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  1. Ok, I finally resolved this issue and it was a WEIRD one…. had to be a bug because this is very unlike an iOS issue.

    Issue: Siri would always say she can’t launch the app I’m asking for, even if its an apple app like settings or messages.
    This is what I went through:
    – this issue affected my iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, all around the same time hmmm.. still not sure what caused it.
    – after turning off and on siri she could load settings by asking, but nothing else.
    – i following the suggestions on the page above on my iPhone and iPad with no success.
    – a day later I wanted to show a friend so I asked siri to open yelp, and she did! but now other weird things started happening. I immidiately asked her to open messages (which always was failing at the moment), and it opened “Zeel, Massage on Demand” app, I tested a few other apps and siri would mis-launch everything, or still say she couldn’t find it.
    – I started thinking maybe it was because a few foreign language keyboards loaded and for some reason she was mishearing me or something so I killed all non US keyboards, and checked the Language settings and cleared out anything that wasn’t English. (Settings -> General -> Language & Region)
    – the LAST thing I checked on my iPhone (hadn’t tried these on iPad yet) was the Name of my iPhone. It’s name is normally my name’s iPhone, like “mudogg’s iPhone”. Now, however, the name was simply “iPhone” without quotes. So I changed this to something else, M iPhone.
    -Rebooted iPhone with a hard reboot.

    The issue was solved on my iPhone!!

    On my iPad I did all the steps above EXCEPT check the name of the iPad. Rebooted, and the iPad still had the issue….. so then I realized I should check the name. Normally the name “mudogg’s iPad” but now the name was simply “iPad” without quotes, and I thought “could this really be the issue???”. So I renamed it to M iPad, and rebooted with a hard reboot.

    The issue was solved on my iPad!!

    Hope this helps someone!

    1. thank you. This fixed my issue as well. Just had to change the name from “iPhone” to my name + iphone.

    2. I did a restore from iPhone 5 backup to my new iPhone SE and had the problem launching apps. Siri did not think certain apps were installed. The name of the phone was iPhone. I appended my name to the beginning of the name and now Siri is able to launch apps.

      Thanks for mentioning the fix. This was much less trouble than resetting a bunch of settings etc which I know Apple would have me try as their default trouble shooting methods..

    3. I have been trying to launch Serius XM Radio and tried all the options above and including your suggestion. Nothing so far worked. Any another ideas?

    1. Actually, resetting network settings only worked for a few minutes. Once again, will not set alarms or open apps.

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