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Ciddy14 Level 1 (0 points)

I upgraded to IOS 7 yesterday and since the upgrade Siri is no longer willing to make any phone calls with my IPhone 5.


Regardless of the number or contact, it constantly comes back with: uh oh, I can't make that phone call.


The contacts have been checked for accurate phone numbers, international. Dial assist is on, nothing helps.


Is this an IOS 7 issue or do I need to return my phone?

iPhone 5, iOS 7
  • sterling r Community Specialists

    Hello Ciddy14,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

    First, if you have not already, I would restart the iPhone then try again.


    1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red "slide to power off" slider appears, and then slide the slider.
    2. After the device has turned off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

    From: iOS: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting



    If the issue persists, I would next try the troubleshooting in this article:

    OS: Troubleshooting Siri


    And if the issue still persists, I would then backup and restore your phone to iTunes.

    iOS: How to back up and restore your content


    Take care,


  • schro3f Level 1 (0 points)

    Doesn't help, I have the same problem on 4s running ios7.0.2 also tried double 0 instead a plus sign. Does this feature only work in the states or something

  • Rodgie Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem on iPhone 5, iOS7.  Occurs  daily since upgrading to iOS 7 on the release date.  It will work for a while after restarting but then starts acting up again.  Siri will respond by saying that he is going to call the contact and then says "Uh oh... I can't make your phone call." 

  • cmaeckel Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm running into the same exact problem and resetting or rebooting or fixes it for a little while. I tell Siri "Call my wife" and instead of going off and dialing the favorites number of my wife, like it used to do, it asks for "home or cell" number and then it comes up with the "uh oh, I can't make that phone call" message.

  • RC@CCDA Level 1 (0 points)

    having the same issue on a 4s with latest iOS 7 installed. Even rebooting phone does not work. Nor do the steps listed above. Any fix scheduled for this. Does the issue affect new iPhone 5s? Would like to know as I use voice dial frequently for hands free while driving and may be time to upgrade if fix isn't on horizon for older model devices.

  • sabmontana Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this same problem today, I turned Siri off, turned the phone off, did a sync with my macbook pro, and then turned Siri back on and I was able to voice dial again.

  • canadiankiter Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried the above with no success.


    Is there a real solution to this issue? I don't use a computer/iTunes to backup/restore (as this phone was advertised not to require it).


    I use a 4s, and the issue is intermittent.


    Is an apple rep looking at these issues/posts?

  • FrankMar Level 1 (0 points)

    I just upgraded to iOS7 today on my 4s and am now having the same problem. I can voice dial if I recite the number I am calling but if I try and use a name from my contacts I get the "sorry BS message" from Siri!

  • Ciddy14 Level 1 (0 points)



    I found the solution (no thanks to Apple for their non-response):


    If under Settings- ICloud your contact selection is "off" Siri won't voicedial (or learn relationships). Switch it on problem solved..


    Apple: get your support act together. I have seen tons of these questions and I far not a single sensible apple suggestion

  • 1nt Level 1 (0 points)

    My iCould Contacts are on and I still get this problem.

  • wlschwar Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem.  None of the solutions presented work.  Sometimes when I restart, it will work for a short time, but then ultimately quits working again.  Sometimes restarting doesn't help at all.

  • FrankMar Level 1 (0 points)

    Is it possible Apple has hired a bunch of developers away from Microsoft? Seems like it may be the case!

  • schro3f Level 1 (0 points)

    I find i pretty anoying that none of the apple staff is here on the forum to help getting questions answered. The only way is get help from them is by paying for it!!!!!


    To me this is a pretty annoying thing, make something, most of the times it works flawless. But when it doesnt work, you need to pay to get help....    

  • PlasmodiumVivax88 Level 1 (0 points)

                                                                                                              So I  discovered what may be the cure.  Basically try disabling  Siri.  then  reboot the phone.  then  reenable  Siri and  allow her to rebuild the database she keeps  for  your phone.  it worked on my Iphone5s.  I can now make calls  using Siri where I could not                                                   prior to this intervention just like everybody describes in these postings.

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