While you can get along without it, Siri is often integral to the iPhone experience. It’s a quick shortcut for actions in HomeKit, Apple Music, and more. If “Hey Siri” isn’t working, there are a few things you can try to get it back in gear.
How to fix “Siri” not working on your iPhone
In this tutorial, TheGhanaTech.com will be showing you some steps to fix Siri not working on your iPhone.
- Disconnect your Bluetooth headphones or speakers
People often have their iPhones set to automatically connect to Bluetooth audio devices when one of the latter switches on. If a device has a microphone like headphones, certain speakers, or even your car Siri may start listening to it for input, which is obviously a problem if you’re trying to talk directly to your phone. To rule out this issue, make sure any mic-equipped Bluetooth devices are powered off or disconnected if you’re not using them.
- Restart your iPhone
Smartphones sometimes glitch out, including iPhones. If you’ve tried all of the tactics above, there’s a chance that rebooting your iPhone will force a necessary software process to kick into gear.
- Check if your microphone is working
our iPhone’s microphone may be so full of debris that it can’t hear well. Try cleaning off the surface of the mic grille with a microfiber cloth, a toothbrush, or painter’s tape (which doesn’t leave residue). You’ll have to be careful with any of those methods, since Apple’s grilles are relatively delicate, and you don’t want to accidentally introduce new debris.