Siri Not Available in iOS 11/11.1/11.2? Fixed Here!

Are you meeting the Siri not available or not working after iOS 11, iOS 11.1 or iOS 11.2? If so, read this post and refer to the six top effective tips to quickly fix Siri not available in iOS 11.

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Sofia Albert updated on Jul 28, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

"I have updated my iPhone 6S to the latest iOS 111.2 last night and the device works well at the very beginning. While, this morning, when I want to use Siri to make a call, the “Siri Not Available” occurs on the screen and I am very confused as I haven't change any settings on my iPhone. Any effective suggestion? Thanks!" - A user from Apple Discussion

iOS 11 does bring us a series of surprises and makes iPhone the greater smartphone than ever, like the highly-customized Control Center to manage your iPhone more personalized, Files app brings all your files together to browse, search and organize; more intuitive Multitasking to open and move apps and the Drag and Drop feature on iPad to move text, photos, and files from one app to another. However, some unexpected issues occur along with the breakthroughs in iOS 11, and Siri Not available is one of the frequently reported problems. Many users have said that Siri not available in iOS 11 occurs from time to time on their iPhone 7 or iPhone7 and they can't pinpoint the reason, which has bothered them a lot. Don't fret anymore, in this text, we will troubleshoot this issue by offering you the 6 top easy and effective methods to fix Siri not available in iOS 11.

6 top tips to fix Siri not available in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Siri has become a more personal and intelligent assistant. And through advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence, Siri can send a message, set a time, be your personal translator and more. Therefore, you can abandon Siri and do try to fix Siri not available in iOS 11 to make it helpful. Read on and try solutions below one by one.

1. Make sure the Siri is on

Many problems happen just because of careless settings. Don't ignore this, you may just forget to turn Siri on and the Siri not available occur.

Go to "Settings" > "Siri" and make sure the "Hey Siri" feature is on.

2. Check the network is connected or not

If there is no Wi-Fi or cellular connection on your iPhone, the Siri won't work no matter in iOS 11, 11.1 or 11.2 when you run it. And poor network connection may be the reason for many other matters, like the GPS not working in iOS 11 or the iMessage not working.

Go to "Settings" and tap "WLAN" or "Cellular" to check the network.

3. Check and clean Microphone on iPhone

If the microphone on your iPhone is obstructed or damaged, the Siri might can't hear you. Then you need to clean the apertures of the microphone. If the Siri still doesn't work, you can change your earphones, if works, then you have to repair your iPhone microphone at Apple Store.

4. Restart your iPhone

iPhone restart can fix many software running related problems, such as the notification not working in iOS 11, screen recording won't work or even AirDrop not working.

Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button until the red slider shows up, then drag the "slider to power off". After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.        

5. Reset all settings

As an iOS updating may cause some settings changing unnoticeable and makes your iPhone won't work properly, including the Siri not available problem. Then, you just need to reset all settings on your iPhone and the issue may be fixed, which won't cause any data loss on your device.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset All Settings". Then, set up Siri once again.


6. Update to the latest iOS version

If the Siri not available in iOS 11 is caused by iOS bugs, the effective way to solve this issue is to update your iOS to the latest version, which has fixed the bugs occur on the previous version.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" > check whether there is a new version or not. If yes, tap "Download and Install" to start to install the latest iOS 11 version on your iPhone.

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how to back up iPhone to PC - step 3