- 01-12-2012, 04:46 PM #26
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- 01-13-2012, 02:15 AM #28iMore Intermediate
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I like it when it works, and I think the # 1 thing that causes it to fail is your internet connection. The ideal time for me to use it is when driving to text or, rarely, call someone. Unfortunately, you're in motion and your data connection may be compromised at any second. There's actually a stretch of road that I take where Siri fails every time even though I have no issues with phone calls on that road.
What would be nice is to have the software be more independent, like with calls, texting, alarms, lists, scheduling, ect. Obviously, if you want to do a google search and other net related stuff you need a web connection.
- 01-13-2012, 12:25 PM #29
REF: "Can you use Siri to find a address with the map app?"
Yes, you can. I just tested it out before replying to your post. I told Siri to find a specific address and it initiated the map app with the location pin at the address I requested.
- 01-15-2012, 01:55 PM #30
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- 01-26-2012, 07:14 AM #38
- 01-26-2012, 07:56 AM #39
Unfortunately, i have to say that siri is a great personal assistant to have, but i don't summons on her as much as i used to when i first got my 4S. One of the main reasons for this is because when i do need to set a reminder or calendar, its usually noisy in my house (with kids whatta ya expect) and she has a hard time understanding what i'm trying to say. Usually by the 3rd time i give up and just type everything in.
I also think that i'm just so accustomed to doing things the 'old fashioned' way of typing info in, that thats usually what i automatically do out of habit.
- 01-26-2012, 10:54 AM #40
- 01-26-2012, 11:43 AM #41
- 01-26-2012, 01:40 PM #42
Does anyone have a problem with her giving two different weather reports? I asked her if it was going to rain tomorrow and she said yes. Later that night, I asked her what the low temp would be and it appeared she was giving me a forecast from last week due to the temps she said. I asked her twice in a row what the high for tomorrow was and she gave me two different answers.
- 01-26-2012, 03:57 PM #43
I dunno. The more I try to use it, the more I find myself a little disappointed. I have a Ford Fusion, and I get a ton of work out of the voice recognition system in that car, which is Ford SYNC by Microsoft. Now, that system's far from perfect, but I find it to be better at basic speech recognition and reliability than Siri is.
And I think the bigger problem is just the lack of functionality. I don't know why they allow Siri to do basic things like check the weather or do an internet search that you can do quickly already on the phone, but NOT things like turning your Bluetooth off or adjust the brightness of the screen.
Q: How much memory do I have left?
A: I'm on it...would you like me to search the web?
Q: Show me my pictures...
A: If you like, I can search the web for "my pictures"
Siri doesn't understand what I want because Apple didn't want to program her to be a true utility assistant on the device. I want Siri to make simple the things that are more complicated on iOS, not just offer a "cooler" way of doing things that are already easy. Of course, all of these things are possible for the future, but I really wouldn't recommend Siri as a device selling point to anyone because there isn't much new here that I've found a use for. Even BlackBerry devices can do things like audio Google searches, or voice dialing.
Last edited by StormJH1; 01-26-2012 at 04:01 PM.
- 01-27-2012, 09:10 AM #44
- 01-28-2012, 04:27 PM #45
As many others have said, I would find it more useful if it could do simple things like cut on/off wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, etc.
From my personal experience, more than half the time Siri says it can not help me and to try later or it completely doesn't understand what I said.
- 01-28-2012, 05:22 PM #46iPhone Nanite
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- 01-28-2012, 06:03 PM #47
I appreciate that I can speak to Siri in 24 hour clock speak "set up an appointment at 1630". But I would appreciate it more if Siri spoke back in 24 hour talk when I have the phone set to 24 hour mode.
"Siri, make an app. For 1630"
"your appointment has been scheduled for 4:30pm"
To me it matters cause I do everything in 24 hour talk and NEVER talk in 12 hour. It forces me to stop and think, and a personal assistant shouldn't be trying to make me think more.
Last edited by MYNAMESALEX; 01-28-2012 at 06:05 PM.
- 02-18-2012, 04:21 PM #48
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- 02-18-2012, 07:45 PM #50
I get in arguments with Siri. I'll ask her to find a supermarket or gas station. She then lists a bunch that are miles from where I am, bypassing several much closer ones. I'll try a few variations, and eventually I tell her she's useless, to which she replies "I'm sorry you feel that way." I suspect she will eventually reply, "Whatever."
And why does she understand "Open the pod bay doors", and, "What is the meaning of life', but not "Beam me up."?