Anyone Not Even Use Siri?


greytmom

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I use it. Not always in public, but in my car, all the time. Home too.

She sounds different on the 5... Anyone else notice that?
 

VivaLaFisica

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Sep 17, 2012
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I don't see the point in using Siri when my hands are already on my device and my attention is given. Siri should be able to be activated hands free.
 

AustinIllini

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Oct 20, 2011
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You use it in public?

It seems much faster to just use google.
If Siri registers your voice (big if)...

1) Texting is fast and convenient
2) Bluetooth in cars is fantastic
3) Finding out when your team plays is lightning fast
4) Setting an alarm is faster
5) Navigation is faster (although sometimes not as reliable)

Those are a few things. I'll think of more...
 

Opstech

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Jan 5, 2010
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The first thing I did when I got everything loaded onto my iPhone was turn Siri off. I don't hate it, but I don't have a need to use it. Didn't want it using any extra data too.
 

MuddyPaws1

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Jul 14, 2012
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I use it for alarms and timers at home on WiFi. Text when alone out in the garage on WiFi.

Almost never works when not on WiFi so that just frustrates me so I don't use it. Never use it in public.
 

mrsir2009

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Sep 17, 2009
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I don't use Siri because it feels unnatural to me - I like to physically interact with my devices rather than talk to them. Doesn't matter how good the PDA is, it feels awkward and weird, especially when other people are around (which is almost all of the time).
 

ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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I just feel embarrassed to talk to it in public
The narcissistic ego manics love showing off in public.

It's the equivalent of hard of hearing old people yelling into their cell phone. An amazing display of self importance.

Siri only impresses those who need to be the center of attention.

I can do anything Siri can, in complete silence, and quite a bit faster.


So NO I have never used that gimmick.
 

PantherCreek

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Jun 25, 2011
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I use "her" to set up my driving directions home. I get in the car and while I'm getting in holding the home button and when I sit, I can say "Take me home" while she's loading up that information I am starting the car and putting on my safety belt. 60% of the time, it works all the time.

Other than that, no, I don't really use it.
 

LapsangSouchong

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Jul 15, 2010
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The narcissistic ego manics love showing off in public.

It's the equivalent of hard of hearing old people yelling into their cell phone. An amazing display of self importance.

Siri only impresses those who need to be the center of attention.

I can do anything Siri can, in complete silence, and quite a bit faster.


So NO I have never used that gimmick.
wait, what? How is hard of hearing old people yelling into their phones a "display of self importance" (rather than just a display of being hard of hearing?)
:confused: How does any of this relate to the hard of hearing....oh, I know. It doesn't.
 

trevorlc

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I usually forget about Siri until it gets brought up by accident or something like this.

I just never got into it... I have friends and family that love it and use it especially when driving. Personally I can't use her when driving because my car is not Siri compatible though my manufacture was on the list they showed that pledged to have Siri support by some date (I think was like first few months of 2013?). Maybe then I might find her helpful?

For the most part I just find that I can accomplish things faster and more efficiently via the standard non voice methods.
 

ideal.dreams

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Jul 19, 2010
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The novelty definitely wore off but I still use it daily. Mostly for sending texts and setting alarms. I don't use it in public much but if I do I use the "raise to speak" feature. Still haven't gotten over the awkwardness of telling a phone stuff to do :p
 

roland.g

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I don't see the point in using Siri when my hands are already on my device and my attention is given. Siri should be able to be activated hands free.
Having skipped the 4S, this is my first foray into Siri, and after one day, I have used it tons. I dictated all my texts today, asked for College Football scores, and just about anywhere else I might normally type.

As for Hand-Fee Activation, I believe you can turn on a setting that allows Siri to activate when you raise the phone to your face. No unlock and home press needed. I suppose that isn't "hands-free" but it is pretty close. Not sure how you would interact with a phone with out any sort of hand input, even holding it. How would it know you were accessing it.
 

Nyy8

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Jun 12, 2011
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I would like it so if you say "Siri" or "Siri wake up" to the phone, it wakes up siri. But I'll keep dreaming :cool:
 

LapsangSouchong

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Jul 15, 2010
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I use it many times each day (and have since the day I got my 4S).
I use it in the car, definitely.

And I use it when I'm walking between my car and work.
I use it while I'm running, to listen to and respond to texts via my headphones.
I use it in public, because, well, it doesn't seem any weirder than talking on a phone in public, and it's easier than putting on my glasses.

I can't wait for the day it will read me my emails.
 

noteple

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Aug 30, 2011
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You don't have to say "Siri" so nobody knows who or what you are talking to.

I use it for a hands free text.
Always quicker then typing to set an alarm or a reminder.
Too many apps, pages, and folders, now I can just voice launch them.

Not everyone has two handed or one handed mobility.
For some she is a big help.