How to Make Siri Say AnyThing

This post aims to tell you how to make Siri say what you type on iPhone and Mac. Want to do something really cool with Siri? Do follow this post to make Siri say anything you want.

By Lydia Smith | Posted on: Oct. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 23, 2018
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Siri is a virtual assistant on iOS devices and Mac computers that activates whenever any help is needed. It is a helpful but boring for people basically get the same answer for the same question.

However, do you know you can actually make Siri say what you type? This can definitely be done on your iPhone iPad, or Mac computer. If you want to have more fun experience with Siri, then follow us and get to know how to make Siri say what you want.

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Part 1. How to Make Siri Say What You Type on iPhone iPad

Before start, please make sure Siri on your iPhone iPad works fine.

Step 1 Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech, please enable Speak section option.

Step 2 Go back to the Home screen and open the Message app.

Step 3 Type the text you want Siri to say, select the text and tap on Speak option.

This method does not only apply to texts in Messages app, but also any other texts on iPhone iPad.

Part 2. How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac Computer

Here is how to make Siri say anything you want on Mac computer.

Step 1 Go to System Preference > Dictation & Speech.

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac - Step 1

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac – Step 1

Step 2 Go to Text to Speech Panel, make sure there is a voice for Siri.

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac - Step 2

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac – Step 2

Step 3 Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal. When terminal is open, you can make Siri say anything by typing after the word “say”. Don’t forget to add quote marks in the beginning and the end of the sentence.

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac - Step 3

How to Make Siri Say What You Type on Mac – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to make Siri say anything on iPhone/iPad and Mac computer. Did you manage to make Siri say what you want on iPhone/iPad and Mac computer? Please do leave comments below. By the way, if you happen to need transfer data like Music, contacts, messages from your iPhone to computer or a new iPhone, AnyTrans is a nice way to go. Download it for seven-day free trial >

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.