How to Disable Siri on Mac | for Beginners

Dany updated on Apr 24, 2024 | Home >Computer Instruction

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How to Disable Siri on Mac:

  1. 1. Go to the Apple Menu at the corner of your screen.
  2. 2. Choose "System Settings" from the menu.
  3. 3. Click on "Siri & Spotlight" to access the Siri settings.
  4. 4. You can turn off Siri on your Mac by deselecting the "Enable Ask Siri" option on the side.
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Siri is a voicе-activatеd assistant dеvеlopеd by Applе. It has been part of thе macOS opеrating systеm since its incеption. It allows usеrs to control thеir dеvicеs and accеss information hands-frее.

It lеts usеrs sеnd mеssagеs, play music, chеck thе wеathеr, and complеtе tasks using voicе prompts. Whilе convеniеnt, thеrе arе instancеs whеrе usеrs may choosе to disable Siri on Mac duе to concerns about privacy, minimizing distractions, or optimizing systеm pеrformancе.

Disabling Siri on your Mac can actually boost its performance, especially when running resource apps or when you have a device that could use some processing power. 

Follow this tutorial to learn how to turn off Siri on your Mac

How to Disable Siri on Mac [macOS Sonoma, Ventura]

If you ever find yourself facing the challenge of getting Siri to work on your Mac, it could be because it is not responsive on your Mac. You should know that the Siri option is located differently in different macOS versions, so we'll start with macOS Sonoma & Ventura solutions.

Just follow our easy-to-understand guide step by step.

Step 1. Go to the Apple Menu at the corner of your screen.

Step 2. Choose "System Settings" from the menu.

Step 3. Click on "Siri & Spotlight" to access the Siri settings.

Step 4. You can turn off Siri on your Mac by deselecting the "Enable Ask Siri" option on the side.

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You've managed to disable Siri on your Mac, and you can share this Sonoma and Ventura method on social media to help more beginners!


How to Turn Off Siri on Mac [macOS Monterey and Older Versions]

If you feel like Siri is causing distractions, you can simply disable it. If you're using macOS Monterey or an earlier version of macOS, turning off Siri remains different, as described in the solution in the last part.

Step 1. To start, on your Mac, click on the "Apple" menu.

Step 2. Select "System Preferences" from the dropdown menu.

Step 3. Go and Click on the "Siri" app.

open Siri on macOS Monterey

Step 4. Uncheck the box next to "Enable Ask Siri" to turn off Siri.

disable Siri on macOS Monterey

After following these steps, you'll be able to turn off your Siri successfully on macOS Monterey and older macOS versions.

How to Use Siri on Mac Again

Once you've fixed the issue with Siri on your Mac, by turning it off you'll need to enable Siri to start using it. The steps are straightforward and similar to the disable tutorials; here's how;

Step 1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences/System Settings.

Step 2. Select Siri from the System Preferences sidebar/menu.

Step 3. Access Siri. Tick the box labeled "Enable Ask Siri" under the Siri icon.

Step 4. Select "Enable" to activate Siri on your Mac.

Step 5. Pick a language and voice for Siri from the menu.

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Disable Siri on Mac FAQs

Here's more information on how to disable Siri on Mac.

1. How do I completely disable Siri on the Mac?

You have to go to System Preferences. Click on the Apple icon and choose 'System Preferences '. Then select 'Siri.' In that section you can deselect 'Enable Ask Siri' to switch off the assistant. Additionally, ensure that keyboard shortcuts and voice feedback settings are also turned off to prevent any accidental activation of Siri.

2. Is it possible to uninstall Siri on a Mac?

Siri is built into macOS making it unable to be removed in the way. However, by turning off Siri as explained earlier, you can essentially stop it from working on your device. This is the closest equivalent to uninstalling the feature without altering the core macOS files.

3. What can Siri do on a Mac?

Siri can look up information organize your schedule create reminders send texts play songs and handle tasks. It is made to comprehend language allowing for communication using ordinary speech. Additionally, it can be tailored to react to a designated 'Hey Siri' voice prompt, for a touch.

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Updated by Dany

Dany is an editor of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. She focuses on writing articles about data recovery on Mac devices and PCs. She is devoted to improving her writing skills and enriching her professional knowledge. Dany also enjoys reading detective novels in her spare time.

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