Amid all the controversy over recording your conversations with Siri, Apple has decided to change the way it listens to its users’ conversations and canceled its so-called quality control program. In future updates we can decide for ourselves whether or not we want Apple to be able to access these conversations, but the best thing you can do now is delete all your Siri recordings that the company may have.
It has been confirmed that you can erase all of your Siri recordings that Apple might have on their servers. Appleinsider has since contacted Apple and confirmed a simple method to delete these Siri recordings. You don’t have to install profiles or anything like that, you can do it from your own iPhone, iPad or Mac.
How to Delete Siri Recordings on iPhone/iPad
Follow the the below step-by-step instruction to delete Siri recordings using your iPhone or iPad from the Apple’s server.
- Open “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap “Siri and Search“.
- Deactivate Listen for “Hey Siri“.
- Turn off “Press the side button to open Siri“.
- A pop up box will appear asking if you want to turn of Siri, tap “Turn Off Siri“.
- Now we go back to the “Settings” and go to “General“.
- And, then click on “Keyboard“.
- Swipe the green bar to the left to turn off “Enable Dictation“.
- Confirm the request by tapping “Turn of Dictation“.
Now all possible Siri recordings that Apple had from your iPhone/iPad will have been removed, you can turn Siri and dictation back on. In theory now Apple could re-collect these recordings, but since they have stopped storing them they will no longer be saved.
How to Delete Siri Recordings on Mac OS
To delete siri recodings of conversations that Apple might have from your Mac follow the below instructions.
- Go to “System Preferences” from the Apple Menu.
- Select “Siri“.
- Turn off “Enable Ask Siri“.
- Go back to “System Preferences” and click on “Dictation“.
- Turn off “Dictation“.
With these simple steps you can delete any recordings that Apple might have from your conversations with Siri. Although the company ensures that the number of saved recordings is very small and that it most likely does not have any stored.
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You’ll need to do this on each device as recordings are stored by device and not by Apple ID or iCloud account. No action is apparently required to delete Siri recordings on your Apple Watch and HomePod.