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    Default I'm putting Siri on hiatus

    Those who have iPhone 4S with Siri disabled, are you waiting for something?

    What's the problem, why do you have it disabled?

    I'm trying to decide if I'd be okay with disabling Siri until the full product is released.
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    I just don't use it much. Yesterday I asked it "what do hummingbirds eat?" You could see where it typed out the question properly, and the answer was "I've found 10 restaurants close by." #FAIL
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    smh I understand that.

    And I really admired the idea of Siri, but it just doesn't live up to expectations and I feel forced to shut it down. I also don't think Apple will start pushing Siri again until the iPhone 8, ... MAYBE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I just don't use it much. Yesterday I asked it "what do hummingbirds eat?" You could see where it typed out the question properly, and the answer was "I've found 10 restaurants close by." #FAIL
    Lmao, that IS a total FAIL indeed Alli!! I never use Siri anymore unless it's in my zippy wallet and the home button accidentally gets pushed while my wallet is clutched under my arm LOL.

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    I'm on Sprint, and 95% of the time Siri doesn't work because of my network. When I'm on WiFi it works almost perfectly for me. I haven't seen any I can't accept your request lately. I used to see that a lot more during its first months regardless of 3G or WiFi. But I have mine enabled. I see no reason to disable it even if I use it 3-5 times a week
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    The addition of Sports and movies actually didn't entice me. And there was her ability to open apps, but I don't find that necessary, it's actually kind of funny. But I could see that being useful if you were blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I just don't use it much. Yesterday I asked it "what do hummingbirds eat?" You could see where it typed out the question properly, and the answer was "I've found 10 restaurants close by." #FAIL
    Don't complain. At least you got 10. Siri only gave me 6 restaurants.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I just don't use it much. Yesterday I asked it "what do hummingbirds eat?" You could see where it typed out the question properly, and the answer was "I've found 10 restaurants close by." #FAIL
    Asking Siri "what do you feed hummingbirds" would have got you a web search for hummingbird feeders and a link to what to feed hummingbirds... just gotta ask the right question
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    I use Siri to send texts, emails, make calls, read me messages when I'm at the gym. Very useful for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharma15 View Post
    I use Siri to send texts, emails, make calls, read me messages when I'm at the gym. Very useful for me
    Same here. For what I use Siri for, it works great for me.


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    Same here. Works great for me.


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    This is a silly discussion. Siri works for some needs not for others. Why disable it? That's like "I usually wash my dishes by hand so I'm going to also flip the breaker for it. That way I not only don't use it, but also Inconvenience myself more so if I decide to!"
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    I'm on the pro Siri side. Really useful for me as I'm driving a lot and making reminders and sending texts are a life saver to keep my eyes on the road.


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    I find Siri useful for returning short response texts and emails such as "I'm on my way", "I'm out front", "call me" Sometimes my bizz partners just need a conformation I got a text or email and a "Cool" or a "Got it" is enough. I asked Siri what do Hummingbirds consume and got this web search.
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    My wife has a 4S and I have a 4. Every time we ask Siri something on her phone, it just wants to do a web search. Really? We could have done that ourselves before now.
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    Alli and Irish Rose, this is for you!

    I'm putting Siri on hiatus-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340077327.606893.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleAsItSeems View Post
    This is a silly discussion.
    I disagree
    Siri works for some needs not for others. Why disable it?
    The simple answer is because it is their choice. Everyone will not use Siri in the same manner and Siri will not appeal to everyone or meet everyone's expectations so why have it enabled when you know you're never going to use it?
    That's like "I usually wash my dishes by hand so I'm going to also flip the breaker for it. That way I not only don't use it, but also Inconvenience myself more so if I decide to!"
    You're assuming that the people who choose to not use Siri will change their minds later. Maybe they will. Still, it is their phone, their choice and their decision. Respect it.




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    Vlingo kicks Siri's ***. I wish I could activate Vlingo the same way Siri is activated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharma15 View Post
    I use Siri to send texts, emails, make calls, read me messages when I'm at the gym. Very useful for me
    When i first got my 4S, I'd use Siri as well if i was driving and needed to respond to a text from one of my kids, BUT i found 99% of the time, Siri would mis-hear what i've said & not realizing it i'd send my msg --- my kids would get back to me and be like, "mom, what the heck were you trying to say?" LOL And I dont have an accent, brogue(at least not that i know of LOL) or any speech impairments. SO thats why i've stopped using Siri for this reason....I just pull over now (like i did in the past with my bb) to respond which doesnt bother me at all and i'm not knocking anyone who does use Siri with success. I'm just pointing out the issue i had with it that stopped me from utilizing it. On a very rare occassion i might use it, but its not often at all anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlissner View Post
    Vlingo kicks Siri's ***. I wish I could activate Vlingo the same way Siri is activated
    Yeah, Vlingo is awesome. I just wish they would implement the incar feature. After Siri was announced last year, Vlingo virtually stopped working on the iOS version and started concentrating all their efforts on Android. The Android incar feature is amazing.
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    Evidently there are a lot of restaurants serving hummingbirds. Who knew. Entering the same text string into Google resulted in the answer I wanted.

    But this is only a single example. I have never been able to send a text with Siri, and half the time my reminders are so off base that I don't save them because they aren't helpful.
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    I use Siri to reply to text, set reminders, web searches, ect. I will agree that about half the time I am deleting the message and typing it in.

    My wife loves it when me and my girlfriend (Siri) argue over what I said....
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    I don't have a 4S myself, but have seen it in action. YAWN. My son asked where Disney World was and "she" said "Could not locate Disney World in music library" whatever that meant. It seems like something that's really cool, but does not serve a usefull purpose. Tried another test. Had my friend ask "her" for resturants in our area, and I used an app I have that does the same thing. I had my results and he was asking for the 3rd time. Maybe on the next phone. Maybe (if the pics are close) it is why the speakers / mic look to be changed. With the micro dock, there is more room in the phone for that. Heard that was the reason the 4 didn't (and won't) be getting it. The mic was not up to par. It appears that for now, it is still in the "toy" phase.
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    I use Siri to dial people quickly (live how I can say dial or text my kid, etc). Also use it to set reminders and alarms. The sports and restaurants feature due to be implemented appeal to me as well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlissner View Post
    Vlingo kicks Siri's ***. I wish I could activate Vlingo the same way Siri is activated
    If you are jailbroken you can. Download activator and set Vlingo to open with the home button hold. I had my iPhone setup like that before the 4s came out.
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