Siri Not Working in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad? Fixes Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Want to activate Siri and only to find it's not working on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 11? No matter it's new iPhone 8/iPhone X running iOS 11 or other iPhones after iOS 11 update, you can apply the potential fixed provides in this article to cope with the "Siri not working on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11" problem. Besides, solutions to problems like "touch screen not working in iOS 11" are also provided. If you happen to encounter the issue, learn the solutions from the related article to help yourself out. Follow the tips below to learn how to fix the problem "Siri not working in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad".

How to fix Siri Not Working on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11

Fix 1: Check whether Siri is enabled by pressing Home button

If you try to awake Siri by pressing and holding the Home button and find Siri not working, you should go to check whether you have enabled Siri using the Home button. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and choose Siri under PRESS AND HOLD TO SPEAK section.

Fix 2: Enable Hey Siri on your iOS 11 devices

When you speak "Hey Siri" and find Siri not responding? You can go to check whether you have turned on "Hey Siri" option. How to check it? Go to Settings > Siri & Search and toggle on Listen for "Hey Siri". Want to awake Siri when your iPhone is locked? You can also switch on Allow Siri When Locked under Siri & Search. Still can't fix the "Siri not working on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11" issue? Keep trying the solutions below.

Fix 3: Re-enable Dictation on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11

Using Siri requires you to turn on Dictation on your iPhone/iPad. If the Siri not working on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 11, you can re-turn on Dictation to have a try. Go to Settings > General > Enable Dictation, toggle it off and then switch it on again.

Fix 4: Check WiFi connection on your iPhone/iPad

Siri uses wireless data to work. Thus if you are using cellular data or WiFi not working on your iPhone/iPad, you may get the result "Siri not working". Switch to WiFi networks if you are using cellular data when you want to activate Siri. While it's something wrong with your WiFi connection, learn how to fix it from the related article.

Fix 5: Force Restart your iPhone/iPad

This method is the commonest way to solve the problems on iPhone. For example, you can force restart your iPhone to fix the problem "multitasking not working in iOS 11 on iPad". The issue "Siri not working on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 is" is no exception. How to force restart iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X? Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (Side button) until you see the Apple logo.


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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if a pop-up appears. Open EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" pattern in the main interface. To back up your iPhone photos, contacts and other important apps data, click "Next" to start.

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Step 2. MobiMover will read and load all the iPhone files for you to preview. You can change the default location C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other preferred locations in advance. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while transferring. You can open the exported pictures and videos directly. The contacts and messages are saved as a .html file, you need to open it by a web browser and check details on the web page.

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