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  1. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    I've had the iPhone 4S for close to a week now and I'm trying to figure out what I can use Siri for. I've used it for comedy in from of friends (Ask for a prostitute!) and I know I can ask it for directions home, but I don't think I'll ever actually need directions home. Other than that, I just don't know what it can do. Most things I ask it, it doesn't know how to help me. I'm starting to think that Siri is more useless than useful.....

    Oh, I do use the speech recognition while texting in the car quite often though.
    11-07-2011 01:08 PM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    I have her schedule appointments I have her remind me of things I have her set alarms send text messages there's all kinds of things she does if you open Siri there's a little I with a circle click that and it shows all the things you can do!

    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
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    11-07-2011 01:22 PM
  3. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    Thanks, I never noticed the little "i"
    11-07-2011 01:24 PM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Hi Gregory, I just got my 4S on Friday and so far I've used Siri to send and read text msgs while I was driving. I've also needed directions to a store that I was not sure where it was located, and today Ive scheduled a reminder with Siri to remind me to put the meatloaf in the oven at 315

    So far, everything I've asked of her has gone well, now let's see how my reminder goes today since that will be the first time I'm using her for that
    11-07-2011 01:51 PM
  5. leharris22's Avatar
    I don't really use Siri. It wasn't hearing me correctly all the time so I kind of gave up.
    11-07-2011 01:53 PM
  6. rewNATION's Avatar
    I like using it to send text messages when I'm driving
    11-07-2011 01:58 PM
  7. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    I like the idea to use it for cooking reminders. I love to cook, but I'm a space cadet sometimes and forget that I have stuff cooking......
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    11-07-2011 02:24 PM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I like the idea to use it for cooking reminders. I love to cook, but I'm a space cadet sometimes and forget that I have stuff cooking......
    LOL, :oi sometimes forget things too !! but hey, we can set reminders for this stuff now

    Well, Siri has reminded me to put my meatloaf into the oven and then at 430 she reminded me to get the veggies going alls good in Siri's hood !! lol.

    Now, if she could just help me for the days that i've lost my mind, the world would be a better place LOL
    11-07-2011 03:38 PM
  9. bwood021174's Avatar
    Yall might find this amusing... from reading "Siri" posts here and on other sites, I am making a list on my Blackberry of what I can use her for once FedEx escorts this fine lady to my door !
    11-07-2011 08:58 PM
  10. bwood021174's Avatar
    I am finding myself using Siri more and more every day. I just have to learn to speak plainly and clearly.

    Speaking clearly for Siri is very difficult for someone with a west Texas accent, but I am getting used to it.

    I like it that I can stop insert something or correct, then go back to dictating. It is working very well for me and I am most happy. My biggest issue with the iPhone was the virtual keyboard. So I am becoming more and more dependent on the voice recognition.
    11-15-2011 02:14 PM
  11. bwood021174's Avatar
    By the way, the post above was entered solely with Siri other than one punctuation edit.
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    11-15-2011 02:16 PM
  12. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Mainly used for reminders and some messaging.
    11-16-2011 07:00 AM
  13. Bias X's Avatar
    Texting, calling, and alarms.
    Oh and don't forget the useless questions!
    I mainly use it on the road or when I am busy with my hands.
    11-16-2011 07:05 AM
  14. Fatboy71's Avatar
    I use Siri for dicating texts, reminders and any random bit of info I want to know.
    11-16-2011 03:58 PM
  15. Rex_Suggs's Avatar
    for fun only. siri is used to show off for friends and just when im bored.
    11-16-2011 11:50 PM
  16. andrewshah's Avatar
    I use Siri mostly for
    -Calendar appointments

    For me, using Siri to add new calendar appointments is so much quicker than manually inputting everything.
    11-16-2011 11:54 PM
  17. Anolefan's Avatar
    Like many others, I use Siri for dictating texts and emails. I feel it is very intuitive and rarely makes mistakes on my texts. Sometimes it feels weird saying "comma" or "question mark", but it takes that extra step away so I don't have to manually key them in.

    Last weekend I promised my son a blizzard after his baseball game. We were about 30 minutes from home and wasn't sure where to find one, so I pulled out the phone and asked Siri to find a Dairy Queen. Worked perfectly.

    I think it is a really great feature and I used it more than I initially thought I would.
    11-17-2011 06:33 AM
  18. dcscott's Avatar
    I have several notes on my 4S. One called Books, others called Movies, Grocery List, Shopping, Projects, etc. I seem to do my best thinking while I'm driving and I often think of something I'd like to add to a note but haven't been able to get Siri do go there. If I say "Add to a note", Siri says "which note" and lists them all. If I then specify the note by saying "Books" for example, Siri then goes out and finds all the nearby book stores. I've tried rewording things, combining commands, every combination I can think of and still haven't found a way to get Siri to add to a note. Any suggestions?
    11-17-2011 09:35 AM
  19. Jerry5k's Avatar
    Use it mostly for fun things. Check weather, etc.
    One problem with Siri – on my car hands off speaker when I push it to make a phone call Siri appears on my iPhone. Have to request contact through Siri. Any way other than shutting off Siri to stop her From appearing? Would prefer to let my hands off mobile speaker set up the call like it used to.

    Sent in space from my iPhone4S using Tapatalk
    Last edited by jerry5k; 11-17-2011 at 02:35 PM.
    11-17-2011 01:25 PM
  20. smileyboy's Avatar
    I use it to check weather, text people, add notes and calendar appointments and just for fun.

    Sent from my iP4S using Tapatalk
    11-17-2011 03:40 PM
  21. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Siri sets up almost all of my calendar events and reminders. I find it A LOT easier than typing them in. I also use the texting feature (both reading and responding) a lot when I'm driving. I love that if the phone is unlock and you raise it to your ear like a call, Siri initiates! It's really convenient!!
    11-17-2011 07:39 PM
  22. Smlk's Avatar
    I like to use it for reminders and to set the timer. It's really handy to be hands free and not have to type those tiny keys! It's difficult sometimes and it even went thru a period where it couldn't connect to the network for some reason! But all in all, I really do like the voice to text as well as the apps that are connected. I hope more and more apps get in on the use of Siri.
    11-17-2011 08:02 PM