1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've used Siri to do various things like set an alarm, appointments, searches and stuff like that, but I 'primarily' use Siri to read and reply to text messages while I'm driving.
    01-12-2012 05:46 PM
  2. Eequetsuorcha's Avatar
    Can you use Siri to find a address with the map app?
    01-13-2012 12:53 AM
  3. edd's Avatar
    I like it when it works, and I think the # 1 thing that causes it to fail is your internet connection. The ideal time for me to use it is when driving to text or, rarely, call someone. Unfortunately, you're in motion and your data connection may be compromised at any second. There's actually a stretch of road that I take where Siri fails every time even though I have no issues with phone calls on that road.

    What would be nice is to have the software be more independent, like with calls, texting, alarms, lists, scheduling, ect. Obviously, if you want to do a google search and other net related stuff you need a web connection.
    01-13-2012 03:15 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    REF: "Can you use Siri to find a address with the map app?"

    Yes, you can. I just tested it out before replying to your post. I told Siri to find a specific address and it initiated the map app with the location pin at the address I requested.
    01-13-2012 01:25 PM
  5. Granny Dee's Avatar
    The best feature so far for me is; when shopping it calculates percentages. Like 75% off of $134.95. Much better than pulling up the calculator.
    01-15-2012 02:55 PM
  6. Rockdog97's Avatar
    The best feature so far for me is; when shopping it calculates percentages. Like 75% off of $134.95. Much better than pulling up the calculator.
    what terminology do you use? i.e., how do you say this to SIRI?

    i've tried simple division problems like "what is 250 divided by 12.15" to no avail...
    01-15-2012 06:45 PM
  7. StormJH1's Avatar
    Can you use Siri to find a address with the map app?
    Yes. This is probably one of the more useful features. For example: "Get me directions to the Library", then it will search for libraries nearby or you can specify one. Not sure if you can dictate a number address like 7-1-5 Main Street, but you probably can.
    01-15-2012 10:53 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    (edited)... Not sure if you can dictate a number address like 7-1-5 Main Street, but you probably can.
    . Yes, you can tell Siri to locate a 'specific' address. It will find the address and pinpoint it via the map app.
    01-15-2012 10:59 PM
  9. kebema's Avatar
    what terminology do you use? i.e., how do you say this to SIRI?

    i've tried simple division problems like "what is 250 divided by 12.15" to no avail...
    I just say "What is ___% off of $_____" and Siri pulls up the answer every single time.
    01-16-2012 03:22 PM
  10. ccsuwxman's Avatar
    what terminology do you use? i.e., how do you say this to SIRI?

    i've tried simple division problems like "what is 250 divided by 12.15" to no avail...
    You need to say "how much is 250 divided by 12.15." Saying "what is" will confuse the nice lady.
    01-16-2012 06:04 PM
  11. Rockdog97's Avatar
    ah cool.. I guess when I originally tried it i was saying "what is 35 dollars dividing by 12.5 gallons"

    instead of just how much is 35 divided by 12.5

    I'lll have to keep in mind the address search as well.
    01-16-2012 07:08 PM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Can you use Siri to find a address with the map app?
    You can also tell her "I'm lost" and she'll show you where you are. What's really cool is at least in my house, when I zoom in on the map, it shows me what portion of my house I'm in, whether it be the north corner or the west corner of my house. Kinda neat.
    01-17-2012 10:51 AM
  13. verwon's Avatar
    Siri is the love of my life and I absolutely adore her. She's not Verwon, but she's definitely close in awesomeness to her.
    Bwahahaha! Just saw this, cracking up! LOL


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    01-26-2012 08:14 AM
  14. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    You can also tell her "I'm lost" and she'll show you where you are. What's really cool is at least in my house, when I zoom in on the map, it shows me what portion of my house I'm in, whether it be the north corner or the west corner of my house. Kinda neat.
    WoW, that is pretty neat

    Unfortunately, i have to say that siri is a great personal assistant to have, but i don't summons on her as much as i used to when i first got my 4S. One of the main reasons for this is because when i do need to set a reminder or calendar, its usually noisy in my house (with kids whatta ya expect) and she has a hard time understanding what i'm trying to say. Usually by the 3rd time i give up and just type everything in.

    I also think that i'm just so accustomed to doing things the 'old fashioned' way of typing info in, that thats usually what i automatically do out of habit.
    01-26-2012 08:56 AM
  15. Kehjj04's Avatar
    WoW, that is pretty neat

    Unfortunately, i have to say that siri is a great personal assistant to have, but i don't summons on her as much as i used to when i first got my 4S. One of the main reasons for this is because when i do need to set a reminder or calendar, its usually noisy in my house (with kids whatta ya expect) and she has a hard time understanding what i'm trying to say. Usually by the 3rd time i give up and just type everything in.

    I also think that i'm just so accustomed to doing things the 'old fashioned' way of typing info in, that thats usually what i automatically do out of habit.

    I agree. I have 4 that range between 7 and 5 months so unless they are sleeping Siri is pretty useless to me due to all the background noise . Which sucks because I love Siri
    01-26-2012 11:54 AM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I agree. I have 4 that range between 7 and 5 months so unless they are sleeping Siri is pretty useless to me due to all the background noise . Which sucks because I love Siri
    trust me it doesnt get any quieter as they get older, My house ALWAYS has something happening
    Last edited by Pink; 01-26-2012 at 05:05 PM.
    01-26-2012 12:43 PM
  17. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Does anyone have a problem with her giving two different weather reports? I asked her if it was going to rain tomorrow and she said yes. Later that night, I asked her what the low temp would be and it appeared she was giving me a forecast from last week due to the temps she said. I asked her twice in a row what the high for tomorrow was and she gave me two different answers.
    01-26-2012 02:40 PM
  18. StormJH1's Avatar
    I dunno. The more I try to use it, the more I find myself a little disappointed. I have a Ford Fusion, and I get a ton of work out of the voice recognition system in that car, which is Ford SYNC by Microsoft. Now, that system's far from perfect, but I find it to be better at basic speech recognition and reliability than Siri is.

    And I think the bigger problem is just the lack of functionality. I don't know why they allow Siri to do basic things like check the weather or do an internet search that you can do quickly already on the phone, but NOT things like turning your Bluetooth off or adjust the brightness of the screen.

    Q: How much memory do I have left?
    A: I'm on it...would you like me to search the web?

    Q: Show me my pictures...
    A: If you like, I can search the web for "my pictures"

    Siri doesn't understand what I want because Apple didn't want to program her to be a true utility assistant on the device. I want Siri to make simple the things that are more complicated on iOS, not just offer a "cooler" way of doing things that are already easy. Of course, all of these things are possible for the future, but I really wouldn't recommend Siri as a device selling point to anyone because there isn't much new here that I've found a use for. Even BlackBerry devices can do things like audio Google searches, or voice dialing.
    Last edited by StormJH1; 01-26-2012 at 05:01 PM.
    01-26-2012 04:57 PM
  19. kiwiruss's Avatar
    My New Zealand Accent gives Siri a fit. I have to put on a fake american accent to get any correct answers.
    01-27-2012 10:10 AM
  20. HYDE1000's Avatar
    As many others have said, I would find it more useful if it could do simple things like cut on/off wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, etc.

    From my personal experience, more than half the time Siri says it can not help me and to try later or it completely doesn't understand what I said.
    01-28-2012 05:27 PM
  21. fsventures's Avatar
    I would actually like to know stories about your Siri experience. From people that I've met, they simply adore her. I don't know what it is, but she's very helpful and useful and people actually like her!
    I use to like Siri a lot. However she doesn't seem to be working lately. Yesterday, I asked her at least 15 times to provide directions. Each time, she would either say she did not understand, or she would say that she found several hotel near my location. I finally gave up and looked for my own directions
    01-28-2012 06:22 PM
  22. MYNAMESALEX's Avatar
    I appreciate that I can speak to Siri in 24 hour clock speak "set up an appointment at 1630". But I would appreciate it more if Siri spoke back in 24 hour talk when I have the phone set to 24 hour mode.

    "Siri, make an app. For 1630"
    "your appointment has been scheduled for 4:30pm"
    "..."

    To me it matters cause I do everything in 24 hour talk and NEVER talk in 12 hour. It forces me to stop and think, and a personal assistant shouldn't be trying to make me think more.
    Last edited by MYNAMESALEX; 01-28-2012 at 07:05 PM.
    01-28-2012 07:03 PM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    I pretty much used Siri to call specific people or phone #'s and a few times to locate businesses. I will say it was pretty beneficial and much better than the alternatives on the market.
    02-18-2012 05:21 PM
  24. robotmechanic's Avatar
    I pretty much used Siri to call specific people or phone #'s and a few times to locate businesses. I will say it was pretty beneficial and much better than the alternatives on the market.
    are there any others that come close?
    02-18-2012 07:09 PM
  25. owlyn's Avatar
    I get in arguments with Siri. I'll ask her to find a supermarket or gas station. She then lists a bunch that are miles from where I am, bypassing several much closer ones. I'll try a few variations, and eventually I tell her she's useless, to which she replies "I'm sorry you feel that way." I suspect she will eventually reply, "Whatever."

    And why does she understand "Open the pod bay doors", and, "What is the meaning of life', but not "Beam me up."?
    02-18-2012 08:45 PM
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