I can't say for sure but I believe that this closed a security hole for anyone being able to have Siri read messages or email to them.The phone wants to authenticate that it's actually you that wants the messages read to them.
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Yes I’m aware of that. But it defeats the purpose if I have to pick up my phone and unlock it to have Siri read my texts to me. I drive a lot for work and have used Siri to read and send texts and massages for years all while keeping my phone on my hip or being charged. Now I have to unlock my phone for Siri to do the work. That makes absolutely no sense at all!
I feel like this must be a bug since it wasn't happening with my iPhone 6. Any official answer? Also I do have it set to use siri while locked so again, if this was an ID issue they wouldn't have that as an option. (To be sure, I just now set it to "off" and then "on" again so maybe it's one of those bugs that works after toggling. will check later).
Question: why cant we use siri to text in the car anymore?