So according to this Apple support article, Siri doesn't make that bell sound after holding the Home button to launch it on iPhones with iOS 9 or later. Instead, it vibrates.

On your iPad or iPod touch, Siri will chime when it's time to ask a question. If you have an iPhone with iOS 9 or later, Siri will vibrate instead. You'll only hear the chime on your iPhone with iOS 9 or later when you're using headphones. Siri will also chime when you use "Hey Siri" on a device with iOS 9.

That's really unfortunate because I really liked that ding.

Does anyone know if there's a way to make Siri play the "ding" sound again without headphones or Hey Siri? (Aside from jailbreaking)

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    I'm very interested to see if anyone has a way to accomplish this, but I'm pretty sure that it's not currently possible. I also asked a question relating to this back in September when I first got my iPhone 6s: apple.stackexchange.com/q/207792/138476 (it's not a duplicate, as mine didn't get any answers, just comments). We can always file complaints to Apple and hope that we get this option in later releases of iOS. Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 16:37
  • @RedEagle2000 My 6S makes the keyboard clicks and the lock sound. Did you get the yours to work yet? Was it just iOS update?
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 1:44
  • I never really had a problem with keyboard lock sounds (I used to use Swype then anyway), but I have noticed that the lock click plays more consistently, probably around 90% of the time, I don't know what update helped, but I'm using iOS 9.2 now. However, Siri still won't even make my iPhone vibrate, let alone make the old Siri chime. Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 1:50

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The only solution I have found with ios 9 is to go to Settings > Accessibility, and turn Vibration off. Extra caveats can be found in the source link. Source: apple.com discussion

  • Good find, but I just tried it and it only turns the beep back on for after you speak your command. Starting Siri is still silent; this setting makes it beep after you talk instead of vibrating. Thanks though :)
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 4:11
  • @Arc676 Hmm, you've got me there. I can say that it works for me, even when I've flipped the mute switch to the now-even-more-silent mode. Perhaps restarting your phone will help?
    – Jerry
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 4:17
  • Could you provide some information about your device? I'm using an iPhone 6S, iOS 9.2. Turning off vibration still doesn't make Siri ding on start. Again, if I tap the microphone again to stop Siri it does beep twice. I literally just updated to iOS 9.2.
    – Arc676
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 4:31
  • @Arc676 I have an iphone 6 plus running iOS 9.2, so I suppose there could be enough of a hardware difference between the two. Beyond that I'm afraid to speculate.
    – Jerry
    Commented Dec 26, 2015 at 15:12

it was irritating but after I realized when you push button than say Siri it activates her and the sounds are there during the session you use her.

  • We've already established that saying "hey Siri" will make it play a sound, but as I said with the other answer, this doesn't make it play the sound on start.
    – Arc676
    Commented May 21, 2016 at 2:03

My 6 was doing this. I had vibrate on ring set to off. I turned it back on, then Siri vibrated on activation. I turned it off again and Siri still continues to vibrate on activation, so this fixed my problem.


Just go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Home Button; scroll down to Siri and check off Voice Control:

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    Welcome to Ask Different. I don't see the setting you indicated. What version of iOS are you referencing for that path? What does turning off voice control do to solve this problem? Are there any side-effects to doing this? Please see How to Answer for tips on answering questions here.
    – fsb
    Commented Apr 30, 2019 at 15:01

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