If "Hey Siri" isn't working on your iPhone or iPad

If Siri doesn't respond when you say "Hey Siri," here are a few things to check.

Check if "Hey Siri" is on

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. From here, make sure the following settings are turned on:
    • Listen for "Hey Siri" 
    • Allow Siri When Locked

Set up "Hey Siri" to help Siri recognise your voice

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Turn off Listen for "Hey Siri” and then turn it back on.
  4. When the Set Up "Hey Siri" screen appears, tap Continue.
  5. Say each command that you see on your screen.
  6. Tap Done.

If Siri still isn't responding

  • By default, Siri won't respond when your device is face down or covered unless you go to Settings > Accessibility > Siri and turn on Always Listen for "Hey Siri".
  • If Lower Power Mode is turned on for your iPhone, you can't use "Hey Siri".

Get help with Siri on your other devices

Siri availability, features, and commands varies by language, and country and region. Learn which Siri features are supported in your country or region.

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