How to Stop Siri When Pressing Hold Button on iPhone

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available.

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Accessing Accessibility

First, launch Settings by tapping the Gear icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, swipe down the list and tap Accessibility. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility option

The Side or Home Button

Now, swipe down until you locate the Physical and Motor section. The next step will be different depending on which model of iPhone you have.

  • On iPhone X or later; Tap the Side Button.
  • On older iPhones: Tap the Home Button,

See following image:

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Accessing the Side Button button on iPhone XR

Next, locate the section labeled Press and Hold to Speak. Refer to below image:

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Side Button for Siri is enabled

Stop Siri

You will notice that the Siri option is On. Now, tap the Off option. See below image:

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Side Button for Siri is disabled

Now, exit all Settings screens.. The next time you press and hold your Side or Home button, Siti will not be triggered.

You will still be able to launch Siri with your voice using the “Hey Siri” feature if enabled.

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