Control Siri Privacy on your Mac

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If you have privacy concerns about using the Siri voice assistant on your Mac, let’s take a look at how you can turn off voice recognition and control what information your computer keeps.

Start by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and choosing System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Then choose Siri.

You’ll see several options for Siri.

To the far left, you’ll see an option to turn off Ask Siri completely. If you’d prefer that your Mac not respond to voice commands, uncheck the box.

Voice Feedback allows your Mac to save your voice history to learn more about the way you speak and improve responsiveness. If you’d prefer it not save that information, tick the box next to Off. You can also choose to delete all Siri and Dictation history from your computer.

Click on Siri Suggestions and Privacy to control the settings for various apps. You can go through and choose whether Siri shows suggestions in the app and whether Siri is allowed to learn from the app. When you’re finished, click on done.

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