Since I bought the new iPhone 13, I often use Siri to manage my daily tasks and use the device hands-free. But it has become annoying because Siri iOS 16 is not working properly. At first I thought there was something wrong with my commands or the device. Still, I later found out that after iOS 16 update area, many users also complained about iOS 16 Siri and dictation not working.
We have also seen many users reporting the same issue with various quotes like “Hey Siri not working on iOS 16”, “Siri not working on iOS 16 CarPlay”, “Siri not working on iPhone 13” or “Siri and dictation are not working not on iOS 16” etc. Don’t worry, here we have listed every working solution to fix iOS 16 Siri not working issue.
How to fix Siri not working iOS 16 problem on iPhone
Let’s try to solve this problem using the solutions below.
1. Enable Hey Siri on iOS 16
To use your iPhone hands with Siri commands, you must have the Hey Siri option enabled under Settings on iOS 16. If this option is disabled and you start commanding Hey Siri Hey Siri, she won’t listen. So it would help if you go to Settings > Siri & Search > Enable toggle next to “Listen for Hey Siri” option.
2. Enable internet connection
As we know Siri uses internet connection to track your voice commands. Therefore, when you try to talk to the Siri with the internet connection turned off, make sure that your iPhone’s cellular date is turned on or the device is connected to the stable Wi-Fi network to use Siri on iOS 16.
3. Enable “Allow Siri when locked”.
When your iPhone is locked and you try to command Siri, it won’t listen to you if the “Allow Siri When Locked” option is turned off. That’s why you need to make sure this option is enabled by going to Settings > Siri & Search > flip the switch next to “Allow Siri when locked”.
4. Check for Siri content restrictions
To restrict or use Siri for web search content and explicit language, iOS 16 has Siri option under Content Restrictions option. So you need to remove the restrictions by allowing Siri under Settings > Screen Time > Content & Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Allow Siri and each option.
5. Change Siri language and voice
Changing Siri language and voice also helps many users to get rid of Siri not working on iOS 16 update. To change the Siri language, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Language > Switch to English UK. To change Siri’s voice, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Voice > Select American and Voice 2.
Siri Not Working iOS 16: Fixed!
By turning on Hey Siri or enabling internet connection, you can solve the problem of iOS 16 Siri not working and you can start using Siri on iPhone. Did it work for you? Do you know of another working solution? Don’t hesitate to share with us in the comment section.