5 Methods To Fix Siri Not Working iOS 16


Since I bought the new iPhone 13, I often use Siri to manage my daily tasks and make the device user hands-free. But it has become annoying as Siri not working IOS 16 properly. Initially, I thought something was wrong with my commands or the device. Still, later I found that many users after iOS 16 update area also complained about iOS 16 Siri and dictation not working.

We have also seen that many users have reported the same issue with different quotes like “Hey Siri not working on iOS 16”, “Siri not working iOS 16 CarPlay”, “Siri not working on iPhone 13” or “Siri and dictation not working on iOS 16” etc. Don’t worry; here we have listed every working solution to fix iOS 16 Siri not working issue.

How To Fix Siri Not Working iOS 16 Issue on iPhone

Let’s try to fix this issue with the help of below solutions mentioned.

1.      Turn On Hey Siri on IOS 16

If you wish to use your iPhone hands by Siri commands, you must have enabled Hey Siri option under Settings on iOS 16. If this option is turned off and you start commanding Hey Siri Hey Siri, she won’t listen. So, it would help if you went to Settings > Siri & Search > turn toggle on next to the “Listen for Hey Siri” option.

2.      Turn On Internet Connection

As we know that Siri uses internet connection to follow your voice commands. Hence, when you try to talk to the Siri while the internet connection is turned off, then you should make sure that your iPhone mobile date is turned on or the device is connected to the stable Wifi network to use Siri on iOS 16.

3.      Enable “Allow Siri When Locked”

When you iPhone is locked and you try to command Siri, it will not listen to you if “Allow Siri When Locked” options is disabled. Therefore, you need to ensure that this option is turned on by heading to Settings > Siri & Search > turn toggle next to “Allow Siri When Locked”.

4.      Check For Siri Content Restrictions

To restrict or use Siri for Web Search Content and Explicit Language, iOS 16 has the Siri option under the Content Restrictions option. So you should remove the restrictions by allowing Siri under Settings > Screen Time > Content & Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Siri and allow each options.

5.      Change Siri Language and Voice

Changing Siri language and voice also helps many users to get rid of Siri not working on iOS 16 update. To change Siri language, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Language > Switch to English UK. To change Siri’s voice, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Voice > Select American and Voice 2.

Siri Not Working iOS 16: Fixed!

Turning oTurning on Hey Siri or enabling an internet connection lets you fix iOS 16 Siri not working issue and allow to start using Siri on iPhone. Did it work for you? Do you know any other working solution? Don’t hesitate to share with us in the comment section.

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