Voice control can be a very useful feature on your iPhone, but it can also be a nuisance if it activates accidentally. This can happen when you press the home button by accident while your phone is in your pocket or purse. While there is no direct way to disable voice control, there is a workaround that you can use to prevent it from activating.
Here are the steps to follow:
1. Open the settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap Siri (in iOS 9 and later) or General (in iOS 8 and earlier).
3. Toggle Siri on (if it is off).
4. Go back to the settings menu and select Touch ID & Passcode (on newer devices) or Passcode (on older devices that do not have Touch ID).
5. Tap Turn Passcode On and create a passcode if you do not have one already. You need to have a passcode to enable the lock screen.
6. Toggle Voice Dial Off to turn off voice dialing.
7. Toggle Siri Off on the Unlock Screen. Tap the Siri option to turn off CD from the lock screen.
8. Set Require Password to Immediately. This will force your phone to require a passcode as soon as you turn the screen off, preventing pocket calls.
9. Lock your phone. Now that your settings are correct, you will not be able to start the voice control or Siri by long pressing the home button while the phone is locked in your pocket.
In summary, while there is no direct way to disable voice control on your iPhone, following the above steps will help you prevent it from activating accidentally. This will help you avoid the frustration of having your contacts dialed by mistake.