Hey Siri on the iPhone 6s

Siri’s al­ways lis­ten­ing, but you can stop it with­out dis­abling it

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a big ad­van­tage where Siri is con­cerned. On those mod­els, the abil­ity to in­ter­act with the voice-con­trolled as­sis­tant by say­ing “Hey Siri” doesn’t re­quire the iPhone to be con­nected to an ex­ter­nal power sup­ply. (Fit­ting a bat­tery case to older mod­els gives the same re­sult.) This makes Siri more con­ve­nient when you need to, say, add some­thing to your shop­ping list and your phone is across the room.

How­ever, there will be times when you don’t want Siri to lis­ten – many of us have, at some point, said some­thing that the hand­set thinks sounds like “Hey Siri”, even if you know those definitely aren’t the words you spoke. There’s also the risk that some­one nearby might ut­ter the phrase, maybe even as a joke, caus­ing your phone to re­spond; the short train­ing se­quence that Siri un­der­goes when you en­able “Hey Siri” states it’ll help Siri to recog­nise your voice when you say the magic words – but that isn’t to say it’ll pair Siri to only re­spond to you.

The way to en­sure no sce­nario of this kind can play out is, quite sim­ply to lie your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus face down.

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