the bluetooth on the car. The only problem that I incounter is that I cannot use Siri to initiate a call. Siri and then the call is terminated before any connection is made or even rings. Any suggestions?

    • Reply Dan Feb 26,2015 8:34 am

      Hi Bill,

      Are you initiating Siri just by pressing and holding the home button? Also, does Siri and your Prius’ bluetooth work for non-call functions…say asking what the weather is like? Trying to isolate if it’s a call issue or Siri issue.


  2. Reply Cadillac Mike Dec 2,2014 9:21 pm

    When I try to use Siri thru my Bluetooth the call does not go thru. The phone is paired with the vehicle blue tooth but when I request a phone call thru Siri the phone goes back to the home screen and the vehicle blue Thoth disconnects and the radio resums playing. Any suggestions.

    I have an I phone 6 and a 2010 Cadillac with navigation/Bluetooth

  3. Reply Dan Jul 16,2012 3:02 pm

    Yeah that was a pretty cool announcement, makes it pretty clear that Apple is very dedicated to Siri. Guess we all have to go out and buy new cars now…

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