Having to enter a passcode every time you unlock your iPhone can be a bit of a hassle, but people that use a passcode value the security of their device over a minor inconvenience. If you have ever had a phone stolen, or know someone who has, then that passcode can be very important.
But if you are going through the trouble of securing your iPhone with a passcode, then you might not like the fact that some of your phone functions can still be accessed on your locked device via Siri. Fortunately you can disable Siri on the lock screen to prevent people without the passcode from using your phone.
Disable Siri Access When iPhone is Locked
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 5 with the iOS 7 operating system and all current updates, as of the writing of this article. You can learn how to update your iPhone with this article.
The tutorial below is best employed when you have a passcode on your iPhone. There are certain actions that can be performed by using Siri that would otherwise be inaccessible without knowing the passcode for the device. If you are not using a passcode on your iPhone, you can set one up with this article.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Passcode option.
Step 3: Enter your current passcode.
Step 4: Scroll down and touch the button to the right of Siri in the Allow Access When Locked section of the screen. There will not be any green shading around the button when it is turned off, and the Voice Dial button will disappear.
Do you want to use a longer passcode to unlock your iPhone? Learn how to create an iPhone passcode that includes letters and more characters.
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