Having Trouble with Siri on your iPhone X while Using Waze?

Having Trouble with Siri on your iPhone X while Using Waze?

Hey there! Have you ever had the frustrating experience of Siri not talking when you’re using the Waze app? Well, don’t worry, it’s not because Siri is shy. There’s just a little glitch that needs fixing, and I’m here to help you do that.

As time goes on, technology keeps advancing and making our lives easier. Remember when finding a location used to be a huge pain? You always needed a map and had to gather the courage to ask strangers for directions. The worst part was that everyone had their own way of getting there, which just left you even more confused. Yeah, it was a pretty sucky situation.

But then came smartphones, and they changed everything. Suddenly, we had more features than we could have ever imagined. Now, typing out long messages was no longer necessary because we had video chat. And we could do pretty much anything we used to do on our computers, right on our phones. It’s amazing how far technology has come, isn’t it?

With all these new features, our smartphones have become more efficient and convenient. One of the coolest features is the GPS tracking or location tracking that almost every smartphone has now. And when it comes to tracking your desired location, what better app to use than Waze?

If you’re not familiar with Waze, it’s like the people’s app. A lot of people choose it to get turn-by-turn directions to their destinations. The best part is that Waze lets drivers shape the whole application. They can warn each other about delays, closures, collisions, police radar traps, and other traffic issues they come across on the road.

Waze partnered with Apple and introduced a new feature called “OK Waze.” This feature allows you to talk to the app, just like you would with Google Assistant or Siri. Personally, I think it would be great if Siri could work with more apps, but unfortunately, it doesn’t…yet.

So, Waze decided to help users with voice commands. But there’s a catch. Since Waze uses your phone’s microphone while you navigate, your iPhone’s “Hey Siri” feature doesn’t respond. As a not-so-famous Reddit user pointed out, OK Waze keeps the microphone on the entire time you use Waze, not just when you speak the phrases.

Now, I know this issue is a real annoyance. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it also happens on Android with the Google Assistant. And it’s not limited to certain iPhone models either. Even the latest flagship, the iPhone X, is affected. I can imagine this issue causing some panics for those who have recently purchased the phone, since it’s supposed to be issue-proof.

But worry not, because I’m here to give you two solutions to fix this issue: you can either temporarily disable OK Waze or exit the app for a while. By going back to your iPhone X’s home screen, Hey Siri should start working again. That way, you can use both features together without one overriding the other.

Steps to Disable OK Waze on your iPhone X

If you’re experiencing the Hey Siri Not Working Issue while using Waze on your iPhone X, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the Waze app
  2. Tap the search button at the lower left corner of your iPhone X’s screen (it looks like a magnifying glass)
  3. Next, tap the settings icon at the upper left corner of your iPhone X’s screen (it looks like a gear)
  4. Select the “Sound & Voice” option
  5. Tap on the “Talk to Waze” option
  6. Turn off the switch next to “Say ‘OK Waze'”
  7. And you’re good to go! Now, go back to Waze and see if the issue is fixed

Now that you’ve disabled the app, let’s learn how to exit it. With the absence of the Home button on the iPhone X, accessing the Home screen is a bit different. But don’t worry, it’s still easy. Just follow these steps:

Steps to Exit the Waze App on your iPhone X

  1. Open the Waze app
  2. If you notice that Hey Siri isn’t working while you’re using the Waze app, simply swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone X’s screen
  3. Swipe your finger upwards to exit the app, and you’re done!

Now, all you need to do is check if this has fixed the issue. In most cases, it works like a charm. Now you can use Siri without having to close your Waze app. Happy travels!


It’s clear that both Waze and Siri have become essential apps in our lives, especially when we’re traveling to unfamiliar places. Waze helps us navigate every turn, and Siri allows us to easily access other apps, like Safari, to search for information about our destination. So, when things go haywire and Siri stops working with Waze, it can be a real annoyance for us drivers. But don’t worry, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to help you get through this issue. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to message me. I’m here to help in any way I can!

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