Siri Tip of the Day: Make it Louder

Siri can adjust the volume for you, hands-free. Just say “Hey Siri, turn it up” or “Hey Siri, make it softer.”

Siri icon, iOS 12

If you’re playing something on your iPhone or iPad you can make it louder by asking Siri to turn it up. (You probably guessed that you can also make it softer by asking Siri to turn it down.) You can say “make it louder” or “increase the volume” instead of “turn it up” and there may be more phrases that work. Experiment, and if you find a phrase that I don’t know about, put it in the comments.

Note: if you aren’t currently playing something (music, a podcast) you’ll get a message like this one:

Screenshot: Siri wil turn up the volume if you ask, unless you are not playing anything.
Oopsy– you’re not playing anything, so Siri can’t make it louder.

UPDATE April 2019: now you can tell Siri to make it louder, and she (he) will not complain. This improvement came without an iPhone iOS update– it must have been fixed at Apple’s end, silently. Thanks, Apple!

Siri will make things louder when it's appropriate (like when you are playing some music, or a podcast)
Siri will make things louder when the time comes.
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