How to remove Siri from the Touch Bar on a Mac

January 12, 2021

There’s nothing more annoying than accidentally invoking Siri on your Mac computer. The Control Strip you find on the Touch Bar of your Mac includes a Siri control in addition to other buttons. It lies just adjacent to the Delete button. As a result, when reaching out for the Delete button, most users invoke the Siri function by mistake. You can stop this erroneous behavior. See how to remove Siri from the Touch Bar on a Mac computer.

Remove Siri From the Touch Bar  on a Mac
Remove Siri From the Touch Bar on a Mac

How to remove Siri from the Touch Bar on a Mac computer?

Siri learns from your experiences and makes suggestions to help you interact with your Mac in a better way. However, it has little utility for most Mac users. If you too belong to the same clan, see how to remove Siri from the Touch bar on a Mac.

  1. To remove Siri from Keyboard, go to the Apple menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Keyboard under System Preferences window.
  4. Switch to the Keyboard tab.
  5. Hit Customize Control Strip button.
  6. Tap on the Siri button and drag it to the bottom of your screen to trash it.
  7. Hit Done when finished.
  8. Close the System Preference window and exit.

Remember this action when confirmed will only remove Siri from the Keyboard Touch Bar button. You will still be able to access it from the menu bar on the Mac.

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How do I disable Siri on my Macbook Pro?

On your Mac go to the Apple menu and click to open it.

Mac System Preferences
Mac System Preferences

From the list of options displayed, select System Preferences.

Mac Keyboard
Mac Keyboard

When the System Preferences window opens, choose Keyboard icon.

Mac Customizable Control Strip
Mac Customizable Control Strip

Next, scroll down to locate Customize Control Strip option.

When seen, hit the button and tap the Siri button to drag it to the bottom of your screen to trash it.

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When done, close the System Preferences window and exit.

The Siri button will be removed from the Mac computer Touch Bar, instantly.

That’s all there is to it!

Hope that makes sense!

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