You no longer need to tell Siri ‘Hey’

One of the more unexpected additions from iOS 17: Apple is dropping the “hey” from “Hey Siri.” You no longer need that extra little introduction when communicating with Apple’s smart assistant via voice. It’s a small but incredibly overdue feature for the operating system. It follows a similar feature that Amazon introed a few years back, dropping the “Hey” greeting from Alexa. Google, meanwhile, still requires a “hey” or “okay,” presumably because people say “Google” significantly more in casual conversation.

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