Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, is still far from perfect. It has been over 10 years since its release and it is constantly being improved with each update. Siri is a virtual assistant included in Apple Inc’s iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, tvOS, and audioOS operating systems. The assistant answers questions, makes suggestions and performs activities by delegating requests to a collection of Internet services using spoken questions and a natural language user interface. Siri keeps your information private and secure, and the most used feature on any iOS device.
Siri is a major reason why everyone loves iPhone; all you have to do is say the words “hey Siri, it’s me” and boom, you have a smart virtual assistant at your service that’s not just limited to your iPhone, but every other iOS device in your home. But there are days when Siri just doesn’t work properly. If you’re having trouble with Siri, especially after updating your iPhone to iOS 16, it could be because of a technical issue with your device as it almost never experiences any issues unless it has a hardware issue. If you are experiencing an issue where Siri is not working properly and getting messages that something went wrong, there could be many other reasons like network connectivity or microphone issues. So before jumping to any conclusion, take a look at the few steps below and see if that solves your Siri problem.
There are several possibilities why you are having trouble with Siri.
1. The servers that power Siri are offline or experiencing issues.
2. Your internet connection is not working properly.
3. Your smartphone is jailbroken and the Siri files got corrupted.
4. The microphone on your smartphone is broken.
5. Siri can’t hear you because you speak too softly or too fast.
How to fix Siri went wrong iOS 16 problem?
1. Turn on Hey Siri. in
If Siri isn’t working, make sure Hey Siri is turned on. For some reason, this option may have been disabled preventing you from opening Siri via voice command. To enable it, go to Settings > General > Siri > Hey Siri > Enable.
If it is already on but still not working, try turning it off and on again.
2. Siri Feedback Settings
If Siri is not responding to you, you should also check Siri Voice Feedback settings. Just go to Settings, select Siri & Search and then Spoken feedback. Tap it and choose Always on. As a result, even if you turn off the ring switch, Siri will always provide spoken feedback.
3. Check your device’s microphone
If your iPhone’s microphones fail, Siri may not hear or respond to you. Make sure the microphones are clean and clear. We recommend cleaning the microphones with an extremely soft toothbrush and removing any screen protectors or covers that may cover the microphone before trying Siri again.
4. Siri server may not work
If the Apple Server is not available, Siri will not work properly. You can check the Apple Support System Status page to see if Siri is not available. If so, just wait for Apple to fix the problem.
5. Turn off the power saving mode
When the power saving mode is turned on, several apps like Hey Siri don’t work properly to reduce the amount of power iPhone consumes. When your iPhone is in power saving mode, Hey Siri will not reply. You need to turn it off by going to Settings > Battery > Power Saving Mode > Power Off.
6. Disable Location Service
Some searches, such as directions or the weather, require Siri to know your current location. So for Siri to work properly, you need to enable Location Services. While using the app, select Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Siri & Dictation. If your location service is turned on, you can try turning it off and then turning it back on.
7. Reset Network Settings
Overall, this method will quickly fix any network connectivity issues that could be affecting Siri issue. However, there is one drawback: the entire network is reset. In other words, the Wi-Fi password and settings will be removed.
8. Restart your device
Restarting your device will definitely work if there is no issue related to hardware or connectivity. Restarting your device should be the last resort you can try. If bugs get in the way, restarting your device can fix those minor issues that are causing problems.
That’s it, folks! If you are still getting the same message that something went wrong while using Siri after following the above solutions, then contact Apple Support without further ado. You can go to the Apple Store or contact Apple Support online for the help you need.
Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.