Whenever I have to use Siri, I activate it using my voice. I find it better than pressing and holding the Home button to trigger the personal assistant. At times, I accidentally activate Siri while using iPhone. Does it happen with you as well?
With iOS 10.2, you can disable the option to press Home button to activate Siri. Moreover, you can choose to activate “Voice Control” and not Siri by pressing and holding the Home button. Here is how you can get it done.
How to Disable Press and Hold to Speak to Siri on iPhone and iPad
Note: Make sure your iOS device is updated to iOS 10.2.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on General.
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. You need to scroll down a bit and tap on Home Button.
Step #4. You should see a new section named “PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK.” Select Off.
How to Activate “Voice Control” Using Home Button on iPhone and iPad
There is no denying that Siri is far more versatile and useful than the old “Voice Control.” But, if you want to use it instead of the personal assistant, you can activate it using the Home button.
Step #1. Open Settings app → General.
Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Home Button.
Step #4. Under “PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK,” you have to select Voice Control.
That’s it! From now, if you press and hold the Home button of your iOS device, Voice Control will be triggered instead of Siri.
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