How to Disable Siri on a Macbook Air

Last updated on April 30th, 2023 at 08:59 am

The Siri feature on the iPhone and the iPad has been increasing its capabilities since first being introduced, and there are a lot of actions that you can perform using its voice activated functions. Siri is also available on your Macbook Air, which allows you to use the microphone on the computer to give voice commands.

But you might find that Siri is disruptive, or that you keep inadvertently activating it. Or maybe you are concerned that it is negatively impacting your laptop’s performance. Whatever the reason, you can disable Siri on your Macbook so that it is no longer available as an option for you to use.


How to Turn Off Siri in macOS Sierra

The steps below were performed on a MacBook Air running the 10.12.3 version of the Sierra operating system. These steps will assume that Siri is currently enabled on your computer, and that you wish to turn it off. However, these same steps can also be used if Siri is currently disabled and you would like to turn it back on.

Step 1: Click the System Preferences icon in the dock.

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Step 2: Click the Siri icon.

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Step 3: Click the box to the left of Enable Siri to remove the check mark.

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Step 4: Click the Disable Siri button to confirm that you wish to turn off Siri.

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Note that this will not affect the Siri settings on any of your other devices that use the same Apple ID or the same iCloud information. If you find later that you would prefer to have Siri available as an option, you can always return to this menu and re-enable it.

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