1. rdstryr's Avatar
    I use it everyday in the morning while I'm getting ready for work. I can continue to get ready and also text my wife with ease. I also use it to start/stop/skip music while working in the yard with dirty hands etc. For those that say it's pretty useless and doesn't really do what they want it to do, you have to keep using consistently, it's always learning from your request and will get better and smarter the more you use it.
    03-20-2017 10:33 AM
  2. reeneebob's Avatar
    I use it all the time. It's active on my iPad too but never responds to "hey Siri"
    03-20-2017 11:31 AM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Never. I even have Siri turned off completely.
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    03-20-2017 12:55 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I use mine all the time to act on HomeKit items and set timers.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-20-2017 01:49 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    I use it all the time, from making calls to setting alarms. It's much faster, thus more convenient.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-20-2017 04:04 PM
  6. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Say "Hey Siri" around my house and you hear a "bing" from every room.
    03-20-2017 04:13 PM
  7. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    Most of the time especially when I'm driving. Sometimes she gets the name wrong and calls someone else.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-20-2017 04:24 PM
  8. trparky's Avatar
    Yes, I use Siri all the time to set timers and other things. Siri is useful.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-20-2017 07:36 PM
  9. travis4380's Avatar
    I have it on. More for sending a message while driving so I don't have to touch my phone.
    03-20-2017 08:04 PM
  10. RHChan84's Avatar
    I used to have OK google on when it first came out and thought it was cool but then never used it again.

    Same with Hey Siri. Used it a few times cause it seems nice to have but never used it after the 3rd week
    03-20-2017 08:14 PM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    Having just gotten AirPods, I will probably be using it even more now
    03-20-2017 08:15 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I use it all the time. It's active on my iPad too but never responds to "hey Siri"
    iPads that support "Hey Siri" will only work while charging. This could be why it never responds. Try plugging your iPad into a charger and it should work.
    reeneebob likes this.
    03-20-2017 09:43 PM
  13. anirdb55's Avatar
    What's the point of "Hey Siri" when all it can effectively do is just set alarms? It doesn't understand contextual communication and gives irrelevant information half the time.
    03-21-2017 12:42 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    What's the point of "Hey Siri" when all it can effectively do is just set alarms? It doesn't understand contextual communication and gives irrelevant information half the time.
    Welcome to iMore!

    I used it yesterday to send a text... I also use it quite a bit to set calendar events, reminders, etc. "Set a reminder in 46 days to XYZ". "Set an alarm every Tuesday morning at 8:45".
    03-21-2017 05:54 AM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I use it all the time. It's active on my iPad too but never responds to "hey Siri"
    If you have an iPhone 6s or later, or an iPad Pro (9.7-inch) you can use "Hey Siri" whenever you want. If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, or another iPad or iPod touch model, you need to plug your device into power first.

    ref: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204389
    03-21-2017 05:56 AM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If you have an iPhone 6s or later, or an iPad Pro (9.7-inch) you can use "Hey Siri" whenever you want. If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, or another iPad or iPod touch model, you need to plug your device into power first.

    ref: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204389
    Thank you for clarifying. I completely forgot that the 9.7" Pro doesn't need to be plugged in.
    robertk328 likes this.
    03-21-2017 06:03 AM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    What's the point of "Hey Siri" when all it can effectively do is just set alarms? It doesn't understand contextual communication and gives irrelevant information half the time.
    I agree that Siri could be better but, like @robertk328, I use it for a variety of things. iMore has a great guide here: http://m.imore.com/siri-ultimate-guide
    robertk328 likes this.
    03-21-2017 06:06 AM
  18. imwjl's Avatar
    Never use it but I have it on so big brother can listen in on me.
    Yes, you get the satisfaction of knowing that someone's listening when your 3 teenagers are not.
    cwbcpa and robertk328 like this.
    03-21-2017 06:39 AM
  19. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I have it turned on and use it all the time.

    Honestly, I have other things to worry about besides who may be listening in on my conversations. And if some is listening all they are going to hear is technical specs on interactive touch screen monitors and install schedules.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    03-21-2017 10:42 AM
  20. reeneebob's Avatar
    iPads that support "Hey Siri" will only work while charging. This could be why it never responds. Try plugging your iPad into a charger and it should work.
    Did not know that! Thanks!
    03-21-2017 11:22 AM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Did not know that! Thanks!
    Anytime! @robertk328 brought up a good point that the 9.7" Pro doesn't haven't to be plugged in. As far as I know all other models do.
    03-21-2017 11:24 AM
  22. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I do use it but I wish it was more integrated with more apps other than HomeKit. Lol I use the OnStar app on my phone but would love to ask Siri to start the car when its cold outside. But with my HomeKit setup it does come in handy.
    03-21-2017 11:33 AM
  23. LCW's Avatar
    Use Hey Siri all the time... especially in the car. Useful hands-free feature.
    03-21-2017 12:07 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I honestly don't use it at all. When I first got my 7 Plus I used it a few times but then I stopped. It's enabled. Do I like the idea of possible hacking by the government? Nope. But if it's going to happen there isn't much I can do about it. And they aren't going to find much of interested on my phone anyway.
    What the heck!...(laughing)....You ventured into the Twilight Zone for a moment, didn't you?
    Tartarus likes this.
    03-21-2017 02:17 PM
  25. Quis89's Avatar
    What the heck!...(laughing)....You ventured into the Twilight Zone for a moment, didn't you?
    I mean I don't see it happening lol. But the OP mentioned government hacking stories.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-21-2017 02:28 PM
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