1. md17's Avatar
    Ok...well sorry my poor choice of verbage created this immense amount of rage...what I was really asking for is some help/tips that any loyal and always helpful imore forums posters would be able to offer to make Siri work alittle bit better than it does...and for the record, everyone I have talked to has had serious issues with Siri's response time as well as it not even working. I went through 6 iphones and a carrier switch, from VZW to ATT to try and get better signal coverage, and now that i am on ATT 4g with the cream of the crop device, IP5 and ios6, siri for me still sucks.
    09-28-2012 01:47 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    the good thing is you have 3 more weeks to take it back. IF you truly are dissatisfied then i urge you to do it and find something you do enjoy. it's your money man
    09-28-2012 01:51 PM
  3. md17's Avatar
    I don't want to take it back. I'm in love with everything else about the iPhone and iOS 6. I just want Siri to work. I'm sick of switching phones.
    09-28-2012 01:54 PM
  4. metrion's Avatar
    Siri's response time is an issue. First you ask to send a text. After you dictate what you want to say.

    Then...



    You could be sitting there for 10 minutes, then it'll say:

    Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you try it again?

    Sometimes it goes into a loop.
    09-28-2012 01:56 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    ...siri for me still sucks.
    Give specific examples of searches you've done that "Suck"... you're not going to get much if you say "hungry" at Siri vs. saying "find a nearby pizza place"... much of the time, people that say Siri sucks are just inputting poor queries. Garbage in - Garbage out applies to Siri.
    09-28-2012 01:58 PM
  6. metrion's Avatar
    Sometimes Siri is hard of hearing...


    SIRI
    What do you want to say to Kenneth?


    ME
    "I'm walking to the front right now. The 520 building."



    SIRI
    I've updated your message.

    Ingadogihsdagoidhgwdoghiwndghoafnha

    Ready to send it?


    Can't they come up with a better algorithm I mean some of the stuff it hears doesn't even make sense.
    09-28-2012 01:59 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    Siri's response time is an issue. First you ask to send a text. After you dictate what you want to say.

    Then...

    http://www.macnewsworld.com/images/rw715188/siri.jpg

    You could be sitting there for 10 minutes, then it'll say:

    Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you try it again?

    Sometimes it goes into a loop.
    as long as it keeps happening to you then i am more than satisfied with Siri
    stridr69#AC likes this.
    09-28-2012 02:00 PM
  8. md17's Avatar
    It's one thing to offer a cogent argument... throwing out an ad hominem "We all know.. Siri sucks" is anything but cogent and can rightfully be labeled as trolling.
    I am very sorry, but my god already...you are taking it way out of hand...it was a comment about a phone's system not working well. I know people are super die hard iPhone fans, but its still only an electronic device, when looked at in the grand scheme of things.
    09-28-2012 02:01 PM
  9. metrion's Avatar
    I like Siri though. The only thing it was really good at was helping get me from point A to B. It's a good thing I don't have the iPhone 5, because it still works on iOS5. You know, before losing all the functionality.

    Whenever I want to go somewhere I just ask, and that works every time.
    09-28-2012 02:02 PM
  10. md17's Avatar
    Siri, Launch Pandora.....45 seconds later...sorry I am unable to take your request at this time try again later.
    09-28-2012 02:07 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Metrion (or motolo or whatever name you have) it's surprising to me that you haven't signed into your alter-ego lately to add more useless drivel.

    md17...putting aside the first post, honestly, i don't know what to tell you about Siri, you describe what sounds like a consistent connection issue with Siri, I've personally never experienced that, in fact, aside from when the couple of widespread outages with her happened, she's worked perfectly 99.99999999% of the time (with the occasional hiccup of picking the wrong word in dictation or not quite understand what i was asking...especially if i ask really fast).

    Maybe you have a faulty handset, maybe you're in a funky network area where the carrier signal isn't consistent...it's hard to tell, and since Siri relies completely on network (and server) efficiency to function properly, this is probably the best bet for why you're getting bad performance (that is if the phone itself is fine). You said you're using the 4G network on the iPhone 5, that tells me you're in a smaller market coverage area, and that can very will be the culprit with your problems...you also said everyone you talked to had issues with Siri, are you speaking about locals? Perhaps that explains it even further, showing that your area's network is causing hiccups in Siri's performance. Everyone i know (and people ive just talked to) have loved Siri, use it often and don't have these consistent issues you're describing, not even close!

    Literally, since day one of having the 4S, Siri has worked above and beyond what i expected out of it, and now with the iPhone 5, it's much quicker and more adaptive to what i ask...
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    09-28-2012 02:13 PM
  12. metrion's Avatar
    Metrion (or motolo or whatever name you have) it's surprising to me that you haven't signed into your alter-ego lately to add more useless drivel.

    md17...putting aside the first post, honestly, i don't know what to tell you about Siri, you describe what sounds like a consistent connection issue with Siri, I've personally never experienced that, in fact, aside from when the couple of widespread outages with her happened, she's worked perfectly 99.99999999% of the time (with the occasional hiccup of picking the wrong word in dictation or not quite understand what i was asking...especially if i ask really fast).

    Maybe you have a faulty handset, maybe you're in a funky network area where the carrier signal isn't consistent...it's hard to tell, and since Siri relies completely on network (and server) efficiency to function properly, this is probably the best bet for why you're getting bad performance (that is if the phone itself is fine). You said you're using the 4G network on the iPhone 5, that tells me you're in a smaller market coverage area, and that can very will be the culprit with your problems...you also said everyone you talked to had issues with Siri, are you speaking about locals? Perhaps that explains it even further, showing that your area's network is causing hiccups in Siri's performance. Everyone i know (and people ive just talked to) have loved Siri, use it often and don't have these consistent issues you're describing, not even close!

    Literally, since day one of having the 4S, Siri has worked above and beyond what i expected out of it, and now with the iPhone 5, it's much quicker and more adaptive to what i ask...
    I dare you to do a video post using Siri without any slip ups. It's so unreliable, I'd be amazed to see live footage of it doing what it's supposedly supposed to do.
    09-28-2012 02:21 PM
  13. md17's Avatar
    well thank you for the possible explanations...LTE should be hitting my area sooner and I am hoping that the outge I was having when I first got the 5 was just due to a server being overtaxed because everyone bought the 5 and switched to ios6...is this a possibility?
    09-28-2012 02:27 PM
  14. mtcowdog's Avatar
    This "Beta" comment seems to be something coming from the people that will never be satisfied with Siri...i still find it humorous.

    As far as Siri being slow...I've only ever had problems with the software when the servers are down or I'm in poor reception or having network issues...when the network is up, Siri runs perfectly for me, and the network/server issues account for about .00000000001% of the time.
    So apple released Siri as beta. I think that's a fact. They don't do things like that very often, and my Apple experience goes back to an Apple IIe. So somehow I am humorous because I had hoped that beta meant it would be improved after a year? I'm not quite getting the point here.

    And I am happy to hear Siri works nearly perfectly for you. My experiences so far don't match that. I don't expect my experiences are universal. That might be true for your experiences too?

    I do like sending a handsfree text and hope as Siri gets to know me (I assume that's what happens) things will improve. I also expect that my brutally slow Siri response times are partially due to the unfortunate fact that my iPhone 5 gets old phone modem speeds over wifi, unlike every other iOS device I use on the same networks. I'm hopeful for a software fix on this latter element.
    09-28-2012 03:45 PM
  15. metrion's Avatar
    I'm just wondering why Tim Cook put this version of Siri on his "profound list".

    Or maybe he was referring to something later on down the line

    idc
    09-28-2012 04:02 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    well thank you for the possible explanations...LTE should be hitting my area sooner and I am hoping that the outge I was having when I first got the 5 was just due to a server being overtaxed because everyone bought the 5 and switched to ios6...is this a possibility?
    OK here's the thing I quickly skimmed the thread. You never described precisely what problems you were having and asked for help. It makes it so much more easy if people have experienced or seen the problem to suggest a solution. What you did was generalize the problems and say iOS 6 and Siri sucks what can make it better. Perhaps by now you have stated the issues you've been having but by the looks of it you still haven't gotten any answers so I'm thinking no. So what are the specific problems? Siri wont launch your apps, Siri wont give you precise results, your battery drains really fast, your apps constantly crash. See these are actual quantifiable issues that are not vague. I know the web so this might sound condiscending but I promise I'm actually just trying to understand what problems you're having if they are actually fixable.
    09-28-2012 04:26 PM
  17. TLD1's Avatar
    I must agree that overall...Siri is still overhyped. As it is, it's not much better than...other times not even as good as Google Talk. For general priciples, and battery life I have Siri disabled. The good news is that Siri pales in comparison to how much Apple Maps sucks...but that's another thread.
    stridr69#AC likes this.
    09-28-2012 04:32 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So apple released Siri as beta. I think that's a fact. They don't do things like that very often, and my Apple experience goes back to an Apple IIe. So somehow I am humorous because I had hoped that beta meant it would be improved after a year? I'm not quite getting the point here.

    And I am happy to hear Siri works nearly perfectly for you. My experiences so far don't match that. I don't expect my experiences are universal. That might be true for your experiences too?

    I do like sending a handsfree text and hope as Siri gets to know me (I assume that's what happens) things will improve. I also expect that my brutally slow Siri response times are partially due to the unfortunate fact that my iPhone 5 gets old phone modem speeds over wifi, unlike every other iOS device I use on the same networks. I'm hopeful for a software fix on this latter element.
    There's no fact at all. Siri is still an evolving software, it was before Apple even got it's hands on it, and it remains true today. The connotation people try to push with the term "Beta" is that Apple released on unfinished software (a negative aspect if you will)...and that's just horse sh*t. They released a software they could evolve and improve over time (just like the new Maps feature) and allow the consumer to have a feature on the phone (for free mind you) that allowed them to remove themselves from Google's stuff (again, like Maps). Is it perfect? Nope! But what software is? Google Maps isn't perfect, but people praise it like it's some kind of marvel...the damn thing has been around 7 years, I'd hope it'd be more intuitive and polished than a product like Apple Maps that's been out...what, a week?

    Siri has been used for about a year now, and while i understand my experience may differ from every other person's on the planet (though i highly doubt it), I've been impressed and satisfied thus far, and i know that improvements and feature updates are forth coming, and that's exciting to me! Could i use some downloaded app to do similar actions? Sure! But why do that when i have a fully functional piece of software native to my phone that does what i need it to, and does it well for me (and speedy to boot).

    You said that your experience isn't universal...obviously that's the case with me as well, but i will tell you this...i know A LOT of people who use Siri, and of the ones that live in my area that i interact with regularly and have had the conversation about the thing with, they've been primarily happy with it (with the exception of my wife, until she found out she could activate Siri with her hands free headset...then she was hooked).

    The point I'm making is this...Siri is an ever evolving software. Throwing the word Beta at it in a negative fashion is what i find humorous.
    09-28-2012 05:19 PM
  19. metrion's Avatar
    Amen.
    09-28-2012 05:32 PM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    Metrion (or motolo or whatever name you have) it's surprising to me that you haven't signed into your alter-ego lately to add more useless drivel.
    that's because they finally banned his ***. but yet here we are, i guess he likes coming here so i will continue to talk shiit
    09-28-2012 10:45 PM
  21. mtcowdog's Avatar
    I think it is great that Siri is working well for many. I am not here to bash Apple, that's what Twitter is for.

    I am sharing my experiences and perspective with a community in the hope that I can improve my experience.

    And I think it is OK as a consumer to push for improvements. In truth all tech is beta, a work in progress. But when Apple specifically calls something beta, I take note. That means to me it didn't meet their expectations yet. And clearly Siri doesn't yet match my expectations. My problem, sure, but I'm not going to lower my expectations. Tech has advanced at a phenomenal pace because we all hope for more, envisioning the potential of the future.

    The other thing with Siri is that it has great potential. I am not going to sweat things that aren't important to me. Siri is a big deal to this end user.
    09-28-2012 11:40 PM
  22. kch50428's Avatar
    I got some real-world Siri use today... used it to make calls, and reply to email -all at interstate highway speeds. Did everything without a glitch.
    09-28-2012 11:52 PM
  23. rawlove's Avatar
    All these bad talk about apple iPhone 5 ios6 has to stop, if you don't like the phone switch simple .
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    09-29-2012 12:45 AM
  24. Exxod's Avatar
    I got some real-world Siri use today... used it to make calls, and reply to email -all at interstate highway speeds. Did everything without a glitch.
    Did the same thing on Tuesday and Wednesday. I used Siri while driving to make a few calls, and read and respond to texts. And I also used Turn by turn. It all worked fine.
    09-29-2012 01:25 AM
  25. noaim's Avatar
    Hello...the above statement is true for me, most of the time. Has anyone done anything that optimizes it and makes it work better?

    Just to clarify, as I have seemed to make a few individuals very very angry, I am not indicating that ip5 or ios6 suck, but rather mine and everyone I have talked to has had "sucky" experiances with Siri.

    Also, what I was indicating, is after a new gen of iphone and another ios, I am shocked it does not perform better.
    Lets be real I'm not going to say Siri doesn't have flaws it does we have years to go maybe even 10 or more to see voice recognition work better however Siri is the best one yet and if you can't see that I'm sorry..


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    09-29-2012 01:36 AM
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