How to Disable Siri in iCloud and Delete Learning Data

After the reports of leaked private Siri recordings, Apple has taken good steps for addressing the controversy. Apple now allows users to disable Siri in iCloud and delete it’s learning data. Besides that, you can also delete Siri and Dictation history across all your iDevices. 

Apple is now also allowing users to opt-out of the audio recording program. But all those data sharing settings are enabled by default and unaware users won’t know who to disable them. So, in this tutorial we are going to explain how to turn off Siri in iCloud and delete everything that Siri has learned.

SEE ALSO: How to Delete Siri and Dictation History in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13?

Turn Off Siri in iCloud and Delete What Siri has Learnt

Please note that turning off Siri in the iCloud doesn’t turn it off on your iDevice. It means that you can use Siri on your Apple device without any problems. But Siri’s learnings will be limited to individual device.

Also Siri won’t be able to recommend things based on learning on your other devices. But disabling Siri in iCloud helps you in protecting your privacy. Let’s go through the steps one by one.

A) Disable Siri in iCloud

Step 1

First of all, open Settings on your iPhone or iPad. There, tap on your Apple Account or Apple ID. In your Apple ID settings, tap on iCloud.

Open Settings Tap On Your Apple ID And Select iCloud
Settings > Apple ID > iCloud

Step 2

In iCloud settings, scroll down and disable the switch next to Siri. After this, Siri won’t sync your learning with iCloud.

Turn Off The Toggle Next To Siri To Disable Siri On iCloud
Disable Siri on iCloud

SEE ALSO: How to share files using iCloud File Sharing on Mac?

B) Delete Siri Learnings from iCloud

Step 1

Now, in iCloud settings, scroll to the top. Here, tap on Manage Storage right below iCloud storage option. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on Siri.

Tap On Manage Storage Under iCloud And Then Select Siri
iCloud > Manage Storage > Siri

Step 2

On the next page, you will see option to Disable & Delete Siri learning in iCloud. Tap on Disable & Delete. You will see a popup at the bottom, tap on Disable & Delete again to confirm your action.

Disable And Delete Siri Storage From Icloud
Disable & Delete Siri Storage from iCloud

Now, Siri will be turned off in iCloud and learning data will be deleted from iCloud. Also, the learning of Siri will be limited to individual device. However, you can always revert the settings by following same tutorial. Just go to the same settings and then turn on Siri in the iCloud.


SEE ALSO: How to Enable Siri Suggestions in Mail App on iPhone, iPad and Mac?

Turn off Siri in iCloud on Your iPhone and iPad

With daily updating privacy policies of tech giants, it’s your own responsibility to protect your privacy. Always be cautious about what you share with online services like Facebook and Google. Above tutorial explained how you can easily disable Siri in iCloud and delete it’s learning data.

Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your queries and suggestions in the comment section down below. You may also consider removing third-party app access from Google and Facebook to protect your privacy.

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