Silence Siri Voice Feedback On iPhone Using Mute Switch – How To

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 23, 2015
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Here’s how you can use the iPhone mute switch to silence Siri voice feedback on the fly.

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If you’re a frequent user of Siri, then you know already that the voice assistant from Cupertino loves to be vocal whether your iPhone is silent or not. That’s actually the default behavior set by Apple in iOS, and did you know that you can change that to your liking? For instance, you can utilize the iPhone’s hardware mute switch to silence Siri when the need arises, and we’ll show you how you can do just that in a few simple steps.

Silence Siri Feedback On iPhone Using Mute Switch

Assuming that you have Siri enabled on your device (Settings > General > Siri) let’s dive right into the process.

1. Launch the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen.

2. Now tap on ‘General.’

3. Tap on ‘Siri.’

4. Look for an option labelled ‘Voice Feedback’ and tap on it.

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5. Once inside ‘Voice Feedback,’ select the ‘Control with Ring Switch’ option.

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That’s it, you’re done. The next time you launch Siri with the mute switch toggled on, you’ll notice that the voice assistant won’t give you audible feedback. If you want to go back and make things how they were (audible despite being silent or not) then follow the above steps again and select ‘Always On’ instead of ‘Control with Ring Switch.’

While audible feedback is extremely handy especially when you’re using a voice assistant like Siri, but at times, you’d want to silence things a little to maintain some privacy, or for any other reason. In fact, this feature is extremely handy when you’re sitting in a lecture hall and want to utilize the power of Siri to solve something.

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Apple’s voice assistant is packed with a lot of great features which are waiting to be discovered, and with every release of iOS, the Cupertino company boosts the credentials of Siri in every corner possible. If you’re new to using Siri, then we highly recommend that you start to utilize it. And if you’re not aware, Siri can do things like dialing emergency service numbers, dial a phone number on speakerphone and a lot more, making our lives a tad bit better than it already is. And then there’s ‘Hey Siri’ to use your iPhone hands free. We can go on and on but we’ll leave it for our readers to discover what Siri is capable of doing.

Found today’s tip useful? Then don’t forget to let us know about it in the comments section below. And also share with us how you use Siri on your iPhone.

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