Why Does Siri Keep Opening When I Press the Home Button?

There are some things that can happen on your iPhone when you press or hold certain buttons in certain scenarios. One of these scenarios involves the Siri feature on your device from opening if you press the Home button for too long.

Siri can be a very useful part of your iPhone, but it can be frustrating when you keep launching Siri when you don’t mean to.

This is occurring because of a setting on your device that causes Siri to open when you press and hold the Home button.

If you don’t use Siri very often and would like to stop this from happening, you can continue with the steps below.

How to Stop Siri from Opening When You Press the Home Button

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. By completing these steps, you will be turning off the ability to launch Siri by pressing and holding your Home button.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Siri & Search option.

open siri and search

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Press Home for Siri.

press home for siri

Step 4: Press the Turn Off Siri button at the bottom of the screen to turn it off.

why does siri keep opening when i press the home button

Now that you know why Siri keeps opening when you press the Home button and what you can do to prevent that, you can eliminate many of the frustrations that arise due to unexpected Siri appearances.

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