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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.

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How to Disable Press and Hold to Speak to Siri on iPhone or iPad

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.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7

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Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone 7 Plus Settings

Step #3. You need to scroll down a bit and tap on Home Button.

Tap on Home Button in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Step #4. You should see a new section named “PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK.” Select Off.

Turn Off Press and Hold to Speak to Siri on iPhone and iPad

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.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone 7 Plus Settings

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Home Button.

Tap on Home Button in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Under “PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK,” you have to select Voice Control.

Enable Voice Control Using Home Button on iPhone and iPad

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.

iOS 10.2 features some important features like Single Sign-On, Emergency SOS, Preserve Camera Settings etc.

With iOS 10, Siri has become more competent than ever before. You can customize the personal assistant as per your need. It can also let you send money and take photo or video on your iPhone.

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