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How To Turn Off Siri on iPad

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Are you irritated with constantly repeating your tasks to Siri only to discover that it fails to comprehend them? Look no further because there are multiple ways to turn off Siri on your iPad.

Quick Answer

To disable Siri on your iPad, go to Settings > “Siri & Search”. Then, tap the “Listen for ‘Hey Siri'” and “Press Home (Side button) for Siri” toggles to turn them off. Tap “Turn Off Siri”.

This write-up will show you how to turn off Siri on your iPad with easy step-by-step instructions. We will also explain the process of deleting Siri and dictation history and turning off Siri location reminders on your device.

Turning Off Siri on iPad

If you are unaware of how to turn off Siri from your iPad, implementing our 5 easy-to-follow methods will assist you in completing this task.

Method #1: Permanently Turn Off Siri 

You can do the following steps on an iPad running iOS 11 or later versions to turn off Siri permanently.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Siri & Search”.
  3. Tap the “Listen for ‘Hey Siri'” and “Press Home (Side button) for Siri” toggles to turn them off.
  4. Confirm the above action by tapping on the “Turn Off Siri” option in the pop-up. 
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All Done!

Once you tap “Turn Off Siri”, you won’t be able to use it on your iPad unless you enable it again.

Method #2: Using iCloud 

You can prevent Siri from syncing its data to iCloud by following the below process.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Apple ID”.
  3. Select “iCloud”.
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  4. Move the toggle next to “Siri” to the on position.

Method #3: Disabling Siri Using the Spotlight Feature

 Do these steps if you want to disable Siri recommendations from your iPad’s Spotlight feature.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Siri & Search”.
  3. Toggle off “Show in App Library & Spotlight” under “SUGGESTIONS FROM APPLE”.
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Method #4: Disabling Siri From Apps 

Apple allows you to turn off Siri suggestion notifications for individual applications running on your iPad in the following way.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Siri & Search”.
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  3. Scroll and tap the app you want to stop showing you Siri notifications.
  4. Tap the buttons next to the “Suggested Notifications”, “Suggest App”, and “Show on Home Screen” switches to turn them off. 
Great Work!

Once you have turned off Siri for an application, you will no longer receive suggestions related to that app. 

Method #5: Turning Off Siri Notifications 

You can prevent Siri from announcing notifications on your iPad by disabling the Allow Notifications options in the following way.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Notifications”.
  3. Tap “Siri’s Suggestions”.
  4. Toggle off “Allow Notifications”.
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Alternate Steps

There is another way to disable Siri notifications. To do this, navigate to Settings > “Siri & Search” on your iPad, and tap the switch next to “Announce Notifications” to turn it off.

Deleting Siri and Dictation History on iPad

To completely erase Siri and its dictation history, follow the below steps.

  1. Tap“Settings.
  2. Tap “Siri & Search”.
  3. Tap “Siri & Dictation History”.
  4. Tap “Delete Siri & Dictation History”.
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Keep in Mind

Although enabling “Delete Siri & Dictation History” on your iPad will remove the history on your device, Apple would still have access to your data.

Turning Off Siri Location Reminders on iPad

You can switch off Siri location reminders on your iPad by doing the steps mentioned below.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “Reminders”.
  3. Select “Location” under the “ALLOW REMINDERS TO ACCESS” section and tap “Never”.
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Summary

In this guide on how to turn off Siri on iPad, we have explored multiple methods you can use to disable the virtual assistant on your device. We have also looked into the process of deleting Siri and dictation history and turning off Siri location reminders.

Hopefully, you can now travel without hearing the Siri voice on your iPad every once in a while.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages does Siri speak?

Siri is fluent in 21 languages such as English, Arabic, Russian, German, Swedish, and French. Although Siri can recognize multiple languages, it cannot simultaneously respond to a query made in two languages.

Is Siri available for visually impaired users?

Siri can utilize its voice commands to make the iPad user-friendly for visually impaired users in routine tasks. To ensure it is activated, go to Settings > “Siri & Search” and tap the “Listen for Hey Siri” toggle to turn it on.

What are the alternatives to Siri?

Since Siri is not compatible with most home devices due to lack of function, you can use other virtual assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa on your iPad.

Does Siri collect your private information?

Yes. Siri gathers and records highly confidential user information, which Apple saves for as long as 2 years. Lack of privacy is the most common reason users turn off Siri on their Apple devices.

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