8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 7:21 PM by mathieuonamac
jprin Level 1 Level 1

If I were to say, "Siri, call 911 and report a traffic accident at this current location" , does anyone know what it would do. I'm not sure how to test it, but it could come in handy in an emergency.

Solved by diesel vdub on Dec 15, 2011 8:19 PM Solved

If you tell Siri to call a number, it calls the number.

Siri does not "report a traffic accident" or any other issue to the other party on the phone.  YOU do that by talking to them.

Reply by stevejobsfan0123 on Dec 15, 2011 8:21 PM Helpful

Just say "Call 911." It won't understand "report a traffic accident." On the other hand, if you say, "I have a flat tire," it will find nearby tow services. But yeah, for it to call a number, you only say the number.

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  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    If you tell Siri to call a number, it calls the number.

    Siri does not "report a traffic accident" or any other issue to the other party on the phone.  YOU do that by talking to them.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
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    Just say "Call 911." It won't understand "report a traffic accident." On the other hand, if you say, "I have a flat tire," it will find nearby tow services. But yeah, for it to call a number, you only say the number.

  • wussyib Level 1 Level 1

    You know what would be handier in an emergency? You picking up the phone and dialing 911, then again, you could be eating a really yummy sandwich as you try to report an accident AT THE SCENE, so yeah, Siri is awsome that way.

  • AppsAndHacks Level 2 Level 2

    And if you say "Call me an ambulance", it will tell you "From now on, I'll call you An Ambulance, OK ?"

     

     

  • Toccoah74 Level 1 Level 1

    Siri wont 'Dial' 911.... Just like it wont call or disl '611'. You have to put a contact name to it!!!!!

  • Marc-Andre Larouche Level 1 Level 1

    I tryied to put 411 in my contact and can't call the number even if I say the name in my contact?! I 'm not sure if it will do an exception for 911, but it could be helpful in a real world emergency.

  • Farlander Level 1 Level 1

    Siri will not dial 911. It will, however, dial any other combination of <number>11 - 311, 411 et cetera, all work.

     

    It won't dial it even if you create a contact. The old Voice Control also won't dial 911, however it WILL dial, if you have it in your contact list.

     

    I have called Apple about the issue and they haven't given any explanation for this behaviour, which is clearly intentional, but not explained anywhere.

  • mathieuonamac Level 1 Level 1

    I tried to call 311, it won't. It says "Calling 311", then it says "Sorry I can't call 311". If I use the keypad and dial 311 myself, I get connected. This is true of 411 as well. I didn't test 911.