I’ve received numerous questions, emails, and comments asking about one simple Siri feature. How do you make her say “Yes?”

Many have seen Siri say “yes?” on our videos after being invoked, and are curious as to how to go about replicating it.

The answer, is Hands-Free Control, a jailbreak tweak that we’ve covered in depth at iDownloadBlog. We’ve created a special video that shows you how to use this jailbreak tweak to make Siri more obedient, at least in theory; check it out…

Literally, all you have to do is install Hands-Free Control, and enable the “Voice Response” setting. It will ask you to respring, but I’ve found in the past that a reboot also helps in getting it to work.

Thankfully, the developers just updated Hands-Free control, so it seems that it’s a bit easier to whip Siri into shape now; all it takes is a respring.

How is your assistant behaving? Let us know in the comments.

  • Works like a charm, really nice tweak:)

    And thanks for alle the good videos and articels, keep it up .

  • How do you make such awesome videos?

    No really, that’s a serious question.

  • Works well but I noticed it seems to stop responding after a long-ish perod of non-use. I have to then turn Hands-Free off & on again. Still pretty cool though 🙂

  • Luke Row

    Is there no other way of getting this? The battery drain with Hands Free Control is pretty horrendous

    • simply turn off the listening function of the tweak. thats what i did. i only use this tweak for the “yes” function. that battery drain is terrible so just turn it off in settings

  • Only promblem with Hands Free Control is the it interfers with the bluetooth in my car. The quality of music playing is horrible. And my car I always saying I’m on my phone so it won’t let me listen to radio or anything. Any fix for this

    • Same here. Can’t stream to my apple tv either…

  • The only bad thing is when you uninstall this, the voice response stay around. In all honestly I can’t stand it. I’m trying to dig around and figure how to get rid of it saying yes.

    • Download Springtomize or iFile and delete the hands-free control plist. After that just simply reset your settings in Settings/General/Reset all settings (:

      • unfortunately this did not work, but I appreciate the advice.

      • Oh! You mean the yes response? You have to ssh/iFile into the iPhone. And go to System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ and there you’ll see the jlb sounds I think they are. Those are Siri sounds. Just take out the sounds that says ” Yes ” and the orinal will be right on top of the one you deleted. Rename it to the one you just deleted ” jbl_begin “

  • Anonymous

    Just wanna know if theres anyone working on Siri respondingon on the iphone 4 with out the help of any home computer? I don’t have Internet at home.

  • There is a small problem with this hands free that siti just turns on automatically smtimes n if it’s in my pocket I won’t even realise. Why does it gt activated wvot the set keyword?
    Even though it’s Kool bt can b tricky at times.
    Also if u dnt use it for a little while then u hv to manually do it again n then it would work fine.

  • The recent update to 2.1-1…does it fix bluetooth compatibility? I had to put it to legacy mode in order for my bluetooth to work properly. But the downside of putting it in “legacy mode” was that it took Siri a few more seconds to respond which was irritating as opposed to when it’s not on “legacy mode”. If this is fixed then I’d re-install this tweak.

  • sasa ramic

    Dont install hands free yet..this app have issue with your keyboard sound and some time email sounds on 4s…First i think activator is a problem but i found that this app have bug disabling sounds…Please developer fix this..

  • Anonymous

    Hands-Free Control is very buggy. Keyboard clicks no longer work, issues with bluetooth, etc. It’s a nice idea but I’ll wait until they iron it out before using it.

    • Keyboard clicks work. Try installing a non-cracked version that’s upgraded.

    • Keyboard clicks work. Try installing a non-cracked version that’s upgraded.

      • Anonymous

        Um no they dont. And I AM using the official version. It even says right in the FAQ that keyboard clicks dont work, how about doing some research before throwing accusations around?

        “Unfortunately we are still working on custom sounds, including winterboard themes, keyboard click sounds, and dtmf tones on the phone pad. We hope to patch these soon!”

        ^ Directly from their website.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone tried Evi the Siri rival app?

  • Anonymous

    hey jeff 😀 will work with spire if i dont have a proxy set up on it?

    • Yes, this will work with Spire (: but you should look for a server to use spire with. I don’t recommend this tweak though.

  • Travis Blu

    I paid money for HFC and have to keep it uninstalled because I can’t friggin AirPlay when it is grrrr sjknfsdjfnsjfsd

  • I downloaded this and stop vibrations and Tones stop working, it also messed up my music app, showed the AirPlay icon sayings if I want the music to play in the iPhone or iPhone speakers. Weird.

    • Anonymous

      This is a known issue with Hands-Free Control, apparently there is a bug in iOS that causes system sounds not to work when the microphone is active. Michael will probably claim that you pirated the software which is why you are having issues but he would be wrong.

      • Well, I’m a kid. It was pirated. But it was up to date. The only reason why I get them pirated is because I can’t afford them. I try them out first, if I like them, then I beg my mom for her paypal account. LOL. If you pirate tweaks it’s not always just because your cheap, maybe you just want to check out the tweak. I have boughts tweaks before and then I just don’t use them nomore, I don’t wanna be wasting my mom’s money. Either way thanks for the reply (: I decided to uninstall for now, it’s a great tweak but buggy and battery drainer.

    • Yah i have the same issue and I paid for the app 🙂

      • Hopefully developer’s working out perfecting the tweak (:

  • simple like this !

  • I loved this tweak, but I have issues with connecting to audio via air play. In my car my stereo thinks I am on a phone call and I can’t stream to my apple tv when I have this tweak enabled. Anyone else have that issue?

  • Anonymous

    this is why jail breaking and using tweaks of the sort are a bad idea. messes up your phone. When Apple does it, they do it right. Like yeah the tweaks we had on ios4 are now built into iOS 5, but its built in smoothly and without any problems. Why can’t cydia devs make it flawlessly. Not all jailbreak tweaks cause problems, but most of them do. Ive already stated that i had problems with sbsetting & springtomize 2. Jailbreaking iOS is messing with perfection, trying to get it “in your opinion perfect”, messes it up. U want customization, go to Android; all the customization and lags that come with it. When Apple does it, they do it right.

    • +1 🙂

      • Anonymous

        +1 to you too. Actually very surprised someone agrees with me. Most believe JB is holy

      • Anonymous

        That’s why it’s an option. No one is telling you to jailbreak your phone. The same way no one tells others to tune up their cars, upgrade their PC components, or paint thier house. Jailbreaking gives those, who want it, the opportunity to change what they own into something that suits them better. Just because one person or company provides something that is “perfect” that doesn’t mean that everyone will think so. People have thier own idea of perfection. That is the essence of individuality and creativity. Rather than bash people for taking the creative route, you should understand that jail breaking is basically Apple’s whiteboard – where ideas are “tested” before being placed in the final product. Without it, one can argue that the feature set of many iPhones would be lacking. See: MobileNotifier > iOS 5 notifications.

      • Anonymous

        That’s why it’s an option. No one is telling you to jailbreak your phone. The same way no one tells others to tune up their cars, upgrade their PC components, or paint thier house. Jailbreaking gives those, who want it, the opportunity to change what they own into something that suits them better. Just because one person or company provides something that is “perfect” that doesn’t mean that everyone will think so. People have thier own idea of perfection. That is the essence of individuality and creativity. Rather than bash people for taking the creative route, you should understand that jail breaking is basically Apple’s whiteboard – where ideas are “tested” before being placed in the final product. Without it, one can argue that the feature set of many iPhones would be lacking. See: MobileNotifier > iOS 5 notifications.

    • Not all Jailbreak tweaks mess up your phone, I use Sbsettings toggles for Intelliscreenx. And use Springtomize because it’s awesome. Some people just jailbreak for unlocking iPhones. If you tend to download things you don’t know what they’ll do, that’s when you mess up your phone and don’t know how to fix it.

  • works great, thanks a lot!

  • Mina Nour

    Is there a way of altering the greeting? so instead of her saying “yes” on introduction, is there a way to have her say soemthing else? Still in the robot voice though?

  • can anyone help? i turned on the response, and then turned it off, now siri has no sound, only when hands free is turned on, and i dont want it anymore. ive tried unistalling, repringing, rebooting, leaving it on when unintalling, and every thing else i could think of, i emailed the developer but hes not responding.