Apple has given more emphasis on privacy and ensured your personal data remains secure with end-to-end encryption. Though the virtual assistant is always listening, your audio is not recorded until it hears the phrase–“Hey Siri.” But if you want to have more privacy during the personal conversation, you can choose to turn off “Hey Siri” on your HomePod.

There are three simple ways you can disable Siri on the smart speaker. Let’s find out how it’s done!

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How to Disable Hey Siri on HomePod

How to Turn Off Hey Siri on HomePod

Quick links:

Turn Off Siri On HomePod Using Your Voice

Step #1. Just say, “Hey Siri, stop listening.”

Step #2. The personal assistant will ask you to confirm, say “Yes.”

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Turn On Siri on HomePod using Your Voice

Step #1. Simply tap on the center of your HomePod display.

Step #2. Now, say, “Hey Siri, start listening.”

Just in case you don’t want to use your voice, you can disable Siri from the Home app on your iOS device.

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Turn Off Siri on HomePod Using Home App on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on Rooms tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step #3. Next, head over to the room that contains your smart speaker.

Step #4. Next up, you need to long press on the HomePod icon.

Step #5. Up next, tap on Details and then turn off the switch next to “Listen for Hey Siri.”

Turn On Hey Siri on HomePod using Home App on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device → tap on Rooms tab → go to the room which contains the speaker → firmly press on the HomePod icon → tap on Details.

Step #2. Finally, turn on the switch next to “Listen for Hey Siri.”

Turn Off Touch-and-Hold for Siri on HomePod

And if you don’t want to use your voice or the Home app, there is another way to turn off/on Hey Siri on the speaker just by touching and holding the screen on top of the speaker.

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device → tap on Rooms tab → go to the room which contains the speaker → firmly press on the HomePod icon → tap on Details.

Step #2. Now, you need to turn on the switch next to Touch and Hold for Siri.

And that’s all there is to it!

Have your say

Siri may not be at par with Alexa or Google Assistant at least for now. But I’m sure Apple is soon going to enhance its skill and make it more competitive. What’s your thought about it and which is your favorite virtual assistant?

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