Four Ways on How to Fix Hey Siri Not Working on iOS 12

If you have faced with the problem of hey Siri not working after update to iOS 12 on your iPhone 6s/7/8 (Plus)/X/XS (Max)/XR, then this post will be of help. Keep reading to know how to fix hey Siri not working on iOS 12.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Sep. 21, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 26, 2018
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Apple has released the new iOS 12 operating system, which would make your iPhone and iPad faster, more responsive and more delightful. One of the amazing features of iOS 12 is Siri shortcuts. It allows Siri to complete complex tasks with a single voice command. Generally, all voice command to Siri starts with a “Hey Siri”, which wakes Siri up and brings users to the next step. But sometimes when you repeating “Hey Siri” for several times, it gives no response and is not opening on your iPhone. Then how to fix this problem when hey Siri not working on iOS 12? Don’t worry, this is what this post is going to show you about, keep reading and figure it out.

How to Fix Hey Siri Not Working

If your Siri has no response towards your command, please check the following issues first.

If your Siri still has no response to your command after checking all the issues above, please try the following steps to fix “Hey Siri” not working problem.

Refresh Hey Siri on iOS 12

When you first use Siri, it will require you to say “Hey Siri” for many times to finish the set up process. If Hey Siri not working after you have updated to iOS 12, you might need to refresh Hey Siri. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, go to Settings > Siri & Search. Turn off Listen for “Hey Siri” first and then turn it on to reset “Hey Siri”.

Refresh Hey Siri on iOS 12

Refresh Hey Siri on iOS 12

Check that Restrictions aren’t on for Siri

As updated to a higher version of operating system, small changes might happen to your settings. Make sure you haven’t disable Siri in Restrictions. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps to check if you have disabled Siri in Restriction. If you have, turn Siri on.

Check that Restrictions aren’t for Siri

Check that Restrictions aren’t for Siri

Check Your Microphone

Sometimes Siri does not respond might because of hardware issue, for example the microphone. So check the microphone by testing Dictation function in keyboard, see if the problem is with microphone.

Restart Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Sometimes problems of electronic products can be simply solved by just restarting the device. So if you don’t find the hardware issue, try to restart your device.

On iPhone 6s or previous models, long press and hold the power button and the Home button for the same time. Wait until the slider appear on the screen. Drag the slider from left to right to restart your iPhone.

On iPhone 7 or later models, press and hold the power button and volume down button till the slider appear. Drag the slider from left to right to restart your iPhone.

Restart Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Restart Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

The Bottom Line

All the above is about how to fix Hey Siri not working on iOS 12. Hope you could solve your problem after reading this article. If you have tried all these steps and still got no response of your Siri, contact Apple for a more professional help.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.

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