Voice control is a handy accessibility feature for iPhones and iPads that lets users speak commands to their devices. It’s a great way to help people with limited dexterity or mobility do things like navigate their iPhones or access web pages.
However, if you’ve accidentally activated voice control or Siri on your iPhone 11 and you don’t want it to do so, it’s very simple to turn it off.
How to Turn Off Voice Control
Voice control has become a very convenient feature that has simplified many tasks on an iPhone. You can easily compose an email, dial your contacts, set reminders, and more by simply dictating your commands to Siri. However, some people are not fond of voice control and want to turn it off on their iPhone 11 or other devices.
Luckily, turning off voice control on your iphone is very simple. All you need to do is tap the Accessibility button in the top-left corner of the screen.
Once you are on the Accessibility menu, scroll down to the Physical and Motor section. You will see an option called “Side Button.”
If you have an iPhone X or later, this button is enabled by default. On older models, you can still disable it by tapping the Home Button instead.
Under “Press and hold to speak,” you can select whether pressing the Side Button activates Siri or Voice Control. Once you have chosen that, click Off to disable both of them simultaneously.
Another method of disabling voice control is to reset your iOS software. This can be done via the iTunes or iCloud backup of your device, though it may lead to data loss.
This reset also forces your phone to require a passcode when you lock it, which is a good security measure. It also prevents pocket calls from launching when you press the Home button.
You can find the above-mentioned settings in your Settings app. If you are on an earlier version of the OS, you can find them in the General section of your Settings app.
After you’ve resetting your iPhone, try enabling Siri and Voice Control again. If you don’t have a password, enter your Screen Time passcode in the settings.
If you still have issues with Siri and Voice Control, it might be time to jailbreak your device. Jailbreaking your iPhone allows you to change a lot of the hardware and software on your smartphone, and it can be very useful for certain purposes.
Why Is Voice Control Launching on Its Own?
Voice Control is a new accessibility feature that lets you control your iPhone and iPad by speaking commands. It’s a fantastic boon for people with mobility limitations, as well as anyone who just enjoys a hands-free way to navigate and operate their iOS devices.
Using Voice Control is easy, and can help you get the most out of your device. You can use it to open apps, search the web, adjust settings, and even dictate text on your iOS device.
One of the most interesting things about Voice Control is that you can customize it with custom commands. This allows you to create your own command phrases and activate them with a tap or swipe. You can also choose to disable certain commands, or turn them on again if you want to use them again.
When you first enable Voice Control, a screen will pop up to show you the various ways you can use it on your iPhone or iPad. You can change your language, add a word to the Voice Control dictionary through Vocabulary, opt to show visual confirmation or play a sound when you speak a command, show hints, overlay a grid with names or numbers, and allow Voice Control to wake up when you look at your phone and go to sleep when you look away (Figure I).
You can even use continuous overlay features that will display a grid of numbers on your iPhone or iPad so you can section off your screen into numbered sections. This can be a bit disruptive, but it’s a great way to quickly input commands without having to use your hands.
What Can I Do About It?
Voice control is a handy feature that has helped many people perform a variety of tasks faster, easier, and more conveniently than ever before. However, not everyone uses it or appreciates it – and for this reason, it can be a good idea to turn it off from time to time.
If you want to turn off voice control, there are a few simple steps that you can take to do so. The process is relatively straightforward, though it may differ slightly depending on the model of your iPhone.
First, you must be sure that you have the latest version of iOS installed on your device. If you’re not sure which version your phone is running, you can check its status by launching the Settings app and selecting General.
Next, you’ll need to open the Accessibility section of the settings menu. This will let you access the buttons that are used to trigger voice control on different iPhone models.
Once you’ve opened the button list, you should see a category called “Press and Hold to Speak.” Tap that and select “Off.” That will prevent voice control from launching when you press and hold your Home or Side button.
After you’ve done that, you’ll be able to turn it back on later if you want. It’s important to note that turning it off will also disable Siri, so make sure you choose carefully if you do want to use either one.
If you’re having trouble getting voice control to work, it’s worth taking a closer look at your Wi-Fi and cellular data connections. You’ll need a stable connection to download the necessary files for voice control to work correctly.
The Final Words
There are a lot of cool features in iOS 11 including a voice control system that lets you do all sorts of cool things with your iPhone’s microphone. But like a coin, it has its ups and downs. If you’re not a fan of using voice commands, you might be wondering how to turn off the nifty little feature on your iPhone.
The first step in the process is to tap the iPhone’s home button and then the Side button (depending on the model you have). After that, you will see a menu of options. In the top left corner, you will see a switch that says “Press and Hold to Speak.”
Now, the iPhone 11’s slickest feature is that you can now choose whether or not to summon Siri, the classic voice control system, or nothing at all when you press the side button. You can even change your mind later on if you change your mind.