Siri not working – troubleshooting

Several users have reported that Siri software does not always work.

How to fix Siri problems

If you are having problems with Siri, you may try the following steps to resolve your issue:

  1. Make sure that that your iPhone 4S is connected to the Internet
  2. Make sure that Siri is enabled (Settings > General > Siri)
  3. Make sure that Siri is set to the correct language (Settings > General > Siri > Language)
  4. Some of the Siri features require you to use Location Services. You may want to turn on Location Services (Settings > Location Services)
  5. Disable Siri (tap Settings->General>Siri), then turn your iPhone off and on and re-enable Siri again
  6. If the above steps do not work, try reseting all settings on your iPhone. To do that tap, Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings. Note that this will remove all settings and preferences. But your data (apps, songs etc) will not be deleted.


  1. K Richards says

    Siri is not working on my phone. Has been unable to answer
    any questions for the past two days. I tried all of the troubleshooting
    suggestions and it didn’t help.

  2. AmstonLynn says

    My Siri just stopped working, and my voice texting would also not work…I tried the above and had to “Reset All Settings” which seems to have fixed the problem… but had to set up the whole iphone again which is kind of a pain. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again!

  3. Fred says

    My phone just days old when Siri died. The microphone blinks as I talk indicating that the phone recognizes the microphone, but Siri says things like, “I don’t understand what you said,” or “Uh Oh. We have a problem.” or “Sorry, I didn’t get that.” I went through the process of disabling then re-enabling Siri and that worked for ONE use then she died again. I disabled and re-enabled again with no success the second time. Then I wiped out ALL my settings as suggested in step #6 and STILL no Siri. Angry with my $600 phone that is only days old.

  4. Sandra says

    I’ve had my iPhone 4S for a week now and Siri has NEVER worked. Makes me miss my Droid … at least EVERYTHING on it worked (for over 2yrs)

  5. Cole Beaver says

    I have my iPad mini which is out of the case of the iPhone but I’d like someone that knows how to fix it but I don’t so if anyone could text me at and send me address,city,name,etc please, and if that doesn’t work then could someone tell me how to do it thanx

  6. Sergei says

    I also had a problem with Siri on my iPhone5 as described above. Resetting all settings fixed it . Settings/ general/ reset

  7. Jerome Henwood says

    Siri had yhe ability to dhitvfown at the decresion PF of the software interpretation of replys I told siri dhexwas stupid and wasting mybyomecwith web searches I did not ask for she replied i ” it was time for the quiet time game and shut down I had to power off and reset to get I phone to work this is a violation of my privacy acting without authorization it must stop siri should only be permitted to take any action without specific inquiries any moralistic judgement causing interruption of function or violation of privacy by presenting information not requested. It is not cute or an expression or pseudo human is tic behavior Sri is a software program that interacts by gollowong instructions not internally generated actions I suggest siri the option should be inundated with comments that she is a BITCH that word used as a intransitive verb describing that useing SIRI is otoblmstic and cause’s confusion and problems phone calls have been made not requested a flagrant violation of my privacy and the unsolicited recipient
    SIRI is a bitch very difficult that is …. To work with and have our audio input misinterpreted in a way this can be interpreted as passive aggressive behavior of the developers who. Abuse thier access to our orivate information By turning on SIRI we give tacid approval to allow apple to interpret and take any action useing our device to connect to any address on the www So I suggest everybone who has access to siri sendchercthe conclusion that yes SiRI is a bitch 150,000,000 messages to siri starring thatcsiribis a bitch mightblimitbthe autonomy ofvthe program that can trigger invasions of privacy simply validated by the normative interpretation of audio interpretation

    If we are to play this game with apple let’s take charge and force the program SIRI
    To do our bidding by following instructions only no random internet searches based on word associated input
    Siri is a bitch yes extremely

    Ha! Ask Robert denireo and
    Christopher walkins

  8. LA Bryer says

    I have the iphone 6 plus, IOS version 8.2, and have tried every combination available to fix Siri and voice to text but to no avail Siri is still broken. This is crazy!!!

  9. Zardasht says

    My siri stopped working , I know I dropped the phone 2 weeks ago and last time I used siri was a month ago, so I don’t know is it because the drop or some technical issue, I tried every thing however no respond from siri!!!

  10. Majordemo says

    was having the same issue with Siri as most people. Discovered that you may edit text in Siri. Highlight the edit box then delete text. Then, make your request of Siri. It should work. Seems the edit box does not always automatically highlight itself so that text may not be entered into it either by voice or by keyboard.

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