After the added all possible stuff in Mac OS X EI Capitan. Apple has introduced renamed OS X called macOS Sierra with Siri integration. Since now Siri is a new multitasking feature for the Mac users and it’s a flagship one among all new features of macOS sierra. So obviously, all Mac users are not familiar about on how to use Siri on Mac and why Siri does not work after the update? I mean if you’re a one having an issue for talk to Siri not working on macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra? So we have a list of troubleshooting that will guide you how to do fix speak to Siri issue on Mac easily.
Please Note: To Activate Siri on Mac – Requires a broadband Internet connection and microphone (built-in or external).
Easiest Guide to Fix Siri not working on MacOS Sierra, MacOS High Sierra – macOS 10.12, 10.13 on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, MacMini
By default Siri icon ships on Dock after the Finder icon and top Menu bar of your Mac laptop (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook) and iMac desktop. You can also create a shortcut key to talk to Siri on Mac. Even though, still read here given fixes. Before get started provided steps, you must check out internet connection on your Mac device.
Fix 1. Is your Mac System has latest macOS? – Check out here
Know Current Installed MacOS: Click on Apple logo on top menu bar – Select Software Update.
Available update, If any. You must update it. After update completed, try again to wake up Siri, if Siri issue persists on Mac though continue following steps. Hope that would be clear your disappointed problem.
Check for new updates in MacOS
Apple Seed new MacOS update on particular time interval with new improved features and bug fix. New Updates always optimize your Mac performance that quickly opens Siri.
Latest Update for Mac Users running is MacOS High Sierra.
Step 1: Open App Store on Mac.
Step 2: Next, Click on Update tab from top tab.
Restart Required before to start the update, Please save your work or use handoff continuity features.
Fix 2. Check out Siri is enabled on your Mac
Step 1. Open the Settings on your Mac.
Step 2. Choose System Preferences.
Step 3. Click on Siri next to the Parental controls.
Now make sure Enable Siri mark is checked. Also, you can also see in Siri Pane like Language, Siri Voice, Mic Input, etc. Since do set all things up in the correct manner. (below picture is a source to enable/ disable Siri on Macbook)
Fix 3: Try below troubleshooting:
Apparently, maybe your notification center process is disabled for some reason, I’ve enabled it via terminal by typing:
launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist
After that, I disabled and enabled Siri via the settings menu, and it seems to be working now.
None of the above ways worked in your case, though please restart your Mac and try again to Activate Siri. Hope now talk to Siri helps you get things done, just by asking, Find files on your Mac, Check the weather, Detect a note and more.
Fix 4: Siri Required Internet connection
Siri is not offline, So we need Good internet connection via WAN or WiFi network. Check the Internet is turned on from the browser.
Are you looking for using Siri on Mac? For Below reasons
- Enable Hey Siri on Mac – Activate Siri using voice command on Mac
- Enable Type to Siri on Mac, MacOS High Sierra – Siri not answering correctly or unable to understand your voice speak tone or language then use Type to Siri inlace for voice feature.
- Enable Type to Siri on iPhone
Apple Support Did you found any clue that works on your Mac? Let’s send it in the comment box and tell us which solution helped you to resolve to talk to Siri not working on MacOS Sierra or MacOS High Sierra (macOS 10.12, 10.13).