In order to improve the experience of its users with its personal assistant, Apple records and analyzes certain requests for Siri addresses. A process that obviously does not please everyone, this is why we help you to prevent your conversations from being recorded and analyzed by Apple subcontractors.
A few days ago, the American newspaper The Guardian revealed that Apple personal assistant was recording certain conversations in order to improve the quality of its service. The media also indicated that Siri could activate by mistake and therefore record intimate conversations without its user being notified.
Faced with numerous criticisms of the Apple, the Cupertino company has announced that it will suspend its Siri quality control program. This program will undergo a thorough review and Apple also promises to set up a system allowing users to choose to participate in the no.
While waiting for this to be implemented, it is already possible to prevent our requests and private conversations inadvertently recorded by Siri from ending up in the ears of Apple subcontractors. It is better to prevent than to cure.
Via an application
To do this, you will need to create an account on the application Apple Configurator which allows you to configure your Apple devices. In the restrictions, you will only have to uncheck the Allow logging on server server of Siri commands. Logically, this will be valid for all the devices that you have read your account.
The downside to this solution is that it requires the use of a Mac.
A ready-to-use solution
To make it easier for users concerned about their privacy, a security researcher has developed a ready-to-use profile to deactivate the recording of requests made to Siri on Apple's servers.
The security researcher jankais3r offers those who want to delve into the source code of his tip on GitHub to make sure he’s not hiding anything.
To take advantage of it, just open the following link directly from an iOS device and authorize its installation. Then, from the settings of your device, select the Downloaded profile option and, finally, press Install.
as it is not a profile developed by the Apple and therefore not signed iOS, your device will ask you to validate its installation again.
From now on, the voice or text requests that you make Siri will no longer be stored on Apple's servers and will therefore not be potentially costed by others. You will still be able to use the Apple Personal Assistant as before.
Unfortunately, this trick only works with iOS and tvOS devices. However, Siri is also available on the Apple Watch and the HomePod, in these cases you will need to activate the personal assistant of the Apple if you want to avoid any risk.
Apple has promised to set up an option to leave its users the choice concerning the recording of their address requests Siri, patience.