How to Turn Off Voice Control on Any iPhone

You can adjust your iPhone's Home or Side button settings to use Siri or Classic Voice Control, or turn it off altogether.

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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

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 is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.