How to Stop iPhone X Side Button from Unintentionally Activating Siri

Do you unintentionally activate Siri on your iPhone X by pressing and holding the side button? I have also been in such situations quite a few times. Luckily, there is a way to prevent the side button from invoking Siri on iPhone X and easily get out of the mess!

Many a time, I inadvertently activate Siri on my iPhone X by pressing and holding the side button. Hence, I prefer using only voice to invoke the personal assistant. Apart from fixing this little mess, the trick also allows me to slightly lessen the burden of the button. If you are also in the same boat as mine, stop the side button from accidentally activating Siri on your iPhone X.

At any time you may want to return to the default option, you will be able to do it without any hassle. Jump over to this hands-on guide to find how it works:

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How to Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

How to Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone X

Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility in iPhone X Settings

Step #3. Next up, scroll down and tap on Side Button.

Tap on Side Button in iPhone X Accessibility Settings

Step #4. Under Press and Hold to Speak, select Off.

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Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

That’s it!

Henceforth, the personal assistant won’t be triggered whenever you press and hold the side button on your iPhone.

If you ever want it back, follow the same steps and select Siri in the end.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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