In this guide, we will make you aware of a couple of workarounds that could help you fix the issue of iOS 17 Siri not working on HomePod/HomePodOS 17. The seventeenth iteration of the OS has recently been rolled ot by the Cupertino giant, bringing a slew of intriguing goodies to the fore. Some of the noteworthy ones include updated, Messages, Phones, and FaceTime, Interactive widgets, Standby Mode, Contact Posters, and changes to Siri.
If we take about the last one, then there has been a minor yet nifty change to Apple’s virtual assistant. Instead of saying hey Siri, you could only now invoke it via Siri. While it might not sound like a significant change on paper, but for users like us who use the assistant many times throughout the day, it will end up saving quite some time and effort. Unfortunately, the same thought might not be echoed by the users owing Apple’s speakers.
This is because numerous HomePod and HomePod Mini users have voiced their concern that the Siri command does not involve the assistant for them and they still have to say Hey Siri. This is happening in spite of the fact that they have updated their device to the latest iOS 17. Moreover, even the Home App only gives them the option to choose Hey Siri and there’s no trace of Siri. If you are also facing a similar issue then this guide will help you rectify it. Follow along.
iOS 17 Fix: Siri not working on HomePod/HomePodOS 17
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.
FIX 1: Tweak Home Siri Settings
- Launch the Home app, select your HomePod, and go to its Accessory Details.
- Then scroll to Siri and select “Listen for ‘Siri’ and tap on the ‘>’ icon next to it.
- It will open a sub-menu, select “Listen for Hey Siri and Siri” from there.
FIX 2: Change Siri Language
The next workaround that is spelling out success for some users involves changing the Siri language to English (US) and doing the same in the HomePod as well. As far as the firmer is concerned, you could change Siri’s language from Settings > Siri & Search > Language. Talking about changing Siri language in HomePod, you need to launch the Home app > go to the Language or Siri Voice section > change the language.
That’s it. These were the tweaks that might help you fix the issue of iOS 17 Siri [instead of the usual Hey Siri] not working on HomePod/HomePodOS 17.. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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