How to Remove Siri from Menu Bar in macOS Sonoma on Mac

In order to let you quickly trigger Siri and ask it to carry out specific tasks, macOS shows the “Siri” icon in the menu bar. While showing Siri in the Mac’s menu bar is well-thought-out and designed to enhance your user experience, some folks might want to remove Siri from the menu bar. Especially the ones who aren’t a great fan of Apple’s virtual assistant or accidentally activate it. If that’s you, let me show you how to hide Siri from the menu bar on your Mac with ease.

Remove Siri from Mac’s Menu Bar in macOS Sonoma 

Thanks to a series of notable improvements including the ability to transfer calls from one iDevice to another and hang up calls, Siri has become more versatile and efficient. But that doesn’t mean it has become flawless or for that matter doesn’t struggle to offer the right answers. Considering the fact that there is limited space in the menu bar, it makes sense to get rid of the unnecessary features; particularly the ones you hardly use.

  • First and foremost, click on the Apple menu at the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Now, choose System Settings in the menu.
Choose System Settings
  • Next, click on Control Center
  • After that, head over to the Menu Bar Only section and click on the drop-down menu next to Siri. 
  • Finally, choose Don’t Show in Menu Bar and then quit the Settings. 
Remove Siri from your Macs menu bar
  • And that’s pretty much it! The change will get into action right away and Siri will no longer appear in your Mac’s menu bar. 
  • Later, if you ever want to show Siri in the menu bar again, go back to the same Siri setting inside the Control Center and choose Show in Menu Bar. 

That’s pretty much it! So, that’s how you can hide or show the Siri icon in your Mac’s menu bar depending on your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why isn’t Siri working on my Mac?

More often than not, it’s the sluggish internet connection that tends to prevent Siri from functioning properly. Considering that Siri requires a strong and stable internet connection, taking care of this must-have requirement can help you fix the problem. If that doesn’t work, updating your Mac can get the job done.

2. How do you enable Type to Siri on your Mac?

Activating “Type to Siri” on Mac is as simple as it can ever get. Head into the Apple menu at the upper left corner of the screen -> System Settings -> Accessibility -> Siri -> turn on the toggle next to Type to Siri. From now onwards, you can communicate with Siri using the written command.

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