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How to Turn Off ‘Hey Siri’ on Your Mac: A Simple Guide

Step-by-Step: Disable 'Hey Siri' on Mac

Looking to have more control over your mac? In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn off ‘Hey Siri’ on your device, allowing you to enjoy greater privacy and minimize accidental activations of the feature.🔒🍎


Clicking the Apple Logo

Start by locating the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen. This logo is the gateway to many of your Mac’s settings.✨


Accessing System Preferences

From the dropdown menu that appears after clicking the Apple logo, choose ‘System Preferences’. This is where you can tweak a variety of settings to customize your Mac experience.💻


Navigating to Siri Settings

In the System Preferences window, find and select the ‘Siri’ option. This will take you to the settings specific to Siri.🗣️


Turning off ‘Hey Siri’

Now, look for a checkbox to the left of ‘Listen for ‘Hey Siri”. Uncheck this box to disable the ‘Hey Siri’ feature. Your Mac will no longer listen or respond when you say ‘Hey Siri’. This gives you ultimate control over when and how you use Siri.🔕

Conclusion: 🏁

And that’s it! You’ve successfully turned off ‘Hey Siri’ on your Mac. Remember, you can re-enable this feature at any time by revisiting the Siri settings in System Preferences. Now, you’re in full control of how and when your Mac listens for voice commands.👏🍎


Hey Siri’ is Apple’s voice command feature that allows users to activate Siri hands-free.

Hey Siri’ prompts your device to listen to Siri commands even without touching your device. With it, you can do tasks like setting alarms, playing music, or opening applications hands-free.

You can turn off ‘Hey Siri’ by going to System Preferences, then Siri, and unchecking the box that says ‘Listen for Hey Siri’.

Yes, you can reactivate ‘Hey Siri’ by checking the box that says ‘Listen for Hey Siri’ in the Siri settings in System Preferences.

No, turning off ‘Hey Siri’ only disables the voice activation feature. You can still use Siri by clicking on the Siri icon.

You might want to turn off ‘Hey Siri’ to save battery life, ensure privacy, or prevent accidental activation of Siri.

You can use Siri without ‘Hey Siri’ by clicking the Siri icon in the dock, in the menu bar, or using the Touch Bar on your Mac.

Macs with OS Mojave 10.14 or later and equipped with the T2 Security Chip support the ‘Hey Siri’ feature.

No, turning off ‘Hey Siri’ on your Mac will not affect your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

You can tell if ‘Hey Siri’ is turned off by going to Siri settings in System Preferences. If the box that says ‘Listen for Hey Siri’ is unchecked, then the feature is turned off.

Yes, the basic principle of ‘Hey Siri’ is the same. However, the specific features that Siri can control might vary based on the device.

Yes, ‘Hey Siri’ can be turned off from Siri’s section in System Preferences on Mac.

While ‘Hey Siri’ does consume some power as it needs to continuously listen for commands, the impact on battery life is typically minimal.

No, ‘Hey Siri’ is a voice command. However, there is a keyboard shortcut for Siri. You can use Command + Space.

No, turning off ‘Hey Siri’ doesn’t disable Siri. It just turns off the voice command feature. You can still use Siri by pressing the Siri icon.

You can customize Siri’s voice by going to System Preferences, then Siri and choosing from the options in the dropdown menu for Siri Voice.

Yes, you can still ask Siri questions by clicking on the Siri icon on your Mac, even if ‘Hey Siri’ is turned off.

‘Hey Siri’ can also be used on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, and HomePod.

Yes, you can turn off ‘Hey Siri’ on all compatible Apple devices from their respective settings.

If ‘Hey Siri’ isn’t working on your Mac, ensure you have the right settings, check your microphone, and ensure your Mac supports ‘Hey Siri’. If it still doesn’t work, you may want to contact Apple Support.

If your Mac is equipped with a T2 Security Chip, ‘Hey Siri’ can be used even when the system is in sleep mode.

Ensure your microphone is working properly, ‘Hey Siri’ is enabled in your settings, and that there isn’t too much background noise. You can also try to retrain Siri to recognize your voice.

‘Hey Siri’ works with most languages, but not all. You can check the supported languages in Siri settings in System Preferences.

Yes, ‘Hey Siri’ can open applications on your Mac. Simply say ‘Hey Siri, open [Application Name]’ and it should open the specified application.

Yes, you can dictate emails or messages to ‘Hey Siri’. She can also send the message or email for you, as long as you specify the recipient.

No, as of now, Apple does not provide an option to customize the ‘Hey Siri’ command.

Yes, ‘Hey Siri’ can be used to control HomeKit compatible smart devices through your Mac.

In most cases, ‘Hey Siri’ can differentiate between different voices to provide personalized responses. However, this might depend on the specific device and its settings.

Yes, ‘Hey Siri’ will still work even if your Mac is muted. However, you may not hear her responses.

Yes, you can use ‘Hey Siri’ while your Mac is locked. However, for certain tasks, you might be required to unlock your Mac first.