Siri Not Working on iPhone 6/6 Plus, How to Fix It?

There has been a lot of buzz right after Apple released iOS 8 with enhanced Siri for the iPhone and iPad users. Making it quite easy for the users to search anything on the go, Siri has won the hearts of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. But there are times when you might face some problems with Siri. It may either hang (Siri is not responding) your iPhone or iPad or might not start at all.

For all those who are facing such issues with Siri on their iDevices, we are going to provide some simple tricks by which you can easily get rid of such problems. Here are some of the tricks that you can try on your iPhone 6, 6 Plus or any of your iPad devices:

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How to Fix Siri Not Working on iPhone 6-6 PlusHow to Fix Siri Not Working on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Toggle Siri from Settings

If you notice that Siri is not responding quickly and you are facing problems to search a file on your iPhone or anything on the internet, just restart the Siri.

Step #1. Go to Settings → General.

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Tap on Settings General on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Siri.Tap on Siri in General iPhone SettingsStep #3. Tap on Button next to Siri to Turn it Off, wait for some time and turn it On again.Toggle Siri On Off on iPhoneBe Precise

Siri always keeps learning. The more you speak and use Siri, the more perfect the results will be. If at all Siri doesn’t respond, then your pronunciation might not be in the way Siri understands. So make sure that you be precise with what you actually want Siri to do on your iPhone 6/6 Plus.

Reset Network Settings

Now this may lose your saved Wi-Fi spots. When you reset your network setting and use Siri to search something in the browser, it may start responding and solve the problem within a fraction of seconds.

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Step #1. Go to Settings App → Tap on General.Tap on Settings General on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset Network Settings → Enter your Passcode → Tap on Reset Network Settings to Confirm.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 8Update iOS to Latest Version if Available

This might be too lengthy and time consuming trick, but it can solve two problems at a glance. You can update your iOS and also fix the Siri problem. If the problem is still not solved, you can try any one of the tricks mentioned in this blog. To check

Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.

Step #2. Tap on Software Update → Tap on Download and Install (If update is available.)Check iOS Update on iDeviceSwitch On/Off Dictation

There are possibilities that the problems might be due to dictation in your iPhone or iPad. You can switch on or off the dictation option or vice-versa to make Siri work in a perfect manner. To do that

Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.

Step #2. Scroll down to keyboards.Tap on Keyboard Settings in iPhoneStep #3. Toggle Enable Dictation and Turn it Off and Turn On again after sometime.Toggle Keyboard Dictation on iPhoneIs Hey Siri Enabled?

If Hey Siri isn’t enabled in your device, you are sure to face problems. Make sure that Hey Siri option is enabled and if it still doesn’t respond then try to restart it again. You can do that by tapping on Settings → General → Siri → Tap on Allow Hey Siri.Enable Hey Siri on iPhoneIs the Microphone Damaged?

Now this might be another reason why Siri might not work on your device. Ensure that there is no such dirt in your iPhone 6/6 Plus or iPad’s microphone or there is something which is blocking it. You can use the cotton swabs to clean them and then try to use Siri again.

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I am sure that by following anyone of the above-mentioned tricks Siri on your iPhone 6/6 plus or iPad will work much better than never before. If you have any such tricks, you can share with us on our Facebook page.

Harshil Patel
Harshil is curious to know about the latest trends and technologies. He is passionate about writing the tech news and he writes for several other tech blogs too.

6 COMMENTS

  1. you can test the microphone that siri uses by taking a video with the front camera. If you do not hear anything or just static, then the mic is bad.

  2. I push the home button to ask SIRI a question, but it doesn’t make the traditional beeping sound before she starts to dictate. All it does is show the line that moves when she hears you say something. Almost like there’s a Bluetooth connection somewhere, but not close enough to hear you speak. I turned BLuetooth off. No difference. Speaker works, Mic records sound with videos. Something else must be the problem, in order to do the trick.

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