After widespread criticism of tapping Siri conversations for ratings, Apple has taken the matter maturely. After introducing a clear way to delete Siri and Dictation across iDevices, including Mac and iPhone/iPad, the tech giant no longer automatically enrolls consumers in its voice rating program without their approval. Also, users can disable Siri voice recordings on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV whenever and wherever they want. If you have joined the program but now want to opt out due to privacy concerns, let me guide you!
Stop Sharing Siri Voice Recordings on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV
What is the Catch and What is the Trade Value?
While everything about this move may sound clear, there is one point to keep in mind. What’s this? Well, you need to disable Improve Siri and Dictation on each of your iDevices (or wherever you use Apple’s virtual assistant). Note that disabling this feature may affect your user experience, as the personal assistant needs some data to provide accurate results.
Apple only stores a small portion of the audio recordings to power Siri and dictation. They associate it with a random identifier to protect private data. And when the audio grading is done, six months later they separate the data from the random identifier. While the explanation from Apple seems credible, if you think the trade-off is worth it, continue with the steps below.
Note: Make sure your iDevices are running the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS respectively.
Ending Siri Voice Recordings on iPhone and iPad
1. Go to: Settings apply and choose Privacy.
2. Now scroll down and tap on it. Analytics and Improvements.
3. Disable the switch next to it. Improve Siri and Dictation.
Stop Sharing Siri Recordings on Apple Watch
Unlike iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple doesn’t offer a surefire way to stop sharing Siri audio recordings. However, there is a workaround that can prevent Apple from storing your Siri voice recordings for grading.
1. Get in Settings The app on your Apple Watch > Privacy > Analytics.
2. Now, your keys Share iPhone and Watch Analytics and Share iCloud Analytics is closed.
Disable Siri and Dictation Sharing on Mac
1. click apple menu Select in the upper left corner of the screen and System Preferences.
2. Now, click Security.
3. Next, select Analytics and Improvements in the left sidebar.
Note: Make sure the Privacy tab is selected if it is not already selected.
4. Finally, uncheck the box. Improve Siri and Dictation.
Quitting Siri Voice Recordings on Apple TV
Disabling Siri voice recording on Apple TV is almost the same. you need to open first Settings app Select on your Apple TV and General. Now, choose Privacy and then click Improve Siri and Dictation. click Improve Siri and Dictation again and make sure it’s turned off.
Stop Sharing Your Private Siri Recordings with Apple…
So this is the right way to prevent Apple from collecting your Siri voice recordings from iDevices. While I’m quite happy with the way Apple has handled the data rating issue, I wish the tech giant offered a single switch to disable audio sharing between devices synced to the same Apple ID. This could not only further enhance the seamless experience, but also improve security and privacy.