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  • jayo2223 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im not even sure how you are using SIRI on an iphone 4. Anyway as i said SIRI is on BETA at the moment so sometimes it will work fine and sometimes it will not

  • Raag36 Level 1 (0 points)

    jayo2223 wrote:

     

    Im not even sure how you are using SIRI on an iphone 4. Anyway as i said SIRI is on BETA at the moment so sometimes it will work fine and sometimes it will not+

    I'm not sure why you think I've got a 4 rather than a 4S, but just to be clear--It's a 4S.

     

    Yes, I'm aware that it's a beta.  Just because it's a beta doesn't mean that there can't be some problem with my particular phone and I'd like to find out whether it's specific to me or a more general problem.  Do you have a 4S?  Has Siri been working on yours for the last 24 hours?

  • Sangoma Level 1 (20 points)

    Thank you so much, Siri hasn't worked for days and this fixed it immediately. Much appreciated, this tip needs much wider circulation!

  • Raag36 Level 1 (0 points)

    Today my Siri is working just fine.  I did nothing special, performed no secret rituals, pressed no special sequence of keys, nor anything else other than waking up and trying Siri to see if it was now working, and it was.

     

    So I believe this stands for the proposition that on my particular phone, Siri may fail due to matters external to the phone or those which require no actions on my part other than waiting for it to begin working again.

     

    YMMV.

  • Labyrintho Level 1 (0 points)

    Siri has been basically useless for me for the last couple months.  Worked pretty well in the interval right after I got the phone, then just kind of gradually got worse in the last couple months.  Fails maybe 2/3 of the time now, and something that unreliable is useless.  And useless is not cool.

     

    I really think Apple is coasting on its reputation sometimes.... often.....

     

    FWIW, I hear this a lot from other 4S owners I know, too.  Siri is kind of a running joke right now.

  • Labyrintho Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE:  I turned off Siri (in Settings) and rebooted my phone (turned it off by holding down the power button and sliding the slider, waiting a few seconds, then pressing the power button again), and then turned Siri back on, as per a recommendation I read in another thread on this issue, and it has helped tremendously. (I was not optimistic, since I had tried this before with less success.)

     

    I will talk to my friends who have had issues, and see if it works for them as well.

  • ronsaws2002 Level 1 (0 points)

    Problem with Siri saying cannot answer your question right now-try again later

    As others have said JUST RESET ALL SETTINGS. Do not select wipe data..

    My Siri didnt work until I did this and now works 100 percent. You do not have to restore..

    Give it a try and see for yourself.

  • cajebo Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry Ron. Gave the reset-all-settings a go, result: No Improvement.

     

    I've had sporadic issues up to today around noon, but now- either 3G or wifi, siri is still failing to connect.

     

    I would think this would be a trending topic somewhere, or even a tremendously hot blog topic moving around the interwebs.

     

    I'll keep looking and report anything new.

  • richardfrommissoula Level 1 (0 points)

    It may be your location.

     

    I have found some funny stuff with Siri. In one building I was showing decent reception "bars" on my phone but was not able to contact  Siri in the front of the building, but had perfect use at the back. I have experimented since at that same building with the same results- go figure.

  • Finnmeister Level 1 (0 points)

    This is ridiculous. I got my new phone yesterday and Siri was fine now not working at all. Plus the dictation on text does not work either. Perhaps Apple should do two things - 1) get their act together 2) change the name from Siri to Sorry. - rubbish

  • joshpotter01 Level 1 (5 points)

    I agree...been waiting to upgrade for months from my 3GS to the 4s.  I've had it for 5 days and Siri has worked probably 3 times out of 30 tries...pretty disapointing.  Doesn't seem to matter if I'm on 3G or Wifi.  Just get the same reply "i'm really sorry about this...something is wrong..."

  • Maidy Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also having issues with Siri.  It worked great for five days then it stopped.  I tried the disabling, power down, power up, and enabling thing and it worked great for 12 hours.  Then it stopped again.  I tried the disabling, power down, power up, and enabling thing again and nothing.  Now, as with Finnmeister, the dictation to text doesn't even work.  I waited for years to get this phone and I got the 4s because of Siri.  Sad to see years of wait turning into a bad experience.

  • Dr.Feelgood Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked great. Thanks Hannahat!

     

    Finally got it to work, and it's working wonderfully now that it does!! Here's what I did (basically just reset it):

     

    1. Disable Siri under Settings/General

    2. Turn phone off completely

    3. Turn phone back on

    4. Enable Siri under Settings/General

     

    Hope it works for you all, too.

  • yossie silverman Level 1 (0 points)

    I am trying this procedure now (turn off, restart, turn on.)

    In the last two months, or so, SIRI has become largely useless to me, I don't even miss it.  I did use it a bunch in the first two  months I owned the iPhone 4S (got it on opening day) and it worked well, then it just got, ah, "tired" and over time I lost interest.

    I do note that it was implemented badly, in that it entirely replaces the MUCH faster built in voice recognition.  I can say to siri 'play track x' and it takes 30 seconds to do it, but if I turn siri off, the iphone  built in will do it in 1 second.  I wish that apple had integrated the two to take advantage of local processing when at all possible!

    Anyway, SIRI was cute, now it's useless.

  • NicNat Level 1 (0 points)

    Dr.Feelgood wrote:

     

    This worked great. Thanks Hannahat!

     

    Finally got it to work, and it's working wonderfully now that it does!! Here's what I did (basically just reset it):

     

    1. Disable Siri under Settings/General

    2. Turn phone off completely

    3. Turn phone back on

    4. Enable Siri under Settings/General

     

    Hope it works for you all, too.

    Yes Thanks! Now on to the other problems.