Siri Not Working iOS 13.2.2/12/iOS 12.4 on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch: Siri cant Hear me issues

Siri not Working in iOS 12 fixed error (1)

Now Siri becomes a most useful and important role for the iOS Device’s users running on iOS 13/iOS 12 or later. New Siri Shortcut and Siri Shortcut suggestions help to create a new custom shortcut for the home accessories and other pitfalls. Apple’s new AI Siri concept on Build custom Intents and workflows for Siri at first from your Settings app.

No matter new updates releases with handy features, somehow this updates causes severe issues like Siri not working after updating to iOS 12 to iOS 13, Siri doesn’t listen and more. However, we are now habituated with all these bugs which come as a compliment with new iOS updates. As usual, we will try to fix Siri not working in iOS 13/iOS 12 in iPhone and iPad with few quick fixes. If you are facing more problems in iOS 12 like “Wi-Fi not working in iOS” or “AirDrop not working in iOS” then you can visit that post and get solutions to errors in minutes.

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Siri not Working in iOS 12 fixed error (1)

Your iPhone not laying down otherwise Siri will not work [iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s models], Command Work only while on charge.


Siri Not Available: You’ll Need to Connect to the internet First

Siri must need the internet connection and Works either Mobile or Cellular Data or WiFi internet. Double check iOS 12 WiFi is not working, How to fix.

iPhone 6S/6S Plus or later model can activate Siri using Hey Siri on any position and activity screen, not on Charge or all.


Where to Add Siri Shortcuts on iOS 12/iOS 13? isn’t Add New Siri Shortcuts.

1: Go to the “Settings app” on iPhone, iPad.
2: Next, Tap on “Siri & Search“.

Siri & Search in iPhone settings

3: Here’s First Section for “Add Shortcuts for things you frequently do so you can get them done just by asking Siri”.

Tap on “More Shortcuts” to get ideas and find which activity are you doing more like, Browser the Safari, Clock, Photos – View Albums, Mail inbox, Third-Party app message (Are you using “KAYAK”, Make Shortcut like “what are my travel plans”), Phone, Weather and more.

Siri Shortcuts add on iPhone


Fix 1: Verify Siri is enabled by pressing the Home button, Side Button or Hey Siri

When you press the home button and you find out that Siri not working after updating to iOS 12/iOS 13. Then before trying any other fix, you must check that Siri is enabled by pressing the home button in the settings.

How Does Hey Siri Work: Siri on iOS Device, Mac and Apple Watch we can call using your Voice command “Hey Siri”. Setup is required Your Voice tone. First Setup this and Keeps enabled Hey Siri on your iOS device, Mac or Apple Watch and Homepod.

Mac: Enable Ask Siri on Mac, Go to Apple Menu > System Preference > Siri > Enable Ask Siri. And Setup correct by use Siri Shortcut, Voice Feedback and more.

Apple Watch automatically activates once you Enable on iPhone, iPad and Paired with apple watch.

HomePod: Find Your HomePod in Home app. Setup Hey Siri on HomePod from iPhone, iPad’s Home app > Go to HomePod Details > listen For “Hey Siri“.

Step #1: Go to “Settings” and open “General”.
Step #2: Tap “Accessibility” and open “Home Button” on iPhone 8/8 Plus and Earlier. “Side button” on iPhone X or later

Side Button Settings for Siri on iPhone

Step #3: Select “Siri” below “PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK” category.

Site Button or Home button Press and Hold to Speak Siri


Fix 2: Enable Hey Siri in iOS 12/iOS 13 on your iPhone/iPad

We usually wake up the Siri by speaking “Hey Siri”. Eventually, you end up with the issue that Hey Siri not working and Siri won’t talk. So we will check that you have enabled the “Hey Siri” option.

Step #1: Launch “Settings” from the Home Screen.
Step #2: Tap “Siri & Search”.
Step #3: Turn on “Hey Siri”.

Enable Hey Siri on iPhone
Enable Hey Siri on iPhone

There is one more option available, if you want to wake up Siri in lock screen then turn on “Allow Siri When Locked” from the same settings. Yet, Siri is not working in iPhone/iPad then keep trying below fixes.


Fix 3: Re-Enable Dictation on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 12/iOS 13

If you want to use Siri in your iPhone then Dictation must be toggled on. In case the Dictation is enabled and still, the Siri is not listening in iOS 12/iOS 13 than disable and enable Dictation. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open “Settings” in an iOS device.
  2. Tap “General”
  3. Next Scroll to Keyboard and then turn toggle on/Green “Enable Dictation”.
Enable Dictation for Hey Siri on iPhone
Enable Dictation for Hey Siri on iPhoneEnable Dictation for Hey Siri on iPhone

Also Make Sure Siri Dictation is restricted under the Screen Time

  1. To Enable Dictation under the Restrictions on iOS device,
  2. Go to the Settings app on iPhone.
  3. Next Tap on Screen Time and Scroll to Content & privacy Restrictions.
  4. Now, Tap on Allowed Apps.
  5. Here’s the toggle for Siri & Dictation. Enable toggle to green.
Enable Siri Dictation in Screen Time on iPhone
Enable Siri Dictation in Screen Time on iPhone

First of all, disable and force close settings and then again follow the steps and enable Dictation in iPhone.


Fix 4: Check Wi-Fi or Cellular connection

Siri works only if your iPhone/iPad is connected with a strong Wi-Fi connection or cellular connection. The Wi-Fi connection is interrupted then you have to face Siri not working situation in your device. Alternatively, you can switch Wi-Fi to a cellular network or vice versa to activate Siri.


Fix 5: Force Restart iPhone/iPad

Restarting iPhone is an evergreen method to fix if your iPhone causes some issues and so we will try to fix Siri not talking back and Siri doesn’t listen and many other Siri related issue with this quick fix.

  • For iPhone XS Max/ XS/ XR/ X/ iPhone 8Plus/8

Step #1: Press and release the “Volume Up” key.

Step #2: Press and release the “Volume Down” key.

Step #3: Hold down the “Side button” until you see the Apple logo.

  • For iPhone 7/7Plus

Step #1: Press and hold the “Volume Down” button and “Power button” and release when you encounter Apple logo on the screen.

  • For other iPhone/iPad

Step #1: Press and hold “Home button” and “Power button” together for 10seconds until Apple logo appears on iPhone/iPad.

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