Delete Siri and Dictation History on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, and HomePod [A Complete Guide]

After receiving flak from all corners for secretly listening to private Siri conversations, Apple seems to have learned from the mistake – for the better. If disabling the automatic participation in the Siri audio grading program is appreciable, the introduction of a straightforward way to delete Siri history across iDevices including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, Apple TV, and Mac is worth taking note of. If you aren’t aware of how it works, follow along to discover how you can eliminate your personal Siri recordings!

How to Delete Siri History on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Apple TV, and HomePod

A Little Sneak Peek into Siri Audio-Grading Controversy

In the aftermath of the sensational report stating how hired contractors listened to Siri voice recordings, Apple immediately suspended the Siri audio grading program.. Then, the Cupertino-based company came with a detailed explanation saying it only retains a small subset of requests to improve the virtual assistant.

To offer the needed privacy to users’ data, the request history is associated with a random identifier for up to six months. After six months, the company dissociates the request history from the random identifier and might keep it for two years (or more) to enhance Siri, Dictation, and other language processing features like Voice Control. Now that you are familiar with the Siri audio-grading controversy (briefly), let me walk you through the steps!

Eliminate Siri Conversation History on iPhone and iPad

iPhone and iPad are handy tools to use Siri, and therefore, there might be a lot of historical data to delete. However, before you get rid of Siri and dictation history, make sure both your devices are running iOS 13.2 or later and iPadOS 13.2 or later. Then follow this tutorial to erase the history of Apple’s smart assistant.

Wipe Out Siri Recordings on Apple Watch

Be sure your Apple Watch is running watchOS 6.1 or later.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch and choose Siri.

Select Siri in Settings app on Apple Watch (1)Step #2. Now, tap on Siri & Dictation History and hit Delete Siri & Dictation History.

Tap on Siri and Dictation History to Delete on Apple Watch

Clean Up Siri History on Mac

Be sure your Mac is running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later.

Step #1. On your Mac, open System Preferences and choose Siri.

Step #2. Now, click on Delete Siri & Dictation History and confirm.

Delete Siri History on Apple TV

Make sure your Apple TV is running tvOS 13.2 or later.

Step #1. On your Apple TV, launch the Settings app and choose General.

Step #2. Next, tap on Siri History and hit Delete Siri & Dictation History.

Delete Siri and Dictation History on HomePod

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad and head over to the HomePod settings.

Step #2. Now, tap on Siri History and hit Delete Siri History.

That’s all there is to it!

Good to See How Well Apple Has Addressed the Whole Issue…

Probably what separates Apple from other tech titans is the prompt action against errors. Whether it’s FaceTime privacy bug that enabled users to listen in on remote devices’ microphone audio even before the recipients could answer the calls or this audio-grading saga, the tech giant rectifies the shortcomings sooner than later. That’s presumably the reason why consumers trust Apple more than other tech giants.

As we are talking about privacy, I would recommend you to check out this comprehensive guide about enhancing security and privacy on iPhone and iPad. Besides, you might also want to have a glance at the following posts:

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