How to Turn Off Voice Control on Any iPhone

* This article is from our Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

You can summon Siri, use Voice Control, or turn off the voice assistant feature paired to your iPhone's Home or Side button with this tip. Here's how to change iPhone Voice Control settings on your iPhone.

Related: How to Turn on Voice Control on the iPhone

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We've already gone over how to turn off Voice Dial, how to use Siri, and how to turn off Siri on your iPhone. For more great Siri and Voice Control tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to turn off Voice Control.

  1. Open the Settings app.

    iphone settings app
  2. Tap Accessibility.

    tap accessibility
  3. Tap Side Button.

    tap side button
  4. Tap SiriClassic Voice Control, or Off to decide if you'll summon Siri, Classic Voice Control, or nothing when you press and hold the Side button.

    press and hold to speak options
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.