Siri Style Guide

Learn how to effectively refer to Siri and Siri Shortcuts, and how to use the phrase “Hey Siri” in your apps and marketing communications.


When referring to Siri, simply use the name “Siri”. Do not refer to Siri with pronouns such as “she,” “him,” or “her.” Depending on language support, Siri may offer a male or female voice, or both.

For example: Once you add a shortcut, you can run it anytime by asking Siri.

Siri Shortcuts

When referring to Siri Shortcuts in English, always typeset both words with a capital S and make sure that “Shortcuts” is plural.

For example: Siri Shortcuts provide a quick way to get things done with just a tap or by asking Siri.

Running a Shortcut

When referring to individual shortcuts (not the Shortcuts feature or the Shortcuts app), use lower case.

For example: Run a shortcut by asking Siri or tapping a suggestion on the lock screen.

Adding a Shortcut

When referring to adding a shortcut to Siri, avoid phrases like “add voice shortcuts,” “make a voice command,” “create a voice prompt,” or any other variation. Instead, use one of the following phrases (localized as appropriate).

For example:

  • Add to Siri.
  • Add a shortcut to Siri to run with your voice.
  • Add a shortcut to Siri to run anytime by asking Siri.

“Hey Siri”

Use “Hey Siri” as part of an example request. The phrase should not be a headline or appear on its own for any other reason.

For example: This app now supports reordering your favorite meal using Siri. Add the reorder shortcut and record a phrase like “eat again.” Then, just say “Hey Siri, eat again” to place your order.

Asking Siri

Users run shortcuts by asking Siri, so when describing how users can use Siri Shortcuts in your app, closely follow these phrases (localized as appropriate).

For example:

  • Run a shortcut by asking Siri.
  • Run the shortcut by asking Siri with your personalized phrase.

Works with Siri

To indicate your app’s support of SiriKit and Siri Shortcuts in your documentation and marketing materials, use the phrase “MyApp works with Siri.”

Localizing Siri

Translating Names

Use translations of your app name and of Siri Shortcuts when referring to them in a localized context. The translated version of Siri Shortcuts keeps the name “Siri” in English characters.

For example:

  • Siri Shortcuts
  • Siri 快捷指令
  • Raccourcis Siri

Translating “Hey, Siri”

Use the translated version of “Hey.” Always write “Siri” in English characters, even when it appears within text in a language other than English.

For example:

  • “Hey Siri, turn on the lights”
  • “Dis Siri, allume la lumière”
  • “Oye Siri, prende las luces”

Locale code Hey Siri translation
ar_AE يا Siri
ar_SA يا Siri
da_DK Hej Siri
de_AT Hey Siri
de_CH Hey Siri
de_DE Hey Siri
en_AU Hey Siri
en_CA Hey Siri
en_GB Hey Siri
en_IE Hey Siri
en_IN Hey Siri
en_NZ Hey Siri
en_SG Hey Siri
en_US Hey Siri
en_ZA Hey Siri
es_CL Oye Siri
es_ES Oye Siri
es_MX Oye Siri
es_US Oye Siri
fi_FI Hei Siri
fr_be Dis Siri
fr_CA Dis Siri
fr_CH Dis Siri
fr_FR Dis Siri
it_CH Ehi Siri
it_IT Ehi Siri
ja_JP Hey Siri
ko_KR Siri야
ms_MY Hai Siri
nb_NO Hei Siri
nl_BE Hé, Siri
nl_NL Hé Siri
no_NO Hei Siri
pt_BR E aí Siri
ru_RU привет Siri
sv_SE Hej Siri
th_TH หวัดดี Siri
tr_TR Hey Siri
zh_CN 嘿 Siri
zh_HK 喂 Siri
zh_TW 嘿 Siri