"Remind me to call..."
This is driving me crazy. I want to add a reminder but dont want it to look up the contact. I have a number of contacts that dont have phone numbers and when I sent the reminder I dont want to take the time to look up the number. I just want the reminder.
It keeps saying "Uh, oh. I dont have a phone number for Bob Smith" I tried "Remind me anyway", "I dont want a number". She keeps repeating herself.
- 10-21-2011, 10:05 AM #2
- 10-21-2011, 10:09 AM #3
I guess a dummy number would work but if hes going to go to that trouble, he might as well just type in the reminder.
- 10-21-2011, 10:21 AM #5
I think I've figured out a workaround... if I tell her to remind me to "contact" instead of call, she wont ask for the number.
- 10-21-2011, 10:27 AM #7
- 10-21-2011, 10:30 AM #8
- 10-21-2011, 10:39 AM #9
As they said above, Siri is still a learning A.I. so you need to adjust with her abilities a bit...instead of making a reminder to call, a general reminder to "contact" (as suggested above), or simply saying "Reminder, John Doe at 1pm"...we have to adjust our own nuances because we are talking to a piece of technology that takes things QUITE literally (as it should, since it is being fed instructions)...
If you tell her to call...she wants a number, so remove the variable of "call" and you've got an easy way around it.
Say you want to call your car garage but you don't have a number...you can give the command "Call Joe Bobs Garage" and she'll ask for a contact, or you can say "Find Joe Bobs Garage" and she'll attempt to give you directions, thinking you want to FIND it...but then you adjust and say "I need a phone number for Joe Bobs Garage"...and you'll be set.
Its all about clear communication, but she is quite adaptable to our ways of conversation...and learns how you ask for things.
I totally understand the beta nature of Siri & actually enjoy trying to figure it out. For example, I read a tip about setting up my phone so I can send a text to Twitter to send a tweet. Then I can say "Text Twitter..." and tweet. I discovered that if I immediately follow that with the tweet itself, it tells me it can't send tweets. But if I just say "text twitter" it asks what I want to say and it works fine.
Just little nuances that I can certainly deal with. The time it's already saved me is pretty amazing. I love it.