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How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac

Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to delete and remove all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, I can opt-out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest macOS system software release, and our guide will show you how.

Siri keeps a recorded history of audio interactions with the virtual assistant. It is unique to each computer or device you use it with. For example, if you use Hey Siri on an iMac desktop and also on a Mac laptop, both computers would have different Siri History. If you’d like to delete that Siri recording history from Apple servers, you can do that too.

How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac

Here is how you can delete any Siri & Dictation history associated with the current Mac from any Apple servers:

  • Simply go to Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
  • Here you choose the “Siri” preference panel
  • Select “Delete Siri & Dictation History” button alongside Siri History
  • Now ensure that you want to delete Siri & Dictation history associated with this Mac from Apple servers by clicking on “Delete”

With Siri and Dictation history data being removed from the Mac these steps were followed on. Or you can also repeat the same process on other Macs where you use Siri.

How to Disable Siri & Dictation History Audio Recordings Being Stored on Apple Servers on Mac

Let’s come and check how to disable Siri and Dictation History Audio Recordings here’s how to do that:

  • Like above first, go to Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
  • Here you select “Security & Privacy”
  • Then choose the “Privacy” tab
  • Choose “Analytics & Improvement” from the sidebar options
  • Tab the lock icon in the bottom left corner and authenticate with an admin account if necessary
  • Uncheck the box for “Improve Siri & Dictation” to opt-out of Siri audio recordings being stored on Apple servers for review and improvement

This is unique to each device or computer you use Siri with. So if you also use Siri on iOS and ipadOS devices, you might want to delete Siri audio recordings history on iPhone and iPad and disable Siri audio storage on iPhone and iPad too.

Whether or not you use Siri is completely a matter of personal preference. Some users love and use the feature constantly, while others may not. Me personally, sometimes I use it on my iPhone, but I never use it on my Mac so I have it disabled there, but every user has a unique case.


Did you erase any Siri audio recording data associated with a Mac? Why or why not? Let us know your thoughts, suggestions, and opinions in the comments section below!

Also Read: How To Print or Save Your Calendar as a PDF on Mac & iOS

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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