anyone having issues with raising phone to face to activate siri?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pixelchild, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. pixelchild macrumors member

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    it only works like 10% of the time. maybe i just have really short arms and it cannot figure it out?
     
  2. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't know, because mine hasn't arrived yet :mad:
     
  3. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    :(
     
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  5. Hoyasaxa macrumors member

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    Just make sure to do it with the same "flick" you would when actually using the phone so the gyroscope does its work.
     
  6. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    yep, weird, still only works sometimes for me.
     
  7. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know what is better. Waiting for shipment or having the damn thing on my hand but couldn't activate it. So close...
     
  8. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    I have gotten it to work once out of the 15 times I have tried. It's a great feature if the stupid thing would work. My face just ends up opening some app.
     
  9. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    i am doing it, my manager is doing it, and we can't get it to work consistently at all! terrible.
     
  10. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    Out of curiosity, what color phone do you have?
     
  11. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Yea your right!! Just tried this and if I slowly move the phone to my face, Siri doesn't activate. When I do it quickly ... voila!!
     
  12. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    white.

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    tried that. doesn't work for me. i tried all different speed and angles.

    i thought maybe it was even because i was left handed so i switched to the right.

    no dice.
     
  13. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Weird ..... Well I did notice that my wife was having some difficult with hers earlier today but didn't think much of it. I'll try hers when she gets home later tonight and I will report back.
     
  14. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    I have a white 4s as well, maybe all the kinks still haven't been worked out with the coloring?
     
  15. weeman macrumors 6502

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    I was kind of messing around with it just now and I noticed that if you hold it up to your ear and hold it for about 2-3 seconds near your ear, it should activate it
     
  16. iChrist macrumors 65816

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    Hee hee. Now that is what I call FACETIME!! hahaha

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    This dude is totally right. Thanks for the explain of it. Finally a helpful post on MR. Amaze. :eek:
     
  17. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    man. maybe it's just some phones?
     
  18. iChrist macrumors 65816

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    Make sure it's on and unlocked. Hold it like you normally would, like you are using it. Bring to your ear. Works on white one.

    Probably like this so doesn't start siri whenever block sensor or if put in pocket while on etc...
     
  19. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand it. When I hold it to my ear, it does nothing, however it activates when I begin speaking, but only after I say maybe 3 or 4 words. For instance when I ask it "What is the weather like today?" All it hears is "Like today" then says she doesn't understand what I'm asking.
     
  20. pixelchild thread starter macrumors member

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    finally got it to work 9/10 times straight. for me it is something to do with the damn angle and way i'm bringing up the phone.
     
  21. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    There are two ways to enable Siri when raising the phone to your ear:

    1.) If your iPhone is locked and the screen is off, hit the home button once to bring up the lock screen, and THEN bring the phone to your ear. You do NOT need to unlock the phone for Siri to work.

    Or..

    2.) With the phone unlocked, on the springboard, raise the phone to your ear.
     
  22. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    What the heck are you all talking about? Flicking phones?

    It takes me weeks to guess what Apple's included in each release of iOS. Maybe an freaking on-line manual with all the little details? I finally found a few weeks ago why "nothing to undo / cancel" kept popping up on my screen.
     
  23. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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    Anyone figured this out? I've gotten this to work maybe 2 out of 20 times. Have tried all different angles, speeds, etc. So frustrating!
     
  24. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Maybe your phone is broken? I just hit the home button once, and when the lock screen is showing I just bring the phone up to my ear. Works every single time.
     
  25. Davewithak macrumors regular

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    I've tried and tried and have gotten it to work once since I got my iPhone.. idk what's wrong :(
     

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