After facing strong criticism earlier this year for hiring third-party contractors to listen to Siri audio recordings from customer’s interactions with the voice assistant in an effort to improve its accuracy and reliability, Apple has now added a new option in iOS 13.2 that allows users delete their Siri and Dictation history, MacRumors is reporting.
The latest iOS 13.2 beta release also lets iPhone and iPad users opt out of sharing Siri audio recordings for evaluation purposes altogether.
As noted by the source, a new splash screen is shown to users during the installation of iOS 13.2, giving them the option to opt out of sharing audio recordings while explaining how those recordings are used.
The Privacy section of the Settings app now lets users turn off the “Improve ?Siri? & Dictation” setting as well as delete any existing audio recordings.
“Help Improve ?Siri? and Dictation by allowing Apple to store and review audio of your ?Siri? and Dictation interactions on this iPhone and on any connected Apple Watch or HomePod. You can change this later in the settings for each device. This data is not associated with your Apple ID, and will only be stored for a limited period.
Delete ?Siri? & Dictation interactions currently associated with this iPhone from Apple servers. Data that has been sampled to help improve ?Siri? and Dictation is no longer associated with this iPhone and will not be deleted.”
Alongside new privacy settings, iOS 13.2 beta also brings support for Deep Fusion camera technology for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.