Siri to work offline ?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    So for the people playing around with Siri,
    Can Siri actually do anything without Wi-Fi or 3G data connection ?
    Do make a reminder, play music, or Calendar events ... does it really need a data connection ???

    thanks guys
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okkk so no one has tested if Siri works without a network connection for basic tasks such as calendar editing, telling it to play music, doing reminders .. ??
     
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    i too wanna know
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    why does it require data in the first place? i dont understand why it needs data connection anyway..
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    Siri doesn't work offline.
     
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    In needs data because it sends your request to a server which computes your action and thereafter will send back the response to the phone to carry out the action.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow ... So If I drive my car up to an other country and dont have a 3G connection in the other country ... Siri becomes offline and no way to use it ??

    Sounds like a useless feature to me if you need it always online in order for it to work
     
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    Well as of right now you wouldn't have a use for it outside the states (especially for travel). But yes, you require 3G or wifi for it to do anything.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    You mean useless like Google, email, weather, texting, etc? I would prepare for more connected-based experiences as cloud and web services grow and local app gating only fades as users depend on these devices even more.
     
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    Nice. That's exactly how I feel. I've heard a few complain about siri's connectivity but say nothing of just about every other feature on a mobile phone that requires a connection. Either use the data or carry around a super computer and siri will work. Apple chose the former over the latter.
     
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    Yes, Siri sends some form of your audio (or possibly just the text of what you've spoken) to a server which uses a database to figure out the meaning behind your words. The benefit of using a central database/server means that the system can improve by using all this data to refine the way it understands you.

    Really? So looking up directions is the ONLY thing that Siri does?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True ... And we end up paying even more for new data intensive packages from our carrier, boy ... The carriers most be so happy about the Cloud thing taking off
     
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    If you are in another country directions and Yelp related requests would be wry useful. Of course other Siri functions would be necessary but primarily the two to get around comfortably.
     
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    Unfortunately, because of this my phone can't even do the basic voice commands my 3GS could do in no-signal areas. It's frustrating.
     
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    Well it is still beta. Maybe Apple will change that and allow parts of Siri (like the original voice control features and also dictation) to work offline.
     
  16. macrumors 68020

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    You can turn off Siri and fall back to basic voice commands.
     

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