Any way to TURN OFF Siri's STUPID comments?

lip5016

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2014
174
26
Is there any way to TURN OFF Siri's STUPID comments?

I am using an iPhone 5s (iOS 8.0.2) .. I use Siri pretty much all day (setting timers mostly -- helps keep me on task).. I am SO SICK of listening to all of Siri's STUPID ******** COMMENTS every time I use this function..

When setting a timer:

"oh the suspense is killing me"
"some stupid ******** ***** about a good iphone doesn't boil over"
"roger that"

When my GF asked Siri where the closest tanning salon was:

"It's not good to be overdone"

ARE YOU ******** KIDDING ME? I get that Apple is trying to be "edgy" and "cool" and "hip" but commenting on someone's life choices is not Apple's place..

The rest of the things I mentioned are just plain annoying.

I would like to use Siri, have it do what I ask, not throw in some stupid comments after everything I do.

Is there a way to disable that aspect of it or is this yet again, another design flaw by Apple?



*EDIT - Examples*






 
Last edited by a moderator:

dmccloud

macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2009
991
14
Anchorage, AK
Is there any way to TURN OFF Siri's STUPID comments?

I am using an iPhone 5s (iOS 8.0.2) .. I use Siri pretty much all day (setting timers mostly -- helps keep me on task).. I am SO SICK of listening to all of Siri's STUPID ******** COMMENTS every time I use this function..

When setting a timer:

"oh the suspense is killing me"
"some stupid ******** ***** about a good iphone doesn't boil over"
"roger that"

When my GF asked Siri where the closest tanning salon was:

"It's not good to be overdone"

ARE YOU ******** KIDDING ME? I get that Apple is trying to be "edgy" and "cool" and "hip" but commenting on someone's life choices is not Apple's place..

The rest of the things I mentioned are just plain annoying.

I would like to use Siri, have it do what I ask, not throw in some stupid comments after everything I do.

Is there a way to disable that aspect of it or is this yet again, another design flaw by Apple?
Just because you don't like it doesn't make it a flaw...
 

Lostanddamned

macrumors 6502a
May 3, 2009
647
152
London, UK
Is there any way to TURN OFF Siri's STUPID comments?

I am using an iPhone 5s (iOS 8.0.2) .. I use Siri pretty much all day (setting timers mostly -- helps keep me on task).. I am SO SICK of listening to all of Siri's STUPID ******** COMMENTS every time I use this function..

When setting a timer:

"oh the suspense is killing me"
"some stupid ******** ***** about a good iphone doesn't boil over"
"roger that"

When my GF asked Siri where the closest tanning salon was:

"It's not good to be overdone"

ARE YOU ******** KIDDING ME? I get that Apple is trying to be "edgy" and "cool" and "hip" but commenting on someone's life choices is not Apple's place..

The rest of the things I mentioned are just plain annoying.

I would like to use Siri, have it do what I ask, not throw in some stupid comments after everything I do.

Is there a way to disable that aspect of it or is this yet again, another design flaw by Apple?
I get that this upsets you, but really; the shouting and swearing do very little to your argument, other than make it seem petty.
 

jabingla2810

macrumors 68020
Oct 15, 2008
2,271
937
I *DID NOT* say it was a flaw.

The problem is that it should be customizable.

It's called an "I" phone.

so "I" should be able to turn that **** off if it's bothering me.
If you want to customise your experience with your phone, you might want to look elsewhere.

For me, if Siri makes a quip or not, I don't really care.
 

lip5016

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2014
174
26
OP has a point, give him a break. and stop ranting, will u all...

--
if u all don't use ur siri and get what the OP is saying, i don't see why u all shld rant abt it.
THANK YOU. SOMEONE WITH A HEAD ON THEIR SHOULDERS.. FOR THE REST OF YOU.. IMAGINE HAVING TO LISTEN TO HER SAY ONE OF THESE STUPID COMMENTS AFTER EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU USE THE TIMER (I use the timer via Siri probably 10-20x/day)..









It's not like I'm asking for much. Or asking for any "added" functions. "Disabling" a function like this should be the simplest task. It, in no way whatsoever, affects the way Siri works. It's just annoying to listen to the same FOUR quirks OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN!

:frustrated:
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: phineasboggs

Newtons Apple

Suspended
Mar 12, 2014
22,759
15,218
Jacksonville, Florida
I *DID NOT* say it was a flaw.

The problem is that it should be customizable.

It's called an "I" phone.

so "I" should be able to turn that **** off if it's bothering me.
Sometimes you have to put up with things that bother you.

I like the fact that Siri has a sense of humor. The first time she did it to me, I laughed for a while.

Maybe you should try laughing. We could use more as the world is somewhat sad these days. Maybe just try to relax!
 

pdxmatts

macrumors 68000
Jan 12, 2013
1,777
411
Portland, OR
I just asked Siri where the nearest tanning salon was and I didn't get a reply like that. She said "Ok, here is the nearest tanning salon; it looks pretty close to you". Siri found the one right by my house. If you think Siri was programmed by Apple to personally insult you or your girlfriend, then turn it off. :rolleyes:
 

T'hain Esh Kelch

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2001
5,145
4,674
Denmark
I've also thought about starting a thread for this, because I also find it extremely annoying.

It all started about a week prior to the release of iOS8.

Would love to be able to turn it off. She used to always report back what my timer is set to (I use it 10+ times a day while in the lab), but now she only does half of all times and instead gives me a stupid comment. Sorry, but that is a loss of functionality, because she has a problem distinguishing between fifty/fifteen, sixty/sixteen and so on, and I need her to report back what she hears my command as.
 

davedvdy

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2011
575
327
I came up with the same exact result for the tanning salon
question. However, I on the other hand found it quirky and humorous,
but to each their own.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Qbnkelt

lip5016

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2014
174
26
I just asked Siri where the nearest tanning salon was and I didn't get a reply like that. She said "Ok, here is the nearest tanning salon; it looks pretty close to you". Siri found the one right by my house. If you think Siri was programmed by Apple to personally insult you or your girlfriend, then turn it off. :rolleyes:
Ask it a few times. Sometimes she won't say anything at all and just give you the straight answer. Trust me. Try it. Keep asking for the nearest Tanning Salon (maybe 2-3x and you'll see!)
 

pdxmatts

macrumors 68000
Jan 12, 2013
1,777
411
Portland, OR
Ask it a few times. Sometimes she won't say anything at all and just give you the straight answer. Trust me. Try it. Keep asking for the nearest Tanning Salon (maybe 2-3x and you'll see!)
I did try it several times, still got the same response. You could try using Google Now for some of your inquiries.
 

lip5016

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2014
174
26
I did try it several times, still got the same response. You could try using Google Now for some of your inquiries.


Kind of imposing judgment.. don't you think?

But once again, this isn't the main focus of my frustration.. It's the TIMER that I use all day that's getting on my nerves.
 
  • Like
Reactions: phineasboggs

lip5016

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 11, 2014
174
26
Sometimes you have to put up with things that bother you.

I like the fact that Siri has a sense of humor. The first time she did it to me, I laughed for a while.

Maybe you should try laughing. We could use more as the world is somewhat sad these days. Maybe just try to relax!
Yeah. But you probably don't have to use the Timer function as often as I do.. Every single day, multiple times a day. Over the course of 1-2 years.. c'mon now.
 

TigerMSTR

macrumors regular
Sep 30, 2014
230
66
When my GF asked Siri where the closest tanning salon was:

"It's not good to be overdone"

ARE YOU ******** KIDDING ME? I get that Apple is trying to be "edgy" and "cool" and "hip" but commenting on someone's life choices is not Apple's place..
Listen, if you don't like Siri you're more than welcome to hire yourself another personal assistant. I heard that Cortana is looking for a job at the moment.

Personally I enjoy Siri's edgy comments. She keeps me in check when I'm about to make a stupid decision... Like burying dead bodies in a bad location, or burning myself in a tanning salon.
 

TigerMSTR

macrumors regular
Sep 30, 2014
230
66
I *DID NOT* say it was a flaw.

The problem is that it should be customizable.

It's called an "I" phone.

so "I" should be able to turn that **** off if it's bothering me.
Good point... Apple should change the name of iPhone to Apple Phone :)

----------

Image

Kind of imposing judgment.. don't you think?

But once again, this isn't the main focus of my frustration.. It's the TIMER that I use all day that's getting on my nerves.
You call it "imposing judement", I call it a valid heath warning. It must be part of Apple's new heath initiatives ;)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.