Apple’s iOS is no doubt a very popular and unique operating system for smart phones and tabs. The features in iOS have no other substitutes. The best example is Siri in iOS. However, you can find many other relatively similar apps but such as Cortana and Google Now but none of these compare to Siri. Siri is considered to be the best Artificial intelligence digital assistance for iOS users. Siri enable you to do anything you want to do on your iOS device. The developers implemented every function of iOS devices in Siri. To start Siri, you just need to long press the home button and it will be activated and your wish is its command. Even if your iPhone is locked Siri would still be able to perform all your commands. This feature article / tutorial will help you to disable Siri on lock screen.
Before beginning the tutorial for disabling Siri on your lock screen on your iOS, you should better know about Siri completely. However, if you are using iOS device for a long time you may know all this. But if you started using iOS recently this information might be very useful to enjoy your Siri feature fully.
To be relatively simple with its description, it is a digital voice assistant that is only available on iOS devices. It allows you to do every function your smart phone through your voice all the simple commands as well as the advanced commands. But the thing that makes it more special is that it interacts with you, answers your queries by searching it through internet.
Now as you know how powerful Siri is in controlling your smart phone the problem is that if it is enable on your lock screen than anyone can has the access to it. This particular thing possesses a great treat to your iPhone’s safety. Although when on lock scree you cannot check messages, email or call someone etc. but many other functions can be done and anyone can easily mess around with your iPhone. Someone with a particular knowledge about its functions can go through series of processes and can unable your locks whether pass code or Touch ID. So it is better to disable Siri on your iOS lock screen to be rather safe.
But as always, this setting might have a disadvantage. If you used to command Siri to open an email, or call someone from the lock screen, you wouldn’t be able to do it now. However, if you do this you are not the only one many others do this. They command Siri to open an email then unlock their mobile or tab through Passcode or Touch ID. But after this trick this would not be possible to carry out.
How to disable Siri on Lock Screen
This is a very easy trick and it does not take more than few minutes and taps. For this procedure to work you do not even have to download and third party app or you do not have to jailbreak your iPhone.
To complete this procedure, you just need to follow the steps described below.
- Unlock your device first by entering your Passcode or Touch ID
- Tap on the settings icon in the app drawer to open settings
- Scroll down to find Touch ID and Passcode settings and tap on it to open
- After opening of the settings, you will be asked to enter your Passcode or verify your identity through Touch ID, enter the passcode.
- Now you will be able to see different settings options. Such change Passcode, add finger prints etc.
- Scroll down until you come across the option of Allow Access When Locked, under this option there will be many other options
- Find the option named Siri and toggle the button in front of the name Siri to turn its access off when your device is locked
That is the easiest procedure to do this task. This will now turn off the Siri access on your Lock Screen, so no one can access Siri or your phone when your iOS device is locked. It was as simple as said. I hope this tutorial is easy to go through would have provided you with a good insight.