Apple’s virtual helper, Siri is getting smarter and more useful every time Apple releases a new software update. This year, Siri has got a lot of improvements in iOS 11 and watchOS 4, allowing users to do a lot more things with their devices. You now can ask Siri to send messages, respond to email, answer incoming calls and even more.
A lot of Apple Watch owners have reported that Siri stops working on their wearable device. This could be any reason for why Apple’s personal assistant fails to work properly on your smartwatch, ranging from issues with your internet connection to bugs or glitches.
In this guide, we have a few tricks that help you fix Siri not working issue on your Apple Watch. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of watchOS (watchOS 3 or newer). If you are not, update your device first.
How to fix Siri not working on your Apple Watch
Turn off Siri on your iPhone
If Siri stops working on your Apple Watch, try disabling it on your iPhone. The process is pretty simple, as you simply need to head to Settings > Siri & Search and turn off the switch for Listen for Hey Siri/Press Home for Siri. Once you are done, reboot your iPhone.
If you now own an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, the method used to reboot your device is slightly different. Here is how.
Step one: Press and quickly release the Volume up button
Step two: Once you are done, press the Volume down button and quickly release it. After that, hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
Once your iPhone finishes booting up, open the Settings app and turn on Siri on your iPhone.
Turn on Airplane mode and turn it off on your Apple Watch
Airplane mode may cause Siri to stop working on your Apple Watch. If the above-mentioned solution fails to work for you, try turning on Airplane and then turn it back off. If you need help, make sure you check out our guide below.
First off, you need to open up Control Center on your device. To do this, just simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then tap on Airplane mode disable it. Once you are done, wait for a few seconds and turn it off.
If that won’t help, turn off Siri and turn it back on. After that, restart your Apple Watch. To do this, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo. Once your watch finishes rebooting, turn on Siri.
Reset your watch to default settings
Resetting your watch to its default settings may help fix a lot of issues. Following this method, your watch’s settings will go back to its default status, meaning that your personal data is safe. To do this, head to Settings > General > Reset and hit Erase all content and settings.
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