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    Default How to Turn Off Voice control

    Hi

    I would like to ask how to turn off voice control in iOS 10 iPhone 6s when long press home button.

    I'm not using voice control and don't use Siri (Siri is turn off).
    Sometimes when I double click and press to long then appear voice control.
    I know that on IOS 9 there was some solution to turn off the voice control but what about iOS 10 ?

    Thank you for help.
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    When I disable Siri on my iPad with iOS 10, I don't have Voice Control and nothing happens when I press and hold my home button. With my iPhone 5S I can disable Siri and use Voice Control, though there doesn't appear to be a way to disable the voice dialing option or Voice Control.

    On my iPhone running iOS 9.3.4, I am not seeing an option to disable voice dialing or Voice Control either.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 08-09-2016 at 08:47 PM.
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    Default Re: How to Turn Off Voice control

    I contacted Apple Support about that issue, today. You can't turn it off. :-( Hopefully, enough of us will complain and they'll fix it in a future update.
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    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
    ^^ valid ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
    I've had issues with both Siri and voice control coming up when all I did was one or 2 clicks. No long press. It was bad with Siri on my iPhone 5. So I switched to voice control. That wasn't as bad as Siri. I couldn't make Siri go away. We had a serious falling out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
    With Siri off and phone locked, Voice Control activates spontaneously and dials random numbers from my contact list whilst in my pocket (embarrassing). Probably the home button gets pressed by contact with something. Need to turn VC off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsails View Post
    With Siri off and phone locked, Voice Control activates spontaneously and dials random numbers from my contact list whilst in my pocket (embarrassing). Probably the home button gets pressed by contact with something. Need to turn VC off!
    Go to settings/Siri and turn off "Access on Lock Screen". You will need to enable Siri. There is no other way to disable access on the lock screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
    Great now tell me how not to do this in my pocket every time I bend over or lift something heavy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzg16 View Post
    Great now tell me how not to do this in my pocket every time I bend over or lift something heavy?
    I was merely offering a suggestion. And, for the record, I keep my phone in my pocket all of the time and rarely have an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    I was merely offering a suggestion. And, for the record, I keep my phone in my pocket all of the time and rarely have an issue.
    I keep mine in my pocket most of the time and on rare occasions my pocket will speak to me LOL.. but just like you, it's rare, far between. Maybe 1x every 3-4 weeks. I don't even consider that a minor issue. Now if I can stop my car keys in my other pocket from setting off the car emergency alarm when I bend over.. that's a bigger goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    weeks. I don't even consider that a minor issue. Now if I can stop my car keys in my other pocket from setting off the car emergency alarm when I bend over.. that's a bigger goal.
    That's hilarious. My trunk likes to pop open when I get in my car with my keys in my pocket. Luckily I always notice because my backup camera will be pointed at the sky.
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    Default Re: How to Turn Off Voice control

    P.s. I never had a problem with voice control until the last iphone update...now you can no longer swipe the screen to open it, you have to press the main button twice. And that's not the only thing I dislike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michellespostbox View Post
    P.s. I never had a problem with voice control until the last iphone update...now you can no longer swipe the screen to open it, you have to press the main button twice. And that's not the only thing I dislike.
    Or change the setting to "touch to open" so you don't have to press twice.
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    Default Re: How to Turn Off Voice control

    Go to "Settinfs" > "Siri". Try to toggle off "Siri" and "Access on Lock Screen" options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Wouldn't an easy workaround be to simply not long press your home button? I'm not questioning your desire to disable voice control--to each his/her own--but what other reason would there be to hold down the home button?
    I have the same problem. The "long press" that starts voice control is not actually very long. It's less than one second. It's too easy to do accidentally. There should be a way to easily turn this feature off, or control how long a hold is required to activate/deactivate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miz_mdk View Post
    I have the same problem. The "long press" that starts voice control is not actually very long. It's less than one second. It's too easy to do accidentally. There should be a way to easily turn this feature off, or control how long a hold is required to activate/deactivate it.
    I don't think there is a way. It's either Voice Control or Siri. I've had this issue with both. It was more a problem on my iPhone 5. Not so much on the 6s Plus.
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    Default Re: How to Turn Off Voice control

    Apparently you can turn the shortcut for both off under the 10.2 beta. This is the first beta however so this feature could go away by the time it makes it to the final release.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/iOSBeta/com...or_siri_voice/
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    Default Re: How to Turn Off Voice control

    It was not a helpful suggestion. The fact that you don't find something a problem is not relevant to all the other people who do. If you don't know how to solve their problem, it's probably best to stay out of the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhferg View Post
    It was not a helpful suggestion. The fact that you don't find something a problem is not relevant to all the other people who do. If you don't know how to solve their problem, it's probably best to stay out of the thread.
    I thought it a good suggestion, considering the alternative. I've carried all my iPhones in my pockets for years, and not once long pressed the home button and summoned any of the mentioned. Not once. How many times has this actually happened to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhferg View Post
    It was not a helpful suggestion. The fact that you don't find something a problem is not relevant to all the other people who do. If you don't know how to solve their problem, it's probably best to stay out of the thread.
    I offered a perfectly viable suggestion. Perhaps you should take your own advice considering you haven't offered anything constructive in this thread.

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