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Why do my AirPods keep activating Siri?

If your AirPods keep activating Siri, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods activate Siri are that they are registering false clicks, there is a problem with the mic, there is a problem with the connection or that your AirPods need to be updated.

There are a number of possible reasons why your AirPods have been doing it. But, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are a number of things you can do about it.

Why do my AirPods keep activating Siri?

Below are the most likely reason why your AirPods keep activating Siri.

The first thing to try is to make sure that Siri is not what is being used for touch controls. To do this, go to “Settings”, “bluetooth”, click the “i” next to your airpods then, in the section where it says “press and hold airpods” make sure that siri is not turned on

Broken AirPods

It might be the case that the AirPods are broken and they have been registering false touches from you.

This would be more likely if your AirPods keep activating Siri regardless of the device that they are connected to.

If they only activate Siri when they are connected to a certain device, it would be less likely that they are broken.

Bad connection

It could also be the case that your AirPods have a bad connection with the device. This would be more likely if your AirPods only activate Siri when they are connected to a certain device.

In this case, the best option would be to reconnect your AirPods to your device by doing the following:

  • Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
  • Put your AirPods in the case
  • Open the lid and press the button on the case for 15 seconds until it flashes orange then white
  • Wait 30 seconds
  • Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  • Reconnect your AirPods to your Mac

Broken mic

It might also be the case that the mic on your AirPods is broken. In this case, the best option would be to turn off the mic and to use the internal mic on your device.

A problem with your device

It might also be the case that there is a problem with the device itself. This would be more likely if the device has been randomly activating Siri even when your AirPods are not connected.

Siri is hearing wake words from you

It might also be the case that Siri is hearing wake words from you.

This would be more likely if your AirPods also do not do things such as randomly change the volume which would suggest that the touch sensor is faulty and if the AirPods do it regardless of the device they are connected to.

In this case, the best option would be to turn off “Listen for Hey Siri” on your device.

AirPods need to be updated

AirPods do receive software updates. It might be the case that your AirPods need to be updated.

To update your AirPods, you need to put them in the charging case while it is being charged, then put a connected Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) near the AirPods.

Read more: How to test AirPods mic

How to get my AirPods to stop activating Siri?

Below are options you have when getting your AirPods to stop activating Siri.

Turn off Siri on your AirPods

The first option is to turn off Siri on your AirPods. To do this:

  • Click on your AirPods in the Bluetooth settings,
  • Click the “i” next to your AirPods,
  • Click on the double-tap section of your AirPods,
  • From there you can click on any section that is not Siri.

Reconnect your AirPods to your phone

You could also try forgetting and reconnect your AirPods to your device.

  • Forget the AirPods on the device you are using
  • Put your AirPods in the case
  • Open the lid and press the button on the case for 15 seconds until it flashes orange
  • Wait 30 seconds
  • Open the lid and hold the button on the case
  • Reconnect your AirPods to your Mac

Turn off listen to Hey Siri

Another option would be to turn off listen to “Hey Siri” on the device you are using.

Clean your AirPods

You could also try cleaning your AirPods since it could be the case that they have been registering false clicks.

Switch to the internal mic

Another option would be to switch to the internal mic on your device.

Update the AirPods

It might also be the case that you need to update your AirPods as mentioned above.

Read more: AirPods won’t ring on find my iPhone

Can I disconnect AirPods from Siri?

Yes, you can disconnect your AirPods from Siri if you are using an iPhone.

To do this, click on your AirPods in the Bluetooth settings, then click the “i” next to your AirPods, click on the double-tap section of your AirPods, and from there you can click on any section that is not Siri.

You can’t stop the AirPods themselves from using Siri on Mac but you can disable “Hey Siri” itself.

  1. Open “System Preferences”
  2. Click on the the “Siri” preference panel.
  3. Uncheck “Listen for Hey Siri”.