After the reports of leaked private Siri recordings, Apple has taken good steps for addressing the controversy. Apple now allows users to disable Siri in iCloud and delete it’s learning data. Besides that, you can also delete Siri and Dictation history across all your iDevices.
Apple is now also allowing users to opt-out of the audio recording program. But all those data sharing settings are enabled by default and unaware users won’t know who to disable them. So, in this tutorial we are going to explain how to turn off Siri in iCloud and delete everything that Siri has learned.
Turn Off Siri in iCloud and Delete What Siri has Learnt
Please note that turning off Siri in the iCloud doesn’t turn it off on your iDevice. It means that you can use Siri on your Apple device without any problems. But Siri’s learnings will be limited to individual device and it won’t transfer data between devices.
Also Siri won’t be able to recommend things based on learning on your other devices. But disabling Siri in iCloud helps you in protecting your privacy. Let’s go through the steps one by one.
A) Disable Siri in iCloud
We will start with disabling Siri in iCloud and after that, we will delete learning data of Siri. So, follow these steps.
Step 1: Go to iCloud Settings on iPhone
First of all, open Settings on your iPhone or iPad. There, tap on your Apple Account or Apple ID. In your Apple ID settings, tap on iCloud.
Step 2: Disable Siri in iCloud Settings
In iCloud settings, scroll down and disable the switch next to Siri. After this, Siri won’t sync your learning with iCloud.
B) Delete Siri Learning Data from iCloud
Now that, we have disabled Siri in iCloud, it’s time to delete the learning data of Siri. So, follow these steps.
Step 1: Open ‘Manage Storage’ Settings
Now, in iCloud settings, scroll to the top. Here, tap on Manage Storage right below iCloud storage option. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on Siri.
Step 2: Disable Siri and Delete Learning Data from iCloud
On the next page, you will see option to Disable & Delete Siri learning in iCloud. Tap on Disable & Delete. You will see a popup at the bottom, tap on Disable & Delete again to confirm your action.
Now, Siri will be turned off in iCloud and learning data will be deleted from iCloud. Also, the learning of Siri will be limited to individual device. However, you can always revert the settings by following same tutorial. Just go to the same settings and then turn on Siri in the iCloud.
Turn off Siri in iCloud on Your iPhone and iPad
With daily updating privacy policies of tech giants, it’s your own responsibility to protect your privacy. Always be cautious about what you share with online services like Facebook and Google. Above tutorial explained how you can easily disable Siri in iCloud and delete it’s learning data.
Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your queries and suggestions in the comment section down below. You may also consider removing third-party app access from Google and Facebook to protect your privacy.