1. aznhomieboi1689's Avatar
    Just wanted to vent my frustration, I just got iPhone 5. And Siri does not understand a single word...and when she does understand, she freezes...apple needs to make Siri a little better...
    12-24-2012 06:14 PM
  2. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I very rarely have problems with Siri. The only time is when I say an address too fast but other than that she's pretty accurate.
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    12-24-2012 07:08 PM
  3. Nolander07's Avatar
    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 07:27 PM
  4. 03_CTD's Avatar
    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 08:19 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    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 08:26 PM
  6. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    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.
    I'm just the opposite. I find that I have to slow down so that Siri can catch everything I'm saying and not what she thinks I'm saying.
    12-24-2012 08:28 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Siri works well enough for me. Sometimes it doesn't catch my words. However I changed Siri to speak to me in the Queens English.
    12-24-2012 11:40 PM
  8. aznhomieboi1689's Avatar
    I gues it could be my connection, I have been having problems with the connection (iMessage not working, picture SMS doesn't load, etc) why is it like this??
    12-24-2012 11:44 PM
  9. BHMartin's Avatar
    Never a problem either. I've learned to use certain words and phrases.
    12-24-2012 11:47 PM
  10. shockwave88#IM's Avatar
    sometimes i have a problem as well
    12-25-2012 11:38 PM
  11. Dave_k605's Avatar
    Never a problem either. I've learned to use certain words and phrases.
    Awesome product. You have to adapt to it, not it adapting to you.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    rjkolo likes this.
    12-26-2012 12:26 AM
  12. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Siri gives me problems a lot of times. It's gets frustrating. But when I reboot the device and try use it again it works just fine.
    It's like Siri has its moods


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    12-26-2012 01:35 AM
  13. crackcookie's Avatar
    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.
    12-26-2012 01:37 AM
  14. anaphora68's Avatar
    I gues it could be my connection, I have been having problems with the connection (iMessage not working, picture SMS doesn't load, etc) why is it like this??
    You just answered your own question. If you have a bad data connection, the phone isn't going to work as advertised.

    Sounds like an issue you need to take up with your carrier.
    Fit24 likes this.
    12-26-2012 07:24 AM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 sucks...it never connects to WiFi...should i get a router or something?
    12-26-2012 07:29 AM
  16. Keldog's Avatar
    Siri works about as well as Google voice search for me. Not too shabby.
    12-26-2012 07:43 AM
  17. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Siri works pretty damn good for me. I have not had any issues with it at all.
    12-26-2012 10:21 AM
  18. breadmanjp's Avatar
    I was frustrated with Siri on iPhone 4s but since I upgraded to iPhone 5 Siri works like a charm! Maybe its the LTE but whatever the case, she works just fine.
    12-26-2012 12:22 PM
  19. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 sucks...it never connects to WiFi...should i get a router or something?
    LMAO! I would like to thank you for making me shoot Dr. Pepper through my nose at work while reading your statement....


    Sent from the shadows of darkness using Tapatalk
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    12-26-2012 02:46 PM
  20. sherlock's Avatar
    Siri always works for me unless I talk fast and slur my speech.
    12-26-2012 02:52 PM
  21. Fit24's Avatar
    Siri works great for me.
    12-26-2012 05:25 PM
  22. angermeans's Avatar
    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 07:21 PM
  23. angermeans's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 sucks...it never connects to WiFi...should i get a router or something?
    So I had to edit my post I didn't get your sarcasm at first. Ha ha I got a laugh out of it.
    12-26-2012 07:25 PM
  24. anon(1458)'s Avatar
    I'm from the south and while at times Siri does have issues understanding my southern drawl/twang, most of the time she does understand me just fine lol
    12-27-2012 09:18 AM
  25. Patricia Henisse's Avatar
    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.
    01-03-2013 03:02 PM
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