Siri Not Working in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

Siri is one of the smartest virtual assistants and a major reason why we love the iPhone. When activated by the ‘Hey Siri’ voice command, it listens and responds to everything you say, and can even be funny. So it’s quite unfortunate when it stops responding. If you’re facing this issue of Siri not working on your iPhone or iPad, here’s how to fix it with a few different methods. Try out each one and see what works for you.

Hey Siri Not Working in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad? Let’s Fix it Right away

Turn ON/OFF ‘Hey Siri’ on iPhone

  1. Go to SettingsSiri & Search.Open Settings and Tap and Siri and Search on iPhone
  2. Toggle off the switch and wait for a minute. Then, turn it ON again and check if Siri is working properly.Turn On Hey Siri on iPhone

Restart Your Phone

Sometimes, simply rebooting your phone can easily fix the issues.

On your iPhone 8 or later, press and release volume up button → press and release volume down button → press and hold Side button until  Apple Logo Appears on the screen.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

To reboot iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, press and hold Voume down and Power button until  Apple Logo Appears on the screen.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

On your iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or earlier iPhones, press and hold home button and Power button until  Apple Logo Appears on the screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Reset Network Settings

This step will erase your saved networks and passwords, so make sure you know your network login credentials before you try this!

  1. Go to SettingsGeneral → Tap on Reset.Open Settings Tap on General and Tap on Reset on iPhone
  2. Now, Tap on Reset Network Settings → Tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm.Reset Network Settings on iPhone
  3. You’ll need to reconnect to your WiFi network and then check if Siri responds. If not, try the next steps below

Update iOS

It’s always best to have the latest version of iOS installed on your phone. It will fix not just issues with Siri but other apps too. Follow these steps:

  1. Tap on SettingsGeneral.
  2. Tap on Software Update → Tap on Download and Install (If update is available.)Open Settings Tap on General and Tap on Software Update on iPhone

Change Dictation Settings on iPhone

If you already have the latest version of iOS, there’s a possibility that Siri might not be responding due to dictation not working on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Tap on SettingsGeneral.
  2. Scroll down to Keyboards.Launch Settings Tap on General and Then Tap on Keyboard
  3. Toggle OFF Dictation, wait for a minute, and then toggle it back ON again.Turn Off and ON Dictation on iPhone

Clean the Microphone

Perhaps Siri is not working because it can’t hear you properly! Ensure that nothing is blocking the microphone of your iPhone or iPad. Clean off any dirt on it by using cotton swabs. Also, ensure that whenever you speak to Siri, be as clear and precise as possible. Don’t use over-complicated words and speak slowly so that the technology can understand you.

Contact Apple Support

If you continue to face a problem after trying these tips, it may be a good idea to get your phone checked out by Apple Support.

Wrapping up…

Well, we hope these tips have been useful and helped you fix any problems with Siri not responding on your iPhone or iPad. Let us know what worked for you in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


  1. 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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