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How to Fix Siri Problems on iPhone



The iPhone has gotten better and better with each new iteration, but Siri somehow tends to stay the same. Here’s how to fix Siri problems on iPhone and get the virtual assistant that you deserve.

Siri has been around a while now; certainly enough time for Apple to polish it up and smooth the hard edges down. However, it still has its problems, and many users definitely know them well.

Siri can be really useful at times, especially when your hands are full or your just too lazy to perform a  task on your iPhone. However, sometimes Siri just doesn’t work as intended and it can be really frustrating, especially when you’re in a hurry or just can’t be bothered with a malfunctioning virtual assistant.

Read: How To Turn On Hey Siri On Your iPhone with iOS 9

There are times when Siri may have misheard you or just plain didn’t work when you activated the feature but it didn’t recognize anything you said. Plus, there are other problems like Bluetooth and Siri not working too well together, or having an audio cable plugged in and Siri doesn’t work at all.

It’s likely you’ve come across these problems before more than once. That’s probably why you’re here right now, but the good news is that there are a few ways to fix these problems.

Here’s how to fix Siri problems on the iPhone and get back the virtual assistant that you first fell in love with so many years ago.

Turn Siri Off and Back On

Turn Siri Off and Back On

Sometimes it just works and it sounds crazy, but turning off Siri and then turning it back on may just be the simple trick that's needed in order to for Siri to function properly if it's experiencing a meltdown of some kind.

To turn off Siri, go into Settings and navigate to General > Siri. From there, tap on the toggle switch next to Siri at the top to turn Siri off. You’ll get a warning saying what this will do and that it will also turn off Siri on your Apple Watch if you have one. Confirm by tapping Turn Off Siri.

Once it’s turned off, wait a few seconds to complete and then flip the toggle switch again to turn it back on. This will also turn Siri back on on your Apple Watch.

This trick could fix any lingering problems you've been having with Siri.



  1. A.B

    02/18/2016 at 5:25 am

    Great tip. Thanks

  2. David Frei

    03/07/2016 at 9:11 am

    Help. Siri suddenly could not make phone calls or take memos. “Oh oh, I can’t make your phone call.” Did all the turn off, reset, etc. Apple even replaced the phone. Worked for a while, but now back to the same. Still looking for solutions, but now also looking for some app that can do what Siri did instead.

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