Siri - Having trouble connecting to the network.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by NRubino, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. NRubino macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    OK, so I just got my iPhone4S all set up and I go to use Siri and every question I ask it just keeps replying "I'm sorry, I'm having trouble connecting to the network"

    Tried it with my Wi-Fi connection and with my 3G and it's not working...

    And Im still on hold with Apple.... Ughh Help!!
  2. Senseotech macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    Same thing happened to me. Got the phone around 4:30 and it worked perfectly. Went to use Siri again around 7:30 and it would stop listening as soon as I hit the mic and say there was a problem. Tried off and on since then and now, at 10:10, its still messing up, saying it can't connect to the network, even though everything else is fine.
  3. NRubino thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Yeah mine never worked. On the phone with Apple Support now. Anyone have a solution to this problem?
  4. mexirican, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

    mexirican macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    Siri- having trouble

    same boat it was working PERFECT called verizon upped my data ever since then it won't understand a thing.. Sorry having trouble.... It started working better i disabled it ,,,, rebooted the phone,,,, came back enabled it
  5. MLWings19 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2006
    Severn, MD
    I'm having the same problem. It works every now and when it does work it is very slow but that is only about 10% of the time. Maybe Apple's servers are overloaded.
  6. everlong44 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    It's not working for me either... must be apple's problem. I wouldn't worry.
  7. BillyWitchDr macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Obviously Apple's servers aren't up for handling the launch day traffic. It worked so well when Apple was the only phone in the world using siri during their demo.
  8. emath121 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
  9. chrisfromalbany macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Ok must be down then... Hasn't worked in 45 mins for me
  10. DennisC17 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Working great (if a little slow sometimes) for me. My wife sitting next to me is having ZERO luck. I think I might have to shun Siri for a little while until it gives her some respect.
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
  12. expta, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  13. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    Same issues here. Resetting network settings didnt work. I haven't been able to use Siri at all. Hopefully they fix this soon. The thing I was looking forward to the most.
  14. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
  15. raelinjack macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Please reply

    Hi! I got my new iPhone 4S today and had AT&T activate it, Siri works great. My husband was using his iPhone 4 all day and I had his new 4S at home waiting for him and we popped in the sim card ourselves and are having the same problem, Siri just will NOT connect to the network. You spoke to Apple? What's the trick? Your not alone! Thank you! :eek:
  16. pfjellman macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2010
    This seemed to work for me, but I did a random combination of the following as well which finally fixed the problem:

    Go to Settings - General - Reset - Reset Network Settings (I did this once on my phone, FOUR TIMES on my girlfriend's phone).

    Also restarted the main router once.

    It worked right away on my phone and worked after several tries on my girlfriend's, so we both had the issue and this solved it.

    Now Sirii is talking to both of us lightening quick. Love it!
  17. Vcalvo macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    Siri having trouble connecting.

    I fixed it by holding down the "home" button until Siri pops up. Then ask it anything and wait for it to fail. While Siri is still popped up hold the "sleep/wake" button until the "slide to power off" appears then let go. While you still have the "slide to power off" on screen hold the home button until screen goes blank or to the home screen. Ta da :cool:- fixed. Siri should be working.
  18. sfoalex macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2001
    It's working for me. I didn't have to do anything. It just simply works now.
  19. Crisy547 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011

    Earlier Siri couldn't connect to the network but I simply reset network settings, allowed it to reboot, and now she's talking to me again. :D
  20. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Reset network and rebooted still can't get it to work
  21. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Haven't been able to get it to work since last night. Starting to get pretty pissed.
  22. Blaze420dnb macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011

    No need for that. JUST GO TO "SETTINGS".... Then "GENERAL" then "SIRI" then TURN SIRI OFF AND THEN BACK ON... If it still doesn't work then turn it to OFF, restart your phone, and then ENABLE Siri thru the settings/general tab and you should be good
  23. oberhaus macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    My Siri was working, and then it stopped. I tried the following:
    • Reset network settings. Didn't fix it right away.
    • Disabled Siri, rebooted, enabled Siri. Didn't fix it right away.

    Then I waited for awhile, and just tried it, and now it's working; I think it takes some time to upload information from your iPhone to Siri's servers, so that it understands what you're talking about.

    Another note when trying to diagnose this issue; if Siri complains that it has trouble connecting to the network, can your iPhone connect to the network otherwise? Can you download web pages, etc? If so, that should be your first area of troubleshooting.

    Finally, I think I "broke" Siri because I tried to play with Siri in German and French. I got the same result--no answer at first and finally "trouble connecting to the network." I assumed it was my horrible accent in each of those languages... It's possible that switching broke something, but now it seems more likely that whenever you switch a language Siri has to re-upload your information, which apparently takes several minutes.
  24. khnyc1 macrumors newbie


    Oct 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    Same Problem with Siri

    I don't know how if could be a server problem. I thought Siri is an app that works within one's iPhone. I guess not. Does anyone know if it's across all carriers? I'm on ATT and it started not working as of around noon EST today. And this is suppose to be the big deal with the 4S, aside from the hardware upgrade. Disappointing...
  25. shartypants macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    That worked for me, thanks!


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