How to Hide Siri Menu Icon in macOS

Sep 30, 2016 - 2 Comments

Siri on Mac

Want to hide the Siri menu icon but still have Siri enabled on the Mac? This approach offers a way to reduce menubar clutter on a Mac, while still retaining the Siri assistant functionality and each of its useful commands.

With the Siri menu bar icon hidden, you can still access Siri on the Mac by using the defined Siri keystroke or through the Dock icon.

How to Hide Siri Menu Bar Icon in MacOS

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”, then go to “Siri”
  2. At the bottom of the preference panel, toggle the switch for “Show Siri in menu bar” to hide the feature

Hide Siri Menu bar icon in MacOS

The Siri menu icon immediately disappears from the Mac but the feature retains functionality.

Siri menu icon gone

You will still be able to summon Siri on the Mac by using the keyboard shortcut or Dock icon, but the menubar icon will no longer appear.

Of course you can also disable Siri completely if desired, which will also remove the menu bar icon, but given that it’s one of the defining features of modern macOS that is probably less desirable for most Mac users.

Whether or not this is useful to you likely depends on how crowded your Mac menu bar is, but removing icons is one of the better ways to clean it up and reduce menu clutter.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Pat Harris says:

    I stumbled upon a wonderful app which allows me to keep as many icons I want in a hidden toolbar which I can summon at any time. It is called “Bartender 2”. I highly suggest for all Mac Power Users to check it out. It’s one of those apps which I’ve found I cannot live work without since discovering it.

  2. Pat Harris says:

    I stumbled upon a wonderful app which allows me to keep as many icons I want in a hidden toolbar which I can summon at any time. It is called “Bartender 2”. I highly suggest for all Mac Power Users to check it out. It’s one of those apps which I’ve found I cannot work without since discovering it.

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