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  • 15. Re: Siri issue
    enriquea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got a problem with Siri ...

    Siri is designed to make iPhone users be hands free especially when using the headphones with remote/mic...right?

    Issue: I was walking to school with my iPhone (locked) in my pocket listening to music and decided to ask Siri to make a phone call. I realized that by activating Siri, Siri unlocked my phone and continued with my command while in my pocket, Great! As I was walking, my leg tapped the Siri button and cancelled it.  In other words, Siri unlocks my phone and deactivates it when it's in my pocket by touching my leg. Not so great!

    I've looked at every setting on the phone but I can't find anything to change that.

    Am I missing something?

    Or can this be something Apple needs to address in a IOS 5 update?

  • 16. Re: Siri issue
    TriApple123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you using it with bluetooth or headphones? Siri is in beta. So send a feedback request. While you are there add this:

     

    request an enhancement to apple feedback. That statement should ask for intelligent switching between Siri and native voice control.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • 17. Re: Siri issue
    mary29 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well here it is Nov 6th and siri still is not working well. I realize it is beta but still....!  I got the phone JUST becasue of this feature, received the phone just 5 days ago..she works intermittently, so often sayinf sje can;t help me or uh-oh there's a problem or the network message of not being able to connect..or so many "excuses" I have lost count. I wish she could be more reliable. they were having these same issues a month ago, have they not added servers ??

  • 18. Re: Siri issue
    yxl4211 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Siri *****!!!!

     

    Another apple story that fails................

     

    Keeps saying "Sorry Something''s gone wrong.  Can you try that again?" or "Uh oh, there's a problem.  Can you try again?".

  • 19. Re: Siri issue
    yxl4211 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just called ATT and transfered to Apple. Guess what? Apple is support is not working. There is no one at apple support phone number. Apple is the biggest joke in the world. Had I know this, I swear I will never upgrade to 4S

     

    Biggest lie in the world is APPLE.

  • 20. Re: Siri issue
    Sugeet Posey Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It's now 11/28 and Siri went into "Sorry Sugeet, I can't help you now. Please try back in a little while." That contiued through this morning. Reading these comments, I first turned Siri off, then did a full power off and restart. Then I turned Siri back on and she seems to be working (that is she found a phone number for me.

  • 21. Re: Siri issue
    m waynefrommadison Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can identify with most of the problems listed above - and pretty disappointed as an Apple fan. The easiest fix I've found is to simply reboot the phone (turn it off and back on). While it takes some time, it's probably less time than it takes to turn off Siri and reset the phone, etc. Many times now I've received the typical "I'm really sorry about this..." message (multiple times within a brief period) - likely overload on the servers. But when I reboot the phone I usually get through immediately. The other problems with Siri will probably take several updates to perfect the application. It's a great idea - and we'll all cheer when it works with relative dependability. My only disappointment with Apple is their lack of communication to those of us who invested in the iPhone 4S. Though Apple need not communicate their problems to the entire world, we users are owed an explanation of what's going on and what to expect. When a feature as heavily advertised as Siri was marketed to us with a pretty "loud voice" - at least a quiet explanation with assurances would be appreciated. Yes, of course the competition will love the "admission" of an Apple imperfection. But they would have much less to crow about with contented Apple customers maintaining their loyalty instead of feeling powerless to do anything but to post their complaints. Just my opinion.

  • 22. Re: Siri issue
    Max88NYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Siri is JUST NOT working!

    Im standing right across the street from Wallgreens and asking "Where is the nearest drug store" and Siri replying "I can't find any drug stores'' ***?))) Im asking "How do I get to 86 street and 5th Ave in Brooklyn, NY" and Siri replying "I can't find any street in Brooklyn''....... WOW!!! Really?))) No street in Brooklyn?))) I think Aplle never sync Siri with google maps... So Siri can only setup my alarm, show weather and make notes? Apple geeks should do something about it. Let's hope that next iPhone will not have this problem.

  • 23. Re: Siri issue
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
  • 24. Re: Siri issue
    Jeffrey C Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Never mind that it's a beta.  Max, I'm as frustrated as you.  I live in NYC too and get frequent outages or inability to find the simplest things.  Just to be clear though, it has nothing to do with the hardware. It's not the phone;  they need to fix Siri.  A new phone will not fix the issues if the software and database are not updated correctly.

     

    The 4S is a great phone despite the mess that is Siri.  What needs to happen is to fix the Siri software and the database in the system.  What also ***** is that so many other phones can work off basic voice commands when you're driving (Like making a call!).  But if Siri's down, you can forget about it and have to use your hands, and risk getting a ticket or killing someone or yourself  (I have to inerject I rarely talk on the phone when driving, but if you must make a call, you're screwed).  They should allocate some commands to not needing a 3G connection.  Duh!

  • 25. Re: Siri issue
    Greenbot Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I've owned every model of iPhone and have never considered it much of an 'input' device because of it's keyboard. As such I was really excited about Siri's native integration, potentially transforming the iPhone into a solid input device allowing email, texting, iCal etc to finally be usable on the iPhone.

     

    First bummer was that Siri is 100% dependent on a connection.

    Do I really need the command 'PLAY MY BEATLES PLAYLIST' sent to Apple's servers? I think not.

     

    Second bummer is that Siri only funcions about 20-30% of the time. Pretty shocking figures.

     

    Third bummer is that the 4S's voice recognition software (the little mircorphone next to the keyboard)

    ALSO only works about 20-30% or the time, and that's WITH SOLID WIFI or STRONG 3GS SIGNAL!!

    Wha??

     

    I am >MAJORLY< dissapointed. I live in Europe and purchased an unlocked 4S which was very expensive.

    The camera, Siri and the native Voice recognition apps were the reasons I spent the money.

     

    I'm happy with the camera and don't want to go through the hassle of a return and since it's obvious that the problem is being experienced by thousands of customers and is coming from the Apple side, I can only hope that we don't have to wait 6 months for such a rough beta to find functionality.

     

    I would be happy with just 50% usability. That would suck but hey, I'm pretty forgiving and it is a beta.

     

    As it stands this application IS IN NO WAY ready to be sold and I believe downright unethical to be advertising the way Apple is.

     

    Get it together Apple. I have yet to this hear the word but I'm going to say it here:

     

    SIRIGATE !!!

     

    Either fix it, or talk to us or get ready for a media drubbing which you will deserve.

    Don't advertise something that works and think you can stick us by claiming its a beta, then leave us hanging in the cold when it clearly was not ready to be released, beta or not.

  • 26. Re: Siri issue
    alwaystubed Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    enriquea wrote:

     

    I got a problem with Siri ...

    Siri is designed to make iPhone users be hands free especially when using the headphones with remote/mic...right?

    Issue: I was walking to school with my iPhone (locked) in my pocket listening to music and decided to ask Siri to make a phone call. I realized that by activating Siri, Siri unlocked my phone and continued with my command while in my pocket, Great! As I was walking, my leg tapped the Siri button and cancelled it.  In other words, Siri unlocks my phone and deactivates it when it's in my pocket by touching my leg. Not so great!

    I've looked at every setting on the phone but I can't find anything to change that.

    Am I missing something?

    Or can this be something Apple needs to address in a IOS 5 update?

    Not true. Nothing but your fingers can activate on screen buttons.

  • 27. Re: Siri issue
    brad2008au Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had a problem with Siri for a few days now with every request or command being displayed correctly and yet Siri keeps saying "Sorry Bradley there's something wrong ...." and is unable to confirm etc.

     

    Restarting my phone seems to have fixed it. Now it's working fine.

  • 28. Re: Siri issue
    keott Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just got the iPhone 4s today and it's January.

    In general it works great minus Siri having some issues with my accent (I'm from KY, but my accent isn't horrid, just not perfect). I did notice that Siri would have issues from time to time. I did figure out that the best thing to do is just to not use Siri for a little while, kinda like let her "rest". Siri is still a program so like any other if you use it too much it does tend to lag or glitch. I didn't use Siri for awhile and worked fine when I started again :)

  • 29. Re: Siri issue
    dsg76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    enriquea wrote:

     

    I got a problem with Siri ...

    Siri is designed to make iPhone users be hands free especially when using the headphones with remote/mic...right?

    Issue: I was walking to school with my iPhone (locked) in my pocket listening to music and decided to ask Siri to make a phone call. I realized that by activating Siri, Siri unlocked my phone and continued with my command while in my pocket, Great! As I was walking, my leg tapped the Siri button and cancelled it.  In other words, Siri unlocks my phone and deactivates it when it's in my pocket by touching my leg. Not so great!

    I've looked at every setting on the phone but I can't find anything to change that.

    Am I missing something?

    Or can this be something Apple needs to address in a IOS 5 update?

    Same issue here.  This time with iPhone5 and iOS6.   I cannot believe this bug has been around since last year. 

    The whole point of the voice control is so you can make calls without touching the phone!!

     

     

     

    SIRI TEAM: PLEASE FIX THIS.

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