How to Deactivate “Hey Siri”

Siri is a helpful tool that assists millions of people a day with sending text messages, answering questions, finding directions, setting reminders and much more.  There is even a feature on the iPhone that if your phone is on the table and you say “Hey Siri”, that the phone will be activated and Siri will respond.  This is a nice feature, but here is why some people (including myself) deactivated this option.

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On more than one occasion, I tried the feature “Hey Siri” and she did not respond.  On other occasions, I didn’t even say “Hey Siri”, but was talking on my work phone and Siri was recording the entire conversation and then would reply “I don’t understand…..”.  This is incredibly annoying especially if I’m on the phone and Siri is talking at the same time.

Don’t get me wrong, Siri is an excellent feature on the iPhone and I still utilize her often, but here is how to deactivate the setting if your interested.

  1. Settings
  2. Siri
  3. Allow “Hey Siri” (Use the slide button to turn off)

 

 

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