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Been reading a lot of negative Threads about our iOS helpful assistant so it’s time to give her some Love ❤️

Very convenient asking her to set a timer when cooking. Hands free “Hey Siri” and a different comment some of the time.

Listening to and sending Hands Free text and calling people hands free as well.

She loves to tell us the weather and if you ask for a specific day or week in plain English she gets it in the first Try.

Using her to open apps is a cool way to get noticed

Here’s to Siri to her collage courses in the coming years
 

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All excellent points! Siri what plane is above when I hear a plane flying over. I also love using Siri when I’m cooking to help me convert teaspoons to tablespoons etc. Very convenient!
 

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Been reading a lot of negative Threads about our iOS helpful assistant so it’s time to give her some Love ❤️

Very convenient asking her to set a timer when cooking. Hands free “Hey Siri” and a different comment some of the time.

Listening to and sending Hands Free text and calling people hands free as well.

She loves to tell us the weather and if you ask for a specific day or week in plain English she gets it in the first Try.

Using her to open apps is a cool way to get noticed

Here’s to Siri to her collage courses in the coming years

I don't have a problem using Siri, but then again, I don't expect it to be human either. Could it be better? Sure it can, and I'm sure it will. Heck, it's already better than it was when Apple first introduced it. Still, everyone's usage and expectations are different so I understand why some people dislike it.
 

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I don't have a problem using Siri, but then again, I don't expect it to be human either. Could it be better? Sure it can, and I'm sure it will. Heck, it's already better than it was when Apple first introduced it. Still, everyone's usage and expectations are different so I understand why some people dislike it.

True but I find a lot of friends that just gave up on Siri without finding something that she can do to make there device interaction a little easier
 

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I believe you and I'm sure there are some here in the forums that have also given up on Siri....:cool:
 

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Siri has gotten much better over time. There’s still a lot of opportunity and she still has some catching up to do in some areas. Nonetheless I use Siri on a daily basis. I’ve learned to work with her.
 

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I don’t really use Siri myself. I haven’t given her much chance lately either, so I probably should. I just think a voiced AI assistant should be natural and not need a specific key phrase to activate. Nor should I have carefully phrase my queries to fit an established list of accepted inputs.
 

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I don’t really use Siri myself. I haven’t given her much chance lately either, so I probably should. I just think a voiced AI assistant should be natural and not need a specific key phrase to activate. Nor should I have carefully phrase my queries to fit an established list of accepted inputs.

There will come a time when it will be as you like, but to balance privacy with usage, an activation phrase seems necessary for now.
 

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I use Siri to set my alarms. I have 4 alarms to wake up to in case I sleep through the first one (see screenshot). And it’s much easier to have Siri enable them all than going manually to the clock app and doing it one by one. Same goes for disabling them.

I also use Siri to turn on and off my bedroom lights.

Also, calling people is much easier with Siri than opening the phone app and searching/scrolling for the person you want to call.

All in all, Siri has made some stuff much easier and faster for me.
Siri is a welcome addition and I’m convinced that Apple will make her much better than it already is.

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I don’t really use Siri myself. I haven’t given her much chance lately either, so I probably should. I just think a voiced AI assistant should be natural and not need a specific key phrase to activate. Nor should I have carefully phrase my queries to fit an established list of accepted inputs.

You’ll be surprised how much she understands with just some key phrases.

Just now I discovered that I don’t have to tell her to turn the lights on.

“Hey Siri, lights” turns them either on or off, depending on the status of the lights. And there are many other examples of this.
 

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You’ll be surprised how much she understand with just some key phrases.

Just now I discovered that I don’t have to tell her to turn the lights on.

“Hey Siri, lights” turns them either on or off, depending on the status of the lights. And there are many other examples of this.

Siri has gotten better over the years understanding natural language. I just can't wait until I can ask followup questions without starting a whole new query.
 

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