Siri Not Working on Apple Watch? Here’s How to Fix This Issue

If Siri is not working on your Apple Watch, you need to give these viable solutions a try to bring it into action again.

Siri is a great asset for Apple Watch. The personal assistant allows you to carry out a number of functionalities like quickly sending a message to your friend or instantly responding to any email. However, there are times when Siri doesn’t work properly on Apple Watch. And many of us have experienced it at some point or the other.

The issue could be due to quite a few reasons. For instance, it could be because of poor Wi-Fi connection or a miscellaneous bug. If you ever find Siri not responding on your Watch or just don’t seem to function at all, follow these solutions to troubleshoot it.

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How to Fix Siri Not Working on Apple Watch

Make Changes on Your iPhone

Ensure the network connection (cellular data or Wi-Fi) is strong. If cellular connection is weak then connect to Wi-Fi.

Turn off Siri

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Open Settings on your iOS device → Siri & Search → Turn off the switch next to Listen for Hey Siri/Press Home for Siri. Then, force reboot your iPhone.

Head over to this post to reboot your iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus and jump over here to reboot your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

On other iPhones, simply press and hold ON/OFF and Home buttons at once for about ten seconds.

Once your device has restarted, open Settings → Siri & Search → Listen for Hey Siri/Press Home for Siri and turn on the switch.

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Change the language to English on your iOS device. Settings → General → Language & Region → iPhone Language.

Make Changes on Apple Watch

Note: Try activating Siri after each solution given below.

Turn on/off the Airplane mode on your Watch

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access Control Center. Then, tap on Airplane mode to turn it on. Tap on it again to turn it off.

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When you activate Siri on your watch, you see the indicator on the screen but can’t listen to what the personal assistant speaks, or it doesn’t seem to speak, follow through this quick solution to fix it.

Turn Off/ON Siri on Apple Watch and Restart Apple Watch

  • Open Settings app on your Watch → General →Siri → Hey Siri and turn it off.
  • Simply press and hold the side button until Power Off slider appears on the screen.
  • Then, you have to drag the slider to turn off your device.

Now, press and hold the side button again until Apple logo shows up. When your Watch has restarted, open Settings app → General → Siri → Hey Siri and turn it on.

Force Restart your smartwatch

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All you have to do is just hold the digital crown and the side button for 10 seconds at the same time to force restart Apple Watch.

Reset Apple Watch to Factory Default:

It will wipe all the contents from your watch. So make sure that you have the backup of your data before you reset your Apple Watch to factory settings. To reset it, go to Settings → General → Reset → tap on “Erase all content and settings.”

Then, you have to set up your Apple Watch and pair it again with the iPhone.

Update OS on Your Apple Watch

Make sure you have already updated your paired iPhone to the latest version of iOS.

Also, ensure the watch is on its charger and is at least 50 percent charged.

Step #1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and keep the iOS device next to your watch.

Step #2. On your iPhone, launch Watch app → My Watch tab → General → Software Update.

Step #3. Now, download the update. When asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it.

Keep the smartwatch on its charger until the update is completed successfully.

Wrap up

Have these solutions worked for you in fixing the issue? Let us know that in the comments below.

Just in case, none of the aforementioned solutions have worked for you, contact Apple for help.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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