Siri’s capabilities on your iPhone have continued to increase with each new version of the iOS operating system, and she is now able to understand a perform a large number of commands on your device. While it has some similarities to the voice control feature, which you can turn off with these steps, Siri is actually even more useful. But you may not use Siri, or you might have issues getting her to understand you, and you feel that turning off the Siri feature on your iPhone 7 is the best course of action.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find the setting on your phone that will disable the Siri functionality. Once this process is completed, you will no longer be able to use Siri at all unless you choose to reactivate her at a later time.
How to Turn Off Siri in iOS 10
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.0.3. After you have completed these steps, you will know longer be able to use Siri on your iPhone. You can turn Siri on again later, however, if you decide that you prefer to have the voice control features that she provides.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Siri option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Siri at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Confirm that you understand what will happen if you elect to disable Siri, then tap the Turn Off Siri button.
As mentioned in the pop-up in step 4, all of your Siri-related information will be deleted from Apple’s servers when you turn off Siri. Re-enabling her later will require that information to be uploaded again. Additionally, turning off Siri on your iPhone will turn off Siri on your Apple Watch, if you have paired a watch with your phone.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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