25.3 C
Lagos
Sunday, October 25, 2020

How to Completely Delete Siri Recordings From Apple’s Servers?

- Advertisement - data-full-width-responsive="false">

Remember the good old days when Apple was flying the innocent flag concerning its user’s privacy? Then later came reports flooding the internet about how apple is using contractors to monitor its user’s conversations on Siri.

- Advertisement -

With those reports, the concerns about user-privacy got heightened. With this revelation about Siri recordings being tapped, many Apple users are likely to lose their sleep over this report.

Fortunately, after the report circulated the Internet, Apple suspended the program. However, your old recordings are still saved on Apple’s servers.

If you’re the user that puts privacy and security over everything else, then tag along as we show you on this article how you can delete your Siri recordings from Apple’s servers from your macOS and iOS devices.

There are some tips you should know before you can delete Siri recordings from Apple’s servers. I will make everything clear with this crucial point.

A Little Spotlight on the Controversial Siri Recordings

It’s funny how a company like Apple who in time immemorial has not failed to speak against companies for being too data-hungry and represented itself to the public like a saviour to users’ security and privacy can allow such a program to run.

To prevent more outrage from its users, Apple has gone into damage control not only to suspend the program of using human contractors but also to offer a walk around cleaning up the recordings from their servers.

But there’s a string attached to it. Turn off Siri completely and Dictation on each of your devices to get rid of the recordings. The string attached is that you cannot use Siri once you delete your voice recordings. It is a desperate and bad move from Apple.

I think they should have a better way to fix this problem without compromising their user’s experience. After understanding the controversy, you want to proceed with this. Then let’s get to it.

How to Delete Siri Voice Recordings from iPhone and iPad?

1. Open the Settings app on your device

Advertisement
data-full-width-responsive="true">

Launch-Settings-app

2. Tap on “Siri & Search”

Tap-on-Siri-Search-

3. Next, toggle off the switch for Listen for “Hey Siri”. Make sure that the “Press Side/Home Button for  Siri” is turned off.

Turn-off-Hey-Siri-on-iOS-

When that is done, you will receive a warning from Apple stating that you have turned off Siri. Ignore the message.

4. Next, tap the back button at the top left corner and choose ‘General’ then tap ‘Keyboard’

iOS

5. Finally, toggle off the ‘Enable Dictation’ and confirm this by tapping on ‘Turn off Dictation’.

How to Erase Siri Recordings from Mac?

Below are the steps you need to follow to clean up Siri recordings from macOS

Advertisement
data-full-width-responsive="true">

1. First, click on the Apple menu that is located at the top left corner of the screen and then select ‘System Preferences’. Alternatively, you can use Spotlight to search for System Preferences, launch it when it appears.

System-Preferences-

2. Next, click on Siri.

Click-on-Siri-569x420

3. Uncheck the box to the left of ‘Enable Ask Siri’.

4. Now, go back to ‘System Preferences’ and then click on ‘Keyboard’ and select the ‘Dictation’ tab

5. To complete it, select the ‘Off’ button that is located to the right of the ‘Dictation’ option.

That is it! It’s done.

Note: Not all your voice recordings will be wiped out of Apple’s server. If you want to go back to the way things were, follow the same steps to turn on Siri and enable dictation on your iDevice.

That is how you can remove Siri voice recordings from your device and Apple’s server. As a user, it’s expected that Apple would make the process straightforward.

Advertisement
data-full-width-responsive="true">

What’s your take on the privacy reports and do you think it will have any negative effect on Apple? Do well to share your thoughts and feedback by using the comments section below.

- Advertisement -

Trending Now

AmpliFi: Price, Availability, Design and Performance

AmpliFi is the latest addition to the growing list of networked Wi-Fi routers that use additional Wi-Fi repeaters to help broadcast wireless...
- Advertisement -

10 Best Places to Download Bollywood Movies

Do you spend hours watching Bollywood movies as I do? Have you been in search of the perfect sites to download the...

Startimes Subscription Prices, Packages and Channels List in 2020

StarTimes Nigeria is one of the popular cable TV providers in Nigeria. This service is a subsidiary of a Chinese based company...

YouTube Kids Platform

The company has secretly announced plans to launch its YouTube Kids service on the web, ahead of the formal announcement of an...

GOtv Error Codes: How to Clear and Resolve GOtv Errors

If you are a GOTV user, you have probably encountered one or two GOTV errors, and these errors are preventing you from...

GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and OG WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Checkout the new GB WhatsApp Tutorial. Hello, welcome to WhatsApp Plus, OG WhatsApp and GB WhatsApp tips and tricks. For the sake of this article,...

New GOtv Packages, Channel List and Price for 2020

GOtv and DStv are both owned by Multichoice, and there's no arguing the fact that they have proven to be the largest...

StarTimes Customer Service Contact and Simple Error Fixes

StarTimes has fast become one of Nigeria's most used cable or digital Pay Tv. Despite its vast customer reach, the company has...

7 Best Offline Racing Games for Android Users in 2020

Are you a real gamer? If you are one, then you will know how exciting it can be to experience the adrenaline rush that...

Access Bank Mobile App: Features and Download Link

CBN has approved the use of mobile applications for banks to facilitate transactions with customers. This means that you can communicate by...

Best Low Size PC Action Games For Your Old PC/Laptop With Low Specs

Gaming time is one our favorite time and nothing beats the ability to play high-quality games on our PCs but like some of our...
- Advertisement -

Related Posts

How to Bond with Your Employees Effectively?

Every single company today needs employees who are energetic and who bring the best version of themselves to work. Businesses need this not just...

68 Essential Tent Camping Tips

Tent camping (also known as primitive or traditional camping) is a great way to get started in camping. It is inexpensive compared to buying...

How to Repair Hard Drive and Recover Lost Data in Windows

People come across data loss frequently caused by hard drive errors. Do you have an idea how to repair hard drive and recover lost...

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy ‘no notification sounds’ Error?

The Samsung Galaxy smartphones usually are packed with a powerful sound engine and vibration motor which makes message notification easy. But recently though, many...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.