Siri broken after 9.3.3 update iPhone SE. Mic works.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by UbuntuFu, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Freakin' Apple, it never just works anymore.

    So Siri basically turned deaf. Here's what I've done with no success:

    Restart iPhone SE
    Restart iPhone by holding the home and the power button
    Turn off Siri and On
    Test Voice Memo and microphone works fine
    Turned off Siri and used old school Voice Control and that works fine
    Reset settings.

    I tried searching for a fix but my last resort is to wipe and reinstall which I don't want to do at the moment.

    Any other ideas? Thanks.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Reset settings as in reset all settings on the phone? I was going to suggest resetting network settings, but resetting all settings basically covers that.

    Is the Siri sound wave line not moving at all as you speak to it?
  3. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yeah I did the reset Network and All. So annoying to have to add my credit cards for Apple Pay, register my fingers for Touch ID and basically input all my passwords and stuff again.

    Siri soundwave doesn't spike at all when I speak to it, and Siri basically says she's listening and the lists of things you can say comes up.

    I open up Google Keep and hit the microphone to dictate a note and as I speak I could see my words transcribed perfectly on the note.

    It's definitely a software glitch. Gawd damn the ONLY reason I updated was the news media making a big fuss over updating to 9.3.3 or ELSE hackers could compromised my phone. Siri does work on my iPad Pro 9.7 with 9.3.3. Guess I'll wait until iOS 10 to fully use my phone.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 29, 2016 ---
    I turned off Siri for now and I'm using Voice Control, which is limited in functionality. The funny thing is I just started saying a bunch gibberish like on Big Bang Theory, I see the sound wave spike and then my phone goes and dials a friend on my contact list. I wanted to throw this iPhone out the window but at least I had a good laugh.
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    What happens when you try to enable 'Hey Siri' and set it up?
  5. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Same thing if I hold the home button. I had already set up Hey Siri to my voice, by turning it off I had to do it again but I couldn't even get it to register anything. It's like Siri has no ears.
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Not having those problems with 9.3.3 - fortunately
  7. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Figured it out.

    Front camera mic was broken. Apparently this is the mic that Siri uses, while other apps use the microphone on the bottom.

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