Amid all the controversy over the recordings of your conversations with Siri, Apple has decided to change the way it listens to its users’ conversations and has canceled its so-called quality control program. In future updates, we can decide whether or not we want Apple to access these conversations, but the best thing you can do now is to eliminate the possible recordings that the company may have.
From Appleinsider they have contacted Apple and have confirmed a simple method to eliminate Siri recordings. We do not have to install profiles or anything similar, we can do it from our own iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Delete your Siri recordings on iOS
- We go to the Settings app of the iPhone or iPad.
- Click on Siri and Search.
- We deactivate Activate when you hear “Hey Siri”.
- Deactivate Press the side button to open Siri.
- An Apple sign will appear asking if you want to deactivate Siri, click on Deactivate.
- Now we go back to the Settings and go to General and then press on Keyboard.
- We deactivate Activate Dictation.
Now all possible Siri recordings that Apple had of your device will have been removed, you can re-activate Siri and dictation. In theory, Apple could now collect these recordings again, but since they have stopped storing them, they will no longer be saved.
Delete your Siri macOS recordings
- Go to System Preferences.
- Click on Siri.
- Deactivate Activate “Consult Siri”.
- Go back to System Preferences and click on Dictation.
- Turn off Dictation.
With these simple steps, we can eliminate any recording that Apple may have of our 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.
You should do this on each device since recordings are stored by device and not by Apple ID or iCloud account. Apparently, no adjustment is necessary on the Apple Watch and HomePod.