What to do when Siri doesn't listen to you anymore

What to do when Siri doesn't listen to you anymore
So there you are, with your Apple iPhone in hand, and you need to find out from Siri who did the voice of Yogi Bear. After all, you have $100 riding on the answer. As interested patrons at the bar watch intently, you call out for Siri. "Hey Siri." Nothing. "Hey Siri." Again, nothing. "Hey Siri, what the $%@! is wrong with you?" Once again, there is no response. And you watch as someone else has to whip out his phone to answer the question.

Yes, as noted by CNBC, these things happen. And when Siri stops recognizing your "Hey Siri" command, you can re-train the virtual personal assistant to once again jump at the sound of your voice. All you need to do (and this will also work on an Apple iPad) is go to Settings, scroll to Siri & Search, and toggle off and back on the "Hey Siri" option.

Once the above steps are completed, you'll be asked to say "Hey Siri" three times followed by "Hey Siri how's the weather today?" once and then, finally, "Hey Siri, it's me." Once the virtual assistant is re-trained to recognize the sound of your voice, she should be at your beck and call the next time you have $100 riding on the answer to a trivia question.

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8 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Doesn’t listen to me anymore? Smack the bitch until she gets back to her senses! What am I paying money for?!

2. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Easy. Smash that iCrap and get a Samsung Galaxy instead.

3. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I thought you'd say get an HTC lol

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Siri is hardly crap, but Google asst is way better, and Bixby is much much better at executing system commands. Siri beats Bixby at search, things like making calls, and searching the device. I’ve learned this from testing them on my personal devices...Note 9 and iPhone Max.

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

This should be a no-brainer. If something stops working, try resetting it or reinitializing it. If you have to be told to do this, then you probably have something you can't handle. Some things are just common sense.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I’ve never had Siri not respond. Is this really a problem? The only time she wouldn’t have responded would be when you have battery savings mode turned on. To conserve the battery by turning off the microphone that listens for “hey Siri” But even that’s been changed in ios12.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Siri is web based, I’ve had it not respond a ton of times. Usually it’s due to internet issues. Not a big deal normally.

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Well, if you mean respond to “hey Siri”, or respond with an answer? Because, yes when there’s no/bad internet she doesn’t do to well. But she still hears me “hey Siri” even if there’s bad internet. Just just “there’s something wrong with your internet connection” responds at times.

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