How to turn off Siri

Just a couple of actions, and the virtual assistant will be silent forever.

Apple’s personal assistant works on virtually every device in the company’s ecosystem. With its help, you can call, find out various information and perform other actions. If you do not use it and it only interferes, then the assistant is quite simple to turn off.

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How to turn off Siri on iPhone and iPad

Open System Preferences and go to Siri & Search. In the “Ask Siri” section, move all toggle switches to inactive position. Confirm by clicking the Turn off Siri button. Just below in the Siri Suggestions section, also deactivate all toggles.

By the way, starting with iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 it is possible to delete the accumulated history of requests from Apple servers. To do this, open Siri & Dictation History and click Delete Siri & Dictation History.

How to turn off Siri on Mac

In macOS Sierra and newer versions of the OS, the virtual assistant also works on Apple computers. Unlike mobile devices, it is almost completely useless here.

To disable it, launch system settings, open the Siri section and uncheck the box next to “Enable Ask Siri”.

If you are using macOS Catalina or a later version of the OS, here you can also erase your voice data on the company’s servers by clicking “Delete Siri and Dictation History.”

How to turn off Siri on Apple Watch

On the watch, the voice assistant is pretty useful. But if you still want to deactivate it, then it’s also easy to do. Go to the gadget settings, open the Siri item and turn off the toggle switches “Listen to Hey Siri”, “Raise and speak”, “Pressing Digital Crown”.

On watchOS 6.1 and later, you can optionally delete your request history on Apple servers. To do this, tap “Delete Siri and Dictation History”.

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