6s Plus, "Hey Siri" has stopped working after update to iOS12

Codpeace

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Hey all, I could use some help. I updated to iOS12 on my 6s Plus. "Hey Siri" has stopped working. I've done everything I can think of, including:

1. Turned Siri on/off and retrained it many times.
2. Turned on/off dictation.
3. Hard-restarted the phone numerous times.
4. Various combinations of the above.

It worked just fine before the update. I can use Siri by typing into it (triggering Siri with the home button). My Internet connection is working fine.

It's like the phone is deaf but only w/r/t Siri. I am able to make it work one time, after turning Siri on/off and retraining then immediately testing with "Hey Siri." But as soon as I exit that settings routine, Siri doesn't work anymore. It's very frustrating and I cannot find anything on the 'net talking about this problem upon updating to iOS 12.

Any suggestions? Thanks very much in advance.
 

Codpeace

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So from the lack of replies it seems everybody is as baffled as I am!

But I’m pleased to report that the problem resolved itself. It was very, very strange. But — now it’s working again; I can set all the timers I want!
 

spacemnspiff

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On my 6s, this is still a miss for the most part. I don't know if it's because of the Apple Watch too, and I tried disabling Hey Siri on the watch.
 

spacemnspiff

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And update - Hey Siri does not work if the toggle for 'Allow Siri When Locked' is off. It works when the toggle is on.
 

DomC

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Worked initially when I updated, now it doesn't. I'll have to try various toggles to see what magical combo "just works".

* I turned off Siri, then set it up again. It hears me during the reset, but nothing after that.
Rebooted the phone just in case. Still nothing.
 
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DomC

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I did get it to work again, but have no idea how. I played with toggles, turned Siri on and off, stood on just my left leg, and mumbled incantations. Something worked, I just don't know what. Now I'll see if it sticks.
 

Codpeace

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May 13, 2011
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I did get it to work again, but have no idea how. I played with toggles, turned Siri on and off, stood on just my left leg, and mumbled incantations. Something worked, I just don't know what. Now I'll see if it sticks.
Was kind of the same for me. But it kept working once I had applied the correct, mysterious juju...
 
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