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"Raise to Speak" not working on iPhone 4s

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Psicom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 14, 2011 12:54 PM

I got my Iphone 4s today. Everything works fine except for the "Raise to Speak" feature. I have it turned on in the Siri settings but there is nothing that I can do to get Siri to start when I raise the phone to my ear. Really frustrating. I have been on the phone with Apple's support and so far nothing that they proposed worked. We tried rebooting the phone, turning the phoe off and on again, and turning the raise to speak setting on and off.  Anybody having the same problem?

Iphone 4s, iOS 5, Att 64 GB
  • pacanug Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:38 PM (in response to Psicom)

    Same issue here - Verizon 4s.

  • derek26 Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:47 PM (in response to Psicom)

    Sprint 32gb black 4S here with the same issue.

  • ibelieve1968 Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 4:12 PM (in response to Psicom)

    I am having the same issue.  ATT 32gb Black 4S

  • Gregory813 Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2011 6:27 PM (in response to Psicom)

    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?".

  • pacanug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:09 PM (in response to Psicom)

    I have it working sporadically now.  I have to switly & deliberately swing the phone up to my ear, and even then it only works less than half the time.  I don't think it is a hardware issue, because the screen orientation works just fine.

  • aaron330i Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 7:26 PM (in response to ibelieve1968)

    Ditto. Mine seems intermittent. I can't duplicate it consistently enough to point out what could cause the problem.

  • pacanug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:37 PM (in response to Psicom)

    Thanks Psicom...I too have learned that it is more of a little finesse move.  From searching the web, it didn't seem like Apple communicated how to use this feature all that great.  Cheers.

  • MusioMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:22 AM (in response to Psicom)

    if you try walking and using siri (a real life situation when you're on the street say), it's useless as it never works!

     

    Apple need to adjust the senstivity of this feature: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

     

    I only get 20% siri activation which isn't good for such an expensive device.

  • EricYun Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to Psicom)

    Ok everyone I figured out how to use it with a 100% working rate. All u do is u hold it almost parallel to the ground as if you are reading a newspaper on it. Then, all you do is pick it up and raise it to your ear. It will activate .

  • MusioMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to EricYun)

    That's quite a calcuated manouver Eric - try using it in a real life scnario, ie; walking down a road, taking it out to activate siri and listen to a text message as you're in a rush. Will never work.

     

    You shouldn't have to reherse how to use it like a card trick, it should just work like most other apple features

  • sjgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to Psicom)

    For "Raise to Speak" to work, you need to turn the screen on first - can work from any app or even lock screen. Then you can raise phone to your ear from any position where you can view the phone's screen easily, e.g., holding it in front of you in any position you like where the screen is facing you. I found this to work very well. 

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