How to Turn Off Voice Control on an iPhone 11

Your iPhone has a voice assistant called Siri that can help you to perform certain actions with your voice.

But even if Siri is turned off, it’s still possible that your iPhone can accept voice commands. This is because of a separate feature called Voice Control.

Voice Control can either be activated at all times on the device, or it can be configured to turn on when you press and hold down the side button.

Voice Control can be helpful if it’s something that you actually want to use, but it can be a bit of an annoyance if you find that it is turning on accidentally.

Our guide below will show you how to turn off Voice Control on an iPhone 11 by changing settings on a couple of menus.

How to Turn Off iPhone Voice Control

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Choose Voice Control.
  4. Turn off Voice Control, then tap Accessibility.
  5. Select Side Button.
  6. Tap Off under Press and Hold to Speak.

Our article continues below with more information on turning off voice control on the iPhone, as well as pictures of these steps.

How to Disable Voice Control on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6. These steps will also work on other iPhone models, and will also work in newer iOS versions such as iOS 14.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Choose the Accessibility option.

open the Accessibility menu

Step 3: Touch the Voice Control option.

select the Voice Control option

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Voice Control to turn it off, then tap the Accessibility button at the top-left.

how to turn off voice control on an iPhone 11

Step 5: Select the Side Button option.

select the Side Button option

Step 6: Tap the Off option under Press and Hold to Speak.

how to turn off voice control via the side button

Now Voice Control should be turned off on your iPhone 11, and you won’t be able to activate it by holding down the side button, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Note that Voice Control is a different feature than Siri, so it’s possible that Siri is still enabled on the device. You can adjust the Siri setting on your iPhone by going to Settings > Siri and Search > then adjusting the options on that menu.

Voice Control can always be re-enabled by returning to the Voice Control menu and turning the option back on.

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