What is Voice Dial + How to Turn It Off on iPhone

When you allow Siri to be accessed from your Lock screen, you may want to consider what Siri is capable of doing without unlocking your device. For example, let’s say you’re in a room with multiple other people. If one of them were to activate Siri when you have Voice Dial turned on, they could tell Siri to call someone without needing your passcode. But if you have Voice Dial turned off, Siri won’t make the call until you enter your iPhone’s passcode. This may or may not be important to you, but it’s good to know what can and cannot be accessed from Lock screen. Here’s how to turn Voice Dial off on iPhone.

Related: How To Redial a Phone Number on Your iPhone

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Do you prefer the ease of being able to simply say, “Hey Siri, call Mom,” or do you prefer the security of only you being able to tell Siri to call your mom? Turn Voice Dial off if security is most important to you. Here’s how:

How to Turn Voice Dial Off on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app.

  • Tap Touch ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode.

  • Scroll down to Voice Dial. Toggle it off.

If you prefer the ease of being able to make calls without unlocking your iPhone, turn Voice Dial on.


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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.