iOS 17: How to Turn Off Siri on Your iPhone Easily

Turning off Siri on your iPhone is a straightforward process. You just need to navigate to the Settings app, find Siri & Search, and then toggle off the switches for “Listen for ‘Hey Siri’,” “Press Side Button for Siri,” and “Allow Siri When Locked.” After you’ve done this, Siri will be completely disabled on your iPhone.

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Step by Step Tutorial: Turning Off Siri on iPhone

Before we dive into the steps, let’s clarify what we’re about to do. By turning off Siri, you’re disabling the voice assistant feature on your iPhone. This means you won’t be able to use voice commands to make calls, send texts, or ask for information. But don’t worry, you can always turn it back on if you miss Siri’s helpful voice.

Step 1: Open Settings

Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
The Settings app is typically found on your home screen and has a gear icon. It’s where you go to tweak pretty much anything on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll to Siri & Search

Scroll down and tap on “Siri & Search.”
“Siri & Search” is where all the settings related to Siri are housed.

Step 3: Toggle off “Listen for ‘Hey Siri'”

Switch off the toggle next to “Listen for ‘Hey Siri’.”
This stops Siri from activating when you say “Hey Siri.”

Step 4: Toggle off “Press Side Button for Siri”

Switch off the toggle next to “Press Side Button for Siri.”
This prevents Siri from activating when you press and hold the side button on your iPhone.

Step 5: Toggle off “Allow Siri When Locked”

Switch off the toggle next to “Allow Siri When Locked.”
This stops Siri from being used when your iPhone is locked.

Once you complete these steps, Siri will be turned off on your iPhone. You won’t be able to activate Siri by voice or by pressing the side button. If you change your mind, just follow the same steps and toggle the switches back on.

Tips for Managing Siri on iPhone

  • If you only want to disable Siri partially, you can choose to only turn off the “Listen for ‘Hey Siri'” or “Press Side Button for Siri” options.
  • You can customize Siri’s responses and feedback from the same “Siri & Search” settings.
  • If you’re worried about accidental Siri activations, turning off “Allow Siri When Locked” can be a good middle ground.
  • Remember that turning off Siri will also disable dictation. If you rely on voice-to-text, you may want to consider this before turning Siri off.
  • If you have other Apple devices like an iPad or a HomePod, you’ll need to disable Siri on those devices individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I still be able to use voice commands if I turn off Siri on my iPhone?

No, turning off Siri will disable the voice command feature on your iPhone.

Can I turn Siri back on after I’ve turned it off?

Yes, you can turn Siri back on at any time by following the same steps and toggling the switches to the on position.

Will turning off Siri improve my iPhone’s battery life?

Disabling Siri might have a minor impact on extending your iPhone’s battery life since it’s one less feature running in the background.

Can I still use Siri on my Apple Watch if I turn it off on my iPhone?

Yes, Siri settings on your iPhone are separate from those on your Apple Watch, so you can still use it there.

Does turning off Siri affect Apple’s voice control feature?

Voice Control is a different feature that allows you to control your iPhone using voice commands. Turning off Siri doesn’t affect Voice Control.


  1. Open Settings
  2. Scroll to Siri & Search
  3. Toggle off “Listen for ‘Hey Siri'”
  4. Toggle off “Press Side Button for Siri”
  5. Toggle off “Allow Siri When Locked”


Congratulations, you’ve just learned how to turn off Siri on iPhone! Whether you’re doing it for privacy reasons, to save battery, or just because you don’t use the feature, the choice is now in your hands. Remember, Siri is there to make life easier, but it’s not for everyone. If you decide you miss the convenience, turning Siri back on is just as simple. Technology is all about customization, and iOS 17 gives you the power to use your iPhone exactly how you want. Keep playing around with your settings, and you’ll find the perfect setup for your needs. Happy customizing!

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