Generally, Siri only speaks when spoken to, and is only there to help you out or give you information when requested. But the Apple team has clearly been having some fun while developing the popular virtual assistant.
They’ve taken the time to program in a whole range of mischievous, and often cheeky responses to (admittedly slightly goofy) questions.
So below is a compilation containing 21 of the best Siri responses we found.
Give a few of them a try; Siri doesn’t always respond with the same answer, so your results could be quite different from ours. Try asking a few esoteric questions yourself; the answers can often be surprising!
When you’re done, Be sure to check out 21 more funny things you can ask Siri for even more examples of Siri going rogue.
21 weird and funny things to say to Siri
To ask a question, activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:
- Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
- Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.
(If this doesn’t work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).
1. Tell me a joke
Does Siri have a sense of humor? There’s only one way to find out! It’s worth making this request a few times, as Siri appears to have an almost limitless amount of jokes to tell. Just say:
Hey Siri, tell me a joke
2. Make me laugh
In the same vein as joke-telling, the following more general request will prompt another batch of witty responses from Siri.
Hey Siri, make me laugh
3. Why did the chicken cross the road?
You can even ask Siri to respond to well-worn jokes that are as old as time itself.
Hey Siri, why did the chicken cross the road?
Another fun option is to say:
Hey Siri, knock knock
Siri will respond by saying ‘Knock Knock’ back to you, to which you must take on the role of ‘knockee’ and say ‘who’s there?’.
4. How many days until Christmas?
There are quite a few things you can ask Siri about Christmas.
Hey Siri, how many days until Christmas?
5. Is Santa real?
Keeping with the festive theme (although this question is probably not for younger kids), say:
Hey Siri, is Santa real?
Other Christmassy requests you can try include:
Hey Siri, where does Santa live?
Hey Siri, do you believe in Santa?
Hey Siri, what should I get my wife for Christmas?
Remember to try out questions in the run-up to other seasonal holidays, note that Siri might not give very interesting answers when the particular season is over.
Hey Siri, what should I wear for Halloween?
6. Where do babies come from?
No smutty answers to this question. Siri – rather disappointingly – gives a straightforward answer.
Hey Siri, where do babies come from?
7. What is zero divided by zero?
Ask a silly question, and you’ll get a silly answer.
Hey Siri, what’s zero divided by zero?
8. Are you a robot?
Siri doesn’t mind if you ask personal questions, far from it…
Hey Siri, are you a robot?
9. What do you dream about?
…even if the question is existential.
Hey Siri, what do you dream about?
10. How old are you?
Attempting to find out Siri’s age can lead to wise (yet completely unhelpful) answers.
Hey Siri, how old are you?
11. Why do you vibrate?
This is one of those questions that could conceivably be asked by a user in all seriousness. The response is anything but.
Hey Siri, why do you vibrate?
12. What is your best pickup line?
Need some dating advice, don’t have any friends? Then turn to Siri, but don’t expect any earth-shattering, life-changing responses.
Hey Siri, what’s your best pickup line?
13. What are you doing later?
If your date was a flop and you’re still feeling a bit lonely, you can also try your hand at a bit of flirting.
Hey Siri, what are you doing later?
14. What is your favorite color?
Some responses are swiftly followed by Siri turning the question back on you.
Hey Siri, what’s you favorite color?
15. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Siri clearly isn’t into relationships.
Hey Siri, do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
16. I see a little silhouetto of a man
Can Siri sing well? Who knows, but the virtual assistant can certainly remember lyrics to famous songs.
Hey Siri, I see a little silhouetto of a man
17. Is Jon Snow dead?
Okay, so pretty well the entire world knows the answer to that now, but even Siri is conscious of spoilers.
Hey Siri, is Jon Snow dead?
Try out other TV and movie questions:
Hey Siri, what is Inception about?
Hey Siri, I am your father
Hey Siri, open the pod bay door
18. Can pigs fly?
Siri will respond to a sarcastic question with a similarly sarcastic answer.
Hey Siri, can pigs fly?
19. Does my butt look big in this?
It can be tempting to trick Siri into saying something insulting. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, we always receive a diplomatic answer.
Hey Siri, does my butt look big in this?
20. How do I look?
Somehow we think Siri doesn’t always tell the truth.
Hey Siri, how do I look?
There’s a very easy way to bring out Siri’s inner Julie Andrews.
Hey Siri, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Enjoyed these? Take a look at 21 More Funny Things You Can Ask Siri for even more absurd questions and answers.