10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2011 8:11 AM by The Huntress
mkummer Level 2 Level 2

Siri should be activated when I hold the iPhone to the ear: doesn’t do. The sensor works fine with the telephone app.


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Reply by The Huntress on Nov 9, 2011 2:55 AM Helpful

I stand corrected wjosten, it takes a bit of practice and I've just managed to get this to work for the first time since receiving my 4S on launch day, even though I had it set to 'raise to speak'.

 

Thanks again for correcting me.

Reply by The Huntress on Nov 9, 2011 7:50 AM Helpful

To be fair it took several attempts to get it to work properly but after a bit of practice it seems ok but sometimes a little hit and miss.

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  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Settings>General>Siri>Raise to Speak...is this on?

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    You still need to press the home button then raise to your ear.

     

    This may help: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf#page38

  • gody Level 1 Level 1

    Furthermore it does not work:

    • in stand-by mode. You need to press the home or power button once to activate the lockscreen and then hold it to your ear.
    • when the phone is being charged (through either a computer or another power source).
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    The Huntress wrote:

    You still need to press the home button then raise to your ear.

     

    Not true...you may want to read the manual you referenced before posting. Quoted from the user guide:

     

    "This setting allows you to activate Siri by raising iPhone to your ear when the screen is on. When this setting is off, raising iPhone to your ear doesn’t turn Siri on."

  • gody Level 1 Level 1

    Huntress wasn't 'wrong' per se. "You still need to press the home button then raise to your ear." which is correct if Huntress meant the button should be pressed to turn the screen on. For example in stand-by mode.

     

    (Interesting by the way that when I posted Huntress' comment was not there and it didn't take me six minutes to post =). Is it correct that when you edit a message it gets reposted as if it was a new comment and the old one is removed?)

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    I stand corrected wjosten, it takes a bit of practice and I've just managed to get this to work for the first time since receiving my 4S on launch day, even though I had it set to 'raise to speak'.

     

    Thanks again for correcting me.

  • mkummer Level 2 Level 2

    I did all this from the beginning and - still - it does not work. Perhaps a bug in the german localization? Whatever I do when holding the iPhone to my ear - Siri does not answer...

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    To be fair it took several attempts to get it to work properly but after a bit of practice it seems ok but sometimes a little hit and miss.

  • mkummer Level 2 Level 2

    I tried ("practised") now for about 60 times using my left (normal) and right ear and got 5 "hits", 4 of them at the right ear. In fact unusable as it is., since no improvement took place. The hits were at random, could not figure out what I did special at the hits. Seems Siri is still a little to cautious to activate - maybe 5.0.1 works better?

  • The Huntress Level 4 Level 4

    Siri is still in beta at the moment so I'm sure it will be improved upon in future updates.