If Siri isn't working on your iPhone

Check a few settings on your iPhone to make sure that Siri is set up to listen for your voice and respond to your requests.

Turn on "Siri" or "Hey Siri"

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

If you don't see Siri & Search in your Settings, restart your iPhone. If Siri & Search doesn't appear after the restart, check your VPN settings. Some VPN profiles might not allow use of Siri.

Set up Siri to recognize your voice

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

If you can't hear Siri

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Tap Siri Responses. 
  4. Tap Prefer Spoken Responses to hear Siri speak responses, even when Silent mode is turned on.

You can also change Siri's speaking volume and speed

Get more help with Siri

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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