The iPhone users love the intelligent virtual assistant Siri, and how could they not when Siri really is awesome. Using Siri is not just helpful, but it can also be super fun. Sometimes, Siri may not work, but before you run to the Apple Store there are a few potential solutions for you to try. Let’s see how to fix Siri not working on iPhone.
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How to fix Siri not working on iPhone
Note: In order to use Siri, you need to to be connected to the Internet through cellular data or Wi-Fi. Make sure that the microphone of your device is not blocked by the iPhone case if you have one.
Solution No. 1: Switch Cellular Data to Wi-Fi
Sometimes, Wi-Fi is faster than Cellular Data when it comes to the Internet connection. So, if you are using Cellular Data on your iPhone, try to switch it to Wi-Fi. Go to Settings >>Cellular >> tap the green button next to Cellular Data in order to turn it off. You can turn on the Wi-Fi through the Control Center and tap the Wi-Fi icon. Now, try to access Siri.
Solution No.2: Turn off Siri and turn it back on
This is a simple trick that worked for many who experienced issues with Siri. All you need to do is go to Settings, tap on General, tap on Siri, turn it off, wait for a couple of seconds and turn it back on. Now try using Siri, and hopefully, you will hear the familiar voice again.
Solution No.3: Disable Low Power Mode
Siri does not work if the Low power Mode on your iPhone is activated. To turn it off, go to Settings, scroll down the screen and find Battery. Tap on it. On the Battery window, turn off the Low Power Mode. If your iPhone battery life is less than 25%, plug it to the power source.
Solution No. 4: Change Siri Voice and Language
This trick has fixed Siri not working issue for quite a few users. Change Siri’s voice gender by going to Settings, tap on General and hit Siri. Here, find Siri Voice feature and tap on it to switch the voice gender. Change the language as well by going to Settings >> General >> Siri >> Language.
Solution No.5: Restart your iPhone
We said this many times, but we are going to say it again: restart can fix tons of glitches. Press and hold the sleep/wake button and when the slider shows up, drag it and turn your device off. When your iPhone is off, press and hold the sleep/wake button again and turn your phone back on.
Solution No.6: Check Microphone
Make sure your iPhone doesn’t have microphone issue. Once you access Siri, you will see the soundwave graphic and “What can I do for you?” text. If you don’t see it, remove your iPhone case and try the trick one more time. The other way is to open Photos app, switch to Video and record your voice. Reply the video and see how it goes? If you don’t hear any sound, the microphone may have an issue. Contact Apple for repairing is the best idea.
Solution No.7: Try a different SIM card
If you have an unlocked iPhone, try using a SIM card from another carrier. See if Siri does not respond to your voice or the issue is solved.
Solution No.8: Reset network settings
For many iPhone users, resetting network settings fixed the problem. Here is what you need to do:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap on General
- Tap on Reset
- Tap on Reset network settings
Solution No.9: Update iOS
When you have some issues when using your device, including the problem when Siri not working on iPhone, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS, and if you don’t, you should install it.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update
- Tap Download and Install or Install Now
These problems/solutions are found and effective on iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
You can also try using Siri with a headset, and if everything works normally, then it means that the microphone is not working properly. Contact your carrier or visit the Apple Store nearby.
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