Can't get Siri to work...

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  1. mrmar23 macrumors newbie

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    I can't get it to do anything. I push the mic button I say something and then I push it again and nothing happens.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Risco macrumors 68000

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    You open Siri, then tap the mike and talk. Wait for it a few seconds and it will come up with a result.
     
  3. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Don't push the button again (unless you're doing speech-to-text in a text message or email). When you activate Siri by holding down the home button, after the "ding-ding" say what you want then wait a second...it'll give you another ding and then begin doing it's thing. It's able to recognize when you stop talking. :D
     
  4. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    You're doing it wrong. Hold home button for a few seconds then start talking. No need to press mic button again. What you did was start Siri then end it by pressing Mic button. No wonder it doesn't work.
     
  5. mrmar23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried. Nothing happens. I say text message, I get nothing. I say email, I get nothing. Any of the suggestions I try and still nothing.
     
  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Umm..just so you guys know, he actually CAN press it again to tell Siri that he's done talking. Apple says it's especially useful when talking with a lot of background noise. Check the Siri FAQ.
     
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  8. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    When you tap the mike, do you get a double ding sound?
     
  9. jp007 macrumors newbie

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    I get the ding and then speak and it always saying somethings wrong. I can't get it to work in the notes app either.
     
  10. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Ok, first, try again, let it ding twice, and then, holding the phone mike close to your mouth, speak each word separately (like you are talking to someone who is partly deaf):

    What Is Today?

    See what it tells you. The reason I told you to do it like that is because we need to see if it's an issue with you speaking too quietly, too rapidly, etc.
     
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  12. macfanrutler macrumors regular

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    Also, make sure you have an internet connection either through 3G or WiFi.
     
  13. TJMeier macrumors member

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    I'm having the same problem, hasn't given me a result yet.
     
  14. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    i'm having the same problem too. Full wifi signal.

    -Press home button till siri comes up and beeps twice.
    -I say "what's the weather like today" and can see the purple level in the mic moving. I stop speaking
    -I hear two more beeps, see the purple line going around the circle.

    And then nothing. No further response.
     
  15. jlyanks85 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not working for me either. Saying having trouble with the network, when my phone has full bars and all my airport router is working fine.
     
  16. TJMeier macrumors member

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    I synced to my computer, then it ran me through the setup. I waiting for all the apps to install and it seems to work now.
     
  17. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Supposedly siri is "down" or being over used right now and not working.
     
  18. boxstboy macrumors member

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    So if it's all done on a central computer, why the hell isn't it available on all iOS devices??? What's this 4S only BS?
     
  19. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I'm not having any problems, and haven't all evening.

    I guess just try again every now and then, and if you still can't get it to work properly by morning, have Apple check it out.
     
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  21. jp007 macrumors newbie

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    I fixed mine. I just had to go into settings and do a reset all settings.
     
  22. capefearband macrumors newbie

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    Siri is not working AT ALL

    no matter what I say, it comes back with: "Uh oh, something is wrong" or "I can't connect to the network" So disappointing...:(
     
  23. exileskimer macrumors member

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    its cause the servers are overloaded atm dummies
     
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