- 12-24-2012, 08:08 PM #2
- 12-24-2012, 08:27 PM #3iMore Intermediate
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I have found Siri pretty accurate in understanding what I say. She is only good for certain things though. For me, I learned I have to talk fast, because if I pause and think about what I'm saying she detects end of speech and she tries to answer the question or do whatever task before I am through. Overall I like Siri.
- 12-24-2012, 09:19 PM #4
I have never had a single issue with Siri understanding me either. My voice to text (microphone icon on the keyboard) feature can't understand a single thing I have ever said which is an entirely different story but, Siri has never missed a beat even in situations with an abundance of background noise!!
- 12-24-2012, 09:26 PM #5
Perhaps there is an underlying issue with your phone. Or, maybe your speech is such that the software has difficulty recognizing. Also, your data connection also weighs heavily on Siri's performance.
I can understand your frustration especially since you just got your phone and naturally would expect it to work to your standards. I would suggest contacting tech support of your carrier or visiting an apple store if your feel it could be a hardware/software problem.
I might also suggest choosing your thread titles carefully as the forum police will be quick to label you as a troll vs lending their knowledge on the subject. Since I and others do not have the same issues with Siri as you have, I hope you seek out answers and enjoy a much better experience!
- 12-24-2012, 09:28 PM #6
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- 12-26-2012, 02:35 AM #12
- 12-26-2012, 02:37 AM #13
Re: Siri sucks
Maybe you have a funny accent or speak to close, fast, slow. What I found interesting about myself, is my English, I try to improve it because I talk to a handful of foreigners, and you cannot say certain slang phrases or skip words, or fail to annunciate, or else they will fail to understand you.
Siri is a work in progress, and we all know that, the more we all talk to her the better she gets, and she is better than the voice features on Android and Blackberry in terms of not only understanding, but responses.
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- 12-26-2012, 03:46 PM #19iMore Expert
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- 12-26-2012, 03:52 PM #20
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- 12-26-2012, 08:21 PM #22
I've actually found Siri to work very well. All other speech to text apps I've used I've quickly given up on, but Siri I continue to use daily. If seems to do very well. Perhaps the issue (like another person stated) is due to other problems. I know the only time I get rare problems is when I don't have a great data connection or I'm in a loud area.
What exactly are you attempting to get Siri to do? Maybe we could help.
- 12-26-2012, 08:25 PM #23
- 12-27-2012, 10:18 AM #24
- 01-03-2013, 04:02 PM #25iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
Re: Siri sucks
Siri may work in a large metro area but, generally speaking, her location services suck. All the people who love it are sitting in the center of 14,000 coffee shops and never ask for anything but a cup of coffee. Ask it, "What is the closest photocopy store?" and you get, "I don't find one." So, in the entire US, she can't find even ONE photocopy shop?
Her next move is to ask if you want her to search the web. If you say yes, you get a safari page full of store locator links. If your personal assisted did that you would fire him. The advantage to having siri is to be able to verbally ask a question and get a correct response. If I wanted to do my own online search, I'd do that.
Apple is smiling and saying, "Siri is wonderful, Siri saves time, Siri is the best personal assistant in the world." I guess we all should ignore the fact that it is not. It's too bad, but the iPhone and Apple may very well be nearing the end of their product life. Where's the innovation? Where's the 21st century capabilities? Where are the bells and whistles that are worth the inflated prices good old Apple Inc charges? Perhaps they should spend more time in research and development (and installing some honesty in their marketing) than they spend in court trying to obliterate up-and-coming companies that actually produce products that work and treat their customers honestly.
As for many of the reviews on this page, please stop piling on praise for Siri and saying, "Siri is great! Even in Beta testing." The general public should not be involved in beta testing. The general public should receive a well built final product and the company's appreciation for the purchase. Does Apple cut you a check for debugging Siri? They should.
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