Listen For Siri Not Available On iPhone In iOS 17? (Fix!)

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Listen for Siri not working iOS 17?

Listen for Siri not available on iPhone after iOS 17 update? You’re still only able to summon with the classic “Hey Siri” command? Just “Siri” won’t wake your virtual assistant? You’re not the only one in this situation!

Listen For Siri Not Available In iOS 17?

This issue has been reported by Ace:

“Not able to use “Siri” instead of “Hey Siri” as advertised in the keynote! Is there a hidden setting that i need to trigger?”

We managed to replicate this behavior and have found similar complaints on Reddit:

“My settings is missing the option for me to just activate Siri by saying ‘Siri’. Anyone has the same issue? Is it a bug or something?”

Important: This shortcoming isn’t a bug, but an iOS 17 limitation. This new feature is currently only available for iPhones configured to use the English language.

More exactly: English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.) on iPhone and on AirPods Pro 2 as stated by Apple.

How To Enable Listen For Siri In iOS 17?

If you own an iPhone that’s set to one of the English languages mention above proceed as follows:
listen for siri or hey siri ios 17

  • 1. Open Settings and scroll for Siri & Search.
  • 2. Tap on Listen for.
  • 3. Select “Siri” or “Hey Siri”.
  • Tip: If only “Hey Siri” is available check the iPhone language in Settings -> General -> Language & Region.

Have you managed to fix Listen for Siri not working on iPhone in iOS 17? Do you have a better solution or some other problem to report? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: For more iOS 17.0 issues and features read our review!