Siri and Dictation Not Working iOS 16: How To Fix


Is Siri and Dictation not working in iOS 16? If so, don’t worry since many users from all over the globe are complaining the issue after iOS 16 update. Apple made it easy for iPhone users to provide the new feature Dictation to make dictating text from the keyboard line easier. It also added auto punctuation and emoji support for iOS 16 Dictation.

Sadly, many users cannot use Siri and Dictation as they are reporting Siri and Dictation not working after iOS 16 update. Since a number of users reported the same issue, here we collected some working methods to get rid of Sir not working issue on iOS 16 along with Dictation mode.

How To Fix Siri and Dictation Not Working iOS 16

Method 1: Activate Dictation

Many users need to be made aware of the process of enabling dictation mode on iOS 16. If you are updating your iPhone to the latest IOS 16, here is the process to enable Dictation on iOS 16.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Next, go to General > Keyboard.
  3. Turn on the toggle for “Enable Dictation.”
  4. If it’s already enabled, turn it off, then turn it back on.
  5. After that, restart your iPhone and check if Dictation is now working properly.

Method 2: Un-pair Headphone

Many users have connected their headphones to the iPhone and started using Siri and Dictation mode; it needs to be fixed. Hence, we suggest users to disconnect the headphone from the device and then start using the Siri and Dictation to fix the issue.

Method 3: Add Dictation Language

Adding Dictation language also helped many users to use Dictation and Siri mode properly on iOS 16. Hence you need to add it using below method:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Tap on Keyboard.
  4. Tap on Keyboard and follow Add New Keyboard.
  5. Select the Language.
  6. Now go back to Settings > General > Keyboard > Dictation Languages and choose language from the list.

Method 4: Reset Network Settings

While hunting for a solution to fix the iOS 16 Siri and Dictation Not Working, we found that resetting network settings helps many users eliminate this error. So, you should also do the same and try to reset your network settings. To do that, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Method 5: Check For iOS Update

Did you try the above method and nothing worked, then you can check for the new iOS update. If you see that the new iOS update is available, then you should download and install it on your iPhone to get rid of this issue.


Enabling the Dictation option from Settings > General > Keyboard > turn toggle next to Dictation to fix Siri and Dictation not working iOS issue. Which method worked for you? Do you know any other way? Feel free to share your feedback in the comment box.

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