Siri and VoiceOver

iOS & iPadOS

I've been reading on a lot of mainstream technology blogs, websites etc that Siri now vibrates when activated, as opposed to the double-beep we've all come to know and, occasionally, love, depending on how good Siri is to us. When experimenting with this, I discovered that when VoiceOver is enabled, the double-beep sounds are still there as usual. I tried disabling VoiceOver and indeed a vibration was all there was to announce Siri's activation. Additionally, since the launch of iOS 9, the double-beep has become slightly buggy, sometimes not sounding or sounding after a long delay. I presume this has something to do with the fact that it is only used by VoiceOver users. Does anyone know how I can disable the double-beep, and use the new vibrations? I must say that I prefer the virations over the beeps.



Submitted by brandon armstrong on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hi there, as far as I know there is no way to disable the beeps. I really wish Apple would let us do that as well. I would also prefer the vibrations as well. They seem to be a little bit more responsive in the beeps.

Submitted by Troy on Sunday, October 11, 2015

In the first beta of 9.0 Siri did vibrate even with vo running, after that it was back to the beeps, I like the vibration better, it makes me wonder if they got complaints from beta testers about the vibrations so that's why they switched it back? I do agree though they should make a setting in Siri's settings to turn this on or off.