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Siri Activating By Itself

6527 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2013 3:57 PM by rbracken13 RSS
Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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Dec 8, 2011 3:50 PM

From the time the 4S was released I've used Siri with no issues. Today all of a sudden when  I'm in the phone functions ( favorites, voicemail, keypad ) and I hold the phone up to my ear Siri comes on asking me how it can help.


In Siri settings I do have the hold the phone up setting enabled but I've never had this happen without first holding the Home button down to activate Siri. It just comes on by itself. Again this just happened today. If I disable that setting it doesn't happen but then I can't use Siri without talking to the phone away from my face. I want this setting to be on so I can just hold the phone as in a normal call and tell it what I want and hear its response. I have tried rebooting the phone, doing a hard reset, disabling and then re-enabling Siri but none of that has worked. Has anyone seen Siri behave like this?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)
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    Dec 8, 2011 5:26 PM (in response to Pappasbike)

    Lift to talk function works by automatically turning on Siri when you lift the phone to your ear.


    Turn off the feature if you don't want it.

    Siri will still work by pressing the home button.

  • Chessiefromfl Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Pappasbike)

    Mine is a mess there are 2 contacts and when presses togather for however long they got it set for suri comes on. U need to take to apple store and the will raise them it will happen again 6 months ago on my 5 it did it they told me this... And now there back to being too close so they hit occasionally cause it to activate at will it *****... They fix it though

  • Chessiefromfl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to Pappasbike)

    Happens in my pocket slightest touch cause it to turn in if there too close... It's 2 metal contacts when they hit suri is full on

  • rbracken13 Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to Pappasbike)

    I've had issues like this ever since upgrading to iOS 7.0.4 -- not all the time, but occassionally it will get into a mode of Siri popping up randomly (no touching it), calls dropped, iTunes kicking in randomly. Baffling.


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