How to Turn Off Siri on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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Jan 13 · 4 min read
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I love using Siri on my HomePod mini. I use it to play podcasts and songs, check my calendar events, control my home devices, and more. On the other hand, I hate using Siri on my iPhone, iPad, or Mac, as my experience has been less than optimal. If Siri Shortcuts have not been such a big part of my workflow, I would have completely disabled Siri by now. If you too don’t find Siri useful, here is how you can turn off Siri on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Turn Off Siri on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

In this article, I will show how to disable Siri on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Since the steps for both iPhone and iPad are the same, I have clubbed them in the same section. Apart from letting you disable Siri, I have also included information on turning off Siri suggestions, just in-case you don’t find them useful.

Disable Siri on iPhone and iPad

Disabling Siri on iPhone and iPad is easy. Open Settings and go to Siri & Search. Here, you will see three toggles, as seen in the picture below.

turn off siri
turn off siri

When you turn off the second toggle, you will get a pop-up asking for a confirmation. Tap on “Turn off Siri” to disable Siri.

Disable Siri Suggestions on iPhone and iPad

The above steps will disable Siri from activating when you use the voice command or long-press the side button. However, it won’t stop Siri suggestions from appearing in iOS. It means you will still see Siri suggestions in various places in iOS, including the lock screen, share sheet, search, and more.

disable siri suggestions on iPhone
disable siri suggestions on iPhone

To turn off this behavior, go to Settings → Siri & Search. Here, under the “Siri Suggestions” sub-heading, you will find four toggles.

Turn Off Siri on Mac

To Turn Off Siri on Mac, open System Preferences by going to Apple Menu → System Preferences.

open system preferences
open system preferences

Here, click on Siri.

click on siri
click on siri

Now, uncheck the checkbox beside “Enable Ask Siri”.

disable ask siri
disable ask siri
ask siri disabled
ask siri disabled

Turn off Siri Suggestion on Mac

Turning off Siri suggestions on Mac is not as easy as it is on the iPhone and iPad. There’s no single switch. You have to disable it for every single app individually. Go to System Preferences → Siri, and click on “Siri Suggestions & Privacy…” button.

open siri settings on mac
open siri settings on mac

Here, click on the name of the app and disable toggles both the toggles.

disabling siri suggestions
disabling siri suggestions

Disable Siri and Siri Suggestions on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

So, that is how you can disable both Siri and Siri suggestions on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you had any problems following the tutorial, let us know, and we will help you out.

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