Yes, you can disable ‘Siri’ command in iOS 17 and bring back ‘Hey Siri’

Yes, you can disable ‘Siri’ command in iOS 17 and bring back ‘Hey Siri’ 1

One of the most significant changes coming to iOS 17 is the simplification of the “Her Siri” voice command to “Siri.” It makes the use of the virtual assistant more straightforward, but some might find it unfavorable. Thankfully, there is a way to disable it and return to the old Hey Siri.

We’ve been using Hey Siri for years now, so realizing that Apple is changing it to a simpler term in iOS 17 feels a bit awkward. To start, having a single-word command might accidentally call Siri during a casual conversation. Some might also find adjusting to the change challenging, given the number of years we have been using the conventional way of summoning Siri. As such, if you are one of those who think “Siri” is not for you, here is a way to disable it:

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Look for “Siri and Search” in the fourth section
  • Select “Listen for” and choose from the options “Siri or Hey Siri,” “Siri,” or off

Having the new Siri command is not really a huge deal now as it only covers those users in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Moreover, iOS 17 has limited availability in terms of iPhone model compatibility. Ultimately, it is only available as a beta now for Apple Developer Program members. Nonetheless, it is good to know that once it rolls out officially, there is an option to still use the Hey Siri phrase.