I have an iPhone SE with iOS 10.3.1. The Settings app does not show the Siri option. I want to enable Hey Siri and I have restrictions disabled.

Here are some screenshots:

Settings View

Inside General Settings

Inside General Settings Scrolled

Inside General Settings bottom

How do I enable Hey Siri?

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    Can you please edit your question to include a screenshot of your Settings? – fsb May 19 '17 at 14:28
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    More specifically, the grouping between General and Privacy. – user11633 May 19 '17 at 16:40
  • What iPhone version? – Jash Jacob May 20 '17 at 1:42
  • @JashJacob Iphone SE – Vaibhav Mishra May 20 '17 at 22:40
  • What's your iPhone model number? Go to Settings -> General -> About and post your Model. Also, what country are you in? – fsb May 20 '17 at 22:57

This works for iOS 11 and earlier (Restrictions were changed in iOS 12):

The easiest way to get Siri back (without doing a Soft Reset or Reset All Settings), do this:

  1. Go to Settings→General→Restrictions
  2. Enable Restrictions; give it a password.
  3. Disallow Siri & Dictation.
  4. Return back to General settings.
  5. Go back to Restrictions, putting in the password.
  6. Allow Siri & Dictation. Go back to Settings and Siri & Search should now be available.
  7. Disable Restrictions.

This worked on an iPhone 6s Plus on iOS 11.2.5.


This issue persists after updating to ios 11 also, so I just did a reset all settings and Hey Siri option came back.

PS: the reason I did reset all settings as because springboard kept on crashing almost everyday which became annoying.


I had a similar problem, and Reset All Settings fixed it for me.


Go to Settings → General → Restrictions and turn off Siri & Dictation.

  • I mentioned in question that restrictions are already disabled – Vaibhav Mishra Sep 9 '17 at 15:25

Does Siri turn on when you hold down the Home Button?

The only problem of why you don't see Siri is the restraints,then try to enable them on Siri (looks casually if it appears in the settings) and after remove.

Try to press the Home Button and the Power Button at the same time,for about 10 seconds,until you see the Apple logo.

  • Siri does work when home button is pressed for few seconds (2-3 seconds), also I have already restarted iphone but to no avail. – Vaibhav Mishra May 20 '17 at 22:41

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