A large handful of new iPhone 4S owners have run into a troublesome error where Siri is basically rendered useless because it can’t connect to the internet. Fortunately, the good folks over at Addictive Tips have discovered a possible solution and it’s pretty simple. All you need to do is reset Siri. Just follow these steps to get the job done:
- Open up your iPhone’s Settings application and go to the General tab. Set the Siri toggle switch to “Off.”
- Set your phone aside for a few minutes and don’t use it.
- Still within the General section, go to the Reset tab, reset your network settings, and wait for your phone to reboot.
- Go back into the General settings and turn Siri back on.
While this fix won’t work for everyone, it seems to be helping quite a few people. If you’re a new iPhone 4S owner experiencing the issue, let us know how it works out for you in the comments.
People should be aware this “fix” also (obviously) resets all their other network settings, so all wi-fi networks you connected to will be gone and you’ll need to re-select them as you visit their locations and enter passwords etc.