No, you're iPhone is not listening to you, at least that's what Apple is telling its customers.

Apple also assures users that iPhones are not recording conversations around them. In a letter to federal lawmakers, Apple insisted that iPhones do not listen to what users are saying throughout the day. Apple's director of federal government affairs said, the device only listens when it is triggered by the words "hey siri."

The tech giant also said, there's a visual indicator that lets users know when siri is listening to a request. Tech users have long questioned whether mobile devices and smart speakers could eavesdrop on private conversations.Apple issued the statement in response to an inquiry from the energy and commerce committee.