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mpetrick1991 Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2011 3:20 PM

I got the new iPhone 4s today and Siri was working perfectly but after a couple hours it stopped reading text messages to me. Everything else still works though

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:23 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Siri is a BETA.

     

    Any change after powering your iPhnoe off and on?

     

    Or if there is an on/off selection for Siri, try turning if off and back on.

  • Gregory813 Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Siri is not working at all on my Sprint 32GB Black iPhone 4S.  Not a single command is recognized.  I was in the Apple Store today (very loud with lots of background noise) and every demo phone worked fine.  When mine arrived... nothing.  No Siri.    Keeps saying "Sorry Something''s gone wrong.  Can you try that again?" or "Uh oh, there's a problem.  Can you try again?".

  • J.Morris Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:10 PM (in response to Gregory813)

    I am going to bet that the servers that handle the dictation and Siri backend are overloaded and they are racing to implement failover servers for all of the unexpected traffic. They're saying over 1 million iPhone 4S were going to be activated today. That's a lot of people playing with software that didn't have the infrastructure in place to handle it. Give them a couple days to get more hardware in place to handle all of the unexpected traffic and I'm pretty sure that Siri will come back online..... If it were SkyNet people wouldn't be complaining it was offline.

  • Hampton Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 8:28 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    I have found some intermittent bugs in the reading back mode when I try to "talk" to it.  Could be Beta issues.  You didnt' inadvertently switch off the switch on the side of the phoen that controls vibrate/silent mode did you?

  • Heymike Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Going into settings and turning Siri on and off work for me.

  • TFI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    I got my (Verizon) 4S last night, and Siri worked fine. Today, it  completely crapped out. Doesn't work at all.  Just long delays and then I  finally get message saying something like, "Sorry I cannot connect to  the network."

     

    What is this-- a Microsoft product?  Gonna take 3  versions to get it right?  C'mon Apple. Even if it's "just" a server  issue, you should have anticipated this level of traffic.  You've  spoiled us with fantastic products that work out of the box. Don't blow  it now.

     

    BTW, if you turn Siri off/on, you get a warning that info on the servers will be lost and that it will "take time" to update the info when you turn Siri back on. I opted not to do this. Who knows how long it could take to reinstate my info on the server.

  • Jeffrey C Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 11:50 AM (in response to Heymike)

    I tried it and no luck for me! 

  • GeorgeH17 Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:05 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Yes, Siri is down at the moment because of a overload on the system/network.  The siri servers couldn't hold all this traffic as many many people are using it at once.  They are in the process of fixing this nation wide. 

  • JamesRamsey Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 1:36 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Hey All, Check out this discussion forum post for a potential resolution about reading texts.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16398140#16398140

  • Forrest Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:58 AM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    I'm also having problems with Siri today, it's just not working at all.   I wasn't aware it depended on network connectivity to function - but I suppose this makes sense as there's a much larger sampling of voice data available.    Siri isn't too bad, it has some rough spots -- and I wonder if it has any "learning" capability (I haven't seen any specs).  

     

    Today, Siri is on strike with Occupy Wall Street, so I gave him some time off :-) GRIN

  • donna from long island Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:29 AM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    Got my 4S on Friday.  Siri worked great then stopped ('unable to connect to the network').  so I spent 2 hours with apple tech support and they said there was already an update available due to things they hadnt anticipated. so i got the "update" on a day old product.  siri was then working but not for long. it does seem that its because there is an overload on the system.  Earlier in the day it works well then gets less reliable (prob due to more traffic).  When it works Siri is great...ask siri if she feels overworked, tell her you love her--different responses everytime....just would be nice if it worked all the time. 

  • gramster1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2011 10:47 PM (in response to mpetrick1991)

    siri doesnt work for me att all it keeps saying uh oh theres a problem

  • jmhershey Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to Heymike)

    Thank you.... Worked for me!

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