Question: Siri audio draining battery – finally a solution (sorta)
For six months plus now, I have been dealing with Siri audio draining my battery. Like most others this is with Siri completely disabled on my phone, and with various versions of iOS. I found this issue out the hard way when I didn't put my phone on the charger at night, my battery drained in my sleep and my phone died hence my alarm didn't go off causing me to miss something very important for work. My boss loved that. I realize that there have been other solutions out there – hooking up to your computer, reinstalling everything, blah blah; it's caused by the Facebook app so get rid of that blah blah- end up getting a new phone multiple times yada yada- along with many other suggestions. It turns out I tried pretty much everything that was suggested and it either didn't apply to me (don't have FB) or was short lived at best. FINALLY I figured it out.
Good news/bad news:
Bad news is this is an issue with Apple and no matter what iOS I am at it seems like they haven't actually created a solution for it.
Good news is I finally figured out *** Siri audio is and you can choose to work around it. At least for me, and I'm hoping for many others as well because I don't believe I've seen this in any posts.
Yes my Siri is all disabled in every way possible, so make sure to do that first. THEN Settings-General-Keyboard- and turn of Enable Dictation. This is what magically- FINALLY- solved it for me.
***NOTE: whenever you power your phone down enable dictation turns back on automatically, so keep that in mind!***
Seriously, try it and watch your battery for that 24 hours. It's shocking.
I really hope this helps someone, ANYONE, since it has taken hours of my life from me with all the issues of Siri audio. I hate that ***.
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