Is Siri not working on your new iPhone 4S? Here's the fix!

Friday, October 14, 2011
"Sorry, I'm having trouble connecting to the network."

"Sorry, I'm not able to connect right now."

"Sorry, I don't have a network connection."

These are the only three replies I got from Siri, the new digital assistant, on my new Apple iPhone 4S.  I see quite a few people are also having the same problem.  The fix is really simple:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap General
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Reset
  • Tap Reset Network Settings, as shown below.

The phone will reboot.  Go back into Settings > Wi-Fi and reconfigure your network settings.  All is good!

It seems this is affecting people who upgraded their iPhones with a new iPhone 4S and restored from backup.  Apparently the restore operation is not restoring network settings as it should.