Can you disable the 'Phone' Voice Activated feature?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by dantastic, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. dantastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    When my phone doesn't understand what I say it decides to phone a random contact, preferably someone I haven't spoken to in years. Is there a way of just disallowing the voice activated assistant from phoning people? I know I can disable Siri but that still doesn't disable the voice activated commands.

    I have stopped using Siri because of all the times she has phoned people when I just asked to play some music.
  2. Superspeed500 macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2013
    • Enable Siri.
    • Disable "Hey, Siri".
    • Disable Siri from lockscreen.

    That works for me. Disabling Siri enables something called voice controll for some stupid reason. Voice controll is hopeless pice of software that doesn't know what to do.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    iOS 10.2 now has an option to disable even Voice Control from Settings > General > Accessibilty > Home Button (and prior to iOS 10.2 there are some workarounds that can essentially do the same thing). That's in addition to being able to separately disable those things on the lock screen.
  4. dantastic thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    Thing is I'd like part of it. Like being able to tell it to start playing music. The problem is when the phone doesn't understand me it defaults to phoning a friend. I just want to turn off the phoning capabilities and leave the other stuff working.
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Spend some time using Siri. It learns and becomes more accurate over time
  6. Gabrielanicolao macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2016
    You can do this simply by following these steps.

    You can turn off the Voice Dial feature:
    Settings->General->Passcode Lock->Voice Dial.
  7. dantastic thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    That does the trick nicely! thanks!

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