How To Turn Off Siri On iOS Devices
Siri, which stands for “Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface,” is a favorite personal assistant of a lot of users. The feature became available on the majority of iOS devices in 2011.
It can help you facilitate the process of looking up information and selecting various tasks. However, Siri can certainly get quite annoying, and if you don’t find it useful, you can always turn it off.
In this tutorial, you will find out how to disable Siri for the entire device, turn off “Hey Siri,” and prevent the use of this feature on the lock screen of your devices.
How to turn off Siri
If you decided that you don’t want to get help from Siri in any form, you can simply:
- Go to Settings and select General.
- Tap the Turn off Siri toggle.
As you can see, the entire process of turning off Siri is quick and easy.
How to deactivate “Hey Siri”
You can easily disable “Hey Siri” in the same Settings menu mentioned previously. Simply tap the “Hey Siri” toggle, and the feature won’t bother you anymore.
It should be noted that if you use the devices, such as iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE, you can directly speak to the device by saying “Hey Siri,” and you don’t need to connect it to the power source.
If you use any other devices, they have to be connected if you want to enable the feature.
Turn off Siri on your lock screen
Sometimes you may need to disable Siri only on your lock screen, but still keep it working for the device. The first step is to ensure that Siri is turned on. After, you have to:
- Go to Settings.
- Select TouchID & Passcode. TouchID may be absent if you use an older device.
- Enter the passcode.
- Tap the Siri toggle to disable the feature. The Voice Dial will be automatically disabled once you turn off Siri from the lock screen.
Decide you need help at all
As you can see, you can either completely disable Siri on your iOS device or choose to which extent you want to use it depending on your preferences. If you get any questions regarding this guide, you can always leave them in the comments.