How to stop Siri logging and sharing recordings

Apple shares recordings made by Siri with third party contractors, according to a recent report. The goal is to improve Siri's responses, but the fact is that you probably didn't know that this was happening, and you almost certainly want it to stop.

Today, I will show you how to prevent these diagnostic recordings from reaching Apple. The good news? You can do it using only Apple tools. The bad news is that you will have to get your hands dirty in the process.

Siri is listening

According to Apple's response to The Guardian who published the initial report on Siri's recordings:

A small portion of Siri's requests are analyzed to improve Siri and dictation. User requests are not associated with the user's Apple ID. Siri's responses are analyzed in secure facilities and all reviewers are required to comply with Apple's strict confidentiality requirements . "[emphasis added].

I am sure that this obligation is met by 100% Like Apple's obligation to never filter any hardware details.

Stop Siri recording with Apple Configuration

The way to stop this madness is to block the Record Siri recordings on Apple servers in the first place by creating and adding a configuration profile to your iOS device If you are running macOS Mojave, you can use the Apple Configurator application to create one. [19659011] Create your own profile for maximum security. ” width=”2000″ height=”431″/>

Create your own profile for maximum security.
Photo: Jan Kaiser

Simply open the application, choose File> New profile in the menu bar and, under the panel General complete the Name and Identifier fields. Then, click on the Restrictions section and uncheck the box that says Allow Siri suggestions . Save your profile, then add it to your device. (Apple provides detailed instructions on how to add a profile to an iPhone or iPad. You must approve the installation on the target device.

That's it. Mission accomplished. Your device will no longer allow Apple to record your Siri recordings. This is a nice and clean way to achieve our goal, since Siri can continue to work as planned.Just disable Siri's unwanted logging.

Just remember that everything you say to Siri and everything your device hears later saying "Hey Siri" is already going to Apple to process the actual request. That won't change here. Siri just can't work without doing this.

But what if you don't want to mess with the Apple Configurator? Or maybe Your Mac is not running Mojave? Isn't there a profile you can download and use?

Well, yes.

Profile Siri No-Logging

More on Github, Jan Kaiser put di I have a profile for anyone to use. Charge it directly to your iPhone or iPad, install it and enjoy Siri without registration forever.

However, you should carefully examine this profile. Configuration profiles can do all kinds of things on their devices. If your goal is to fill the privacy void of Siri's record, then you should be careful how to do it. Adding an unwanted profile would be crazy.

Fortunately, it is easy to verify. Profiles are only XML files. You can read them in plain text to verify their content.

Here is the full profile, but you should check the live version yourself before installing it.

  The profile is a simple XML file.
The profile is a simple XML file.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Stop Siri recordings

Whichever option you choose to solve this problem of Siri. Now, when you talk to Siri, you can be sure that recordings sent to Apple will not be recorded. Hopefully, Apple will add a lever in the Settings app to give us this option in the future. And, frankly, I'm surprised that this Apple privacy hole has not generated more fuss. Especially because Apple gets so vocal in its support for user privacy.

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