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How to Use Siri on the iPad

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How to Turn On Siri on the iPad
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Siri comes to the iPad with the iOS 6.0 update, but if you are having trouble activating Siri -- which is done by holding down the home button for a few seconds -- you might want to make sure that (1) you have the right type of iPad (Siri only works on the iPad 3 and later models) and (2) that you have Siri turned on.

There's not much to be done about Siri on an earlier iPad other than simply upgrading to the new iPad, but we can do something about Siri being turned off.

Here's how you turn Siri on:

  1. Tap the Settings app on your iPad to go into the settings. Get help opening these settings.
  2. Find "General" in the left-side menu and tap it to bring up general settings.
  3. The Siri settings are near the top, just under "Usage". Tap the Siri button to proceed to those settings.
  4. Slide the button at the top from Off to On.

Remember, you will need an active Internet connection to use Siri. It should work on both Wi-Fi and when you are using the 4G/3G data connection.

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