Siri ruined surprise party
So I created a calender event through Siri for my mom and dads surprise anniversary party only to find out she emailed the event to my mom. My mom wasn't on the invitee list... Siri just emailed it automatically!! What if I scheduled "fire John Doe at 8am on Friday"? Yes, John gets the heads up!! Bad Siri!!
- 02-29-2012, 11:17 AM #2
Yes, she knows the relationships of my mom, brother and sister. But if you create an appointment mentioning anyone in your contacts Siri automatically emails them. There should be a way to disable this, or at least have Siri ask for permission first!
- 02-29-2012, 11:27 AM #4
Were it me, I'd have done the invite process manually so I had complete control, and could only blame myself should something get screwed up... but I'm funny that way.Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
iPhone5 on VZW; iPad(2012) - wifi with BadElf for GPS
- 02-29-2012, 11:46 AM #6
- 03-01-2012, 07:45 AM #7
- 03-01-2012, 01:36 PM #8
I've set reminders like this via Siri and have never had this problem.... Are you sure you don't have something funky in your settings?"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." - John Wayne iPhone 5 Black (16GB) iPad Mini White (16GB)
- 03-01-2012, 03:33 PM #10
btw, this has been discussed previously and there really isn't a way around it. Key words like appointment somehow get flagged as an invite.
I've tried numerous different word-iterations to add an "appointment" to my calendar w/o having Siri send an email invite, but to date, nothing successful..
- 03-01-2012, 08:27 PM #12
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- 03-04-2012, 07:07 PM #15
I have the same set up as you. My mom is listed in my contacts along with her email address and Siri knows she's my mom. So when I plan on having Siri set anything confidential or a surprise I'll simply tell Siri a different name (code that I know the person by).
Example: If my mom's name is Monica Smith and Siri knows this, I'll use my mom's maiden name (Monica Doe), a nick name that family and friends call her (big mama) or her initials (MNS). My Siri does not know any nick names, maiden names of my contacts and I have no one listed in my contacts by their initials.
"Siri add surprise birthday party for Monica Doe on March xx, 2012."
"Siri add surprise birthday party for big mama on March xx, 2012."