How to turn off ALL iphone mics?

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  1. carriggt macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I would like to completely turn of ALL internal and external microphones of my iPhone 6S. I am running iOS 9.0.1.

    Is there ANY possible way to do this? I have a broken microphone on my Bose headphones cord which I tried inserting into the phone. You would think this would work. The phone would default to the broken external mic as it usually does when plugging in headphones, and no sound would result. However it does not work, and the iPhone does not default.


    I'm looking for any solution here...preferably one that doesn't involve physically breaking the phone though...


    iPhone 6s, iOS 9.0.1
     
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    if you want a burner phone buy a nokia brick.
     
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    I don't know how true it is, but I have read even that is not 100% full-proof.
     
  7. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    They have other mics planted everywhere you go. There are others hidden in your recent purchases. There is nowhere to hide. Be very careful.
     
  8. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    They watch through the cameras too, and watched you put the electrical tape over them. But you missed two cameras!
     
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    Put the whole device in a sealed box made of 6" lead walls.
     
  10. carriggt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ummm.... any other ways? I'm essentially looking to prevent Siri from providing voice feedback when headphones are PLUGGED IN. I want to hear the siri beep still, but not feedback.

    Hence why I'd like to disable the mics, so she cannot pickup audio and respond. Sound will still be played through the headphones though.
     
  11. carriggt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And also, a burner isn't a bad idea as long as it's real real cheap. Could I buy a burner and break the front mic thereby disabling audio coming into Siri? Anyone know of a place to get real real cheap iPhone? Can be any old version of the phone.
     
  12. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Go watch the wire if you want an in depth report on how to manage your drug deals with emerging technology.
     
  13. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    An iPhone? that's real real cheap? and can also run Siri?

    I bet that guy in the Walmart parking lot that sells "iPhoneys" out of his car will sell you a cheap burner... :D
     
  14. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    This is one of those threads where I have no clue what's going on.

    What does OP want and why?
     
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    Unfortunately, otherwise intelligent people here and across the blogosphere don't seem to care about privacy.

    Or they are so comfortable in their denial, they have lost the ability to think for themselves, to advocate for themselves.

    Failing to realize that at some point in the future, just when they least expect it, they are going to be very sorry they did not take privacy seriously, the day will arrive much to their shock. It's coming and it's only a matter of time.

    For some that day is very near... for others, well there's little point in commenting on a topic they _know_ is not a problem.

    For others, they're sure to call "paranoid" ... history proves that's also a bad call.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What's the use of Siri if she doesn't hear anything or respond with anything?

    By the way, at least in iOS 9 there are some voice feedback settings for Siri located at Settings > General > Siri > Voice Feedback.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Somehow it doesn't sound like that's what this thread is actually about.
     
  18. carriggt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THank you. No no, this thread is not about privacy. I am an artist looking to use JUST Siri's beep for a project with a line out cable (headphone cable) plugged in. She cannot interrupt with her voice, and unfortuntately she responds to just about any acoustic noise. WHICH is why I want to disable all mics.
     
  19. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    How about just using a recording of Siri's beep?
    If you need to have the actual iPhone, then why not just try a small piece of tape over the microphone? Although Siri may just respond with something like "I don't understand what you said" lol! But seems like a sound deadener of some kind is something that you could experiment with. You wouldn't need much.
     
  20. S.T.A.R. macrumors regular

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    Why "7677886657865544677756"
     
  21. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Couldn't you extract the sound from one of the many iPhone ads? Or use an AUX cable?
     
  22. carriggt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't want to extract the sound or record it as a sample--this is interactive work for live improvised performance... it's gotta be activated from the phone.

    And yes, I will be using an aux/line out/headphone cable in order to amplify the sound.
     
  23. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Have you looked into jailbreaking? There may be a tweak available that can disable the microphones.
     
  24. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I'm probably missing the whole point, but why not just turn Siri off in settings? Would that not shut her up?
     
  25. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    If you activate Siri and then right away hit the home button again to cancel her, you'll get the Siri beep without her responding. Also, the "Siri-cancel-beep" doesn't seem to play either. Might be a solution for what you're looking for?
     

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