Disable bluetooth on siri?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shortys408, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. shortys408 macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2006
    Is it possible to disable siri from using my bluetooth? My car radio automatically switches to bluetooth audio every time I use siri and it is quite annoying. For one, I do not always want whatever im listening to interrupted by siri. And also, my pioneer bluetooth microphone does not have good sound quality and siri rarely gets anything right when I use it.
  2. notjustgc macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    +1 all the way. We're probably gonna have to wait for a jailbreak solution though.
  3. D3lta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cupertino, California
    Would like to see this too, but I agree that chances are it'll be a jailbreak solution.
  4. chromium macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yep, I have the same problem. It sucks. I'd love to be able to turn off Bluetooth for Siri while keeping it for phone calls. But as with most Apple things the options are limited, why don't they like giving us many settings? I find that when I'm on Bluetooth with Siri it doesn't understand me anywhere near as well as when I'm using the phone mic.
  5. kalt macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not only this, but some bluetooth devices cause Siri to freeze for 5-10 seconds on startup (the first time you hold the home button down siri will pop up but will not start listening for your voice for 5-10 seconds). So far I know the Panasonic KX-TH1211/2 and Jabra Freeway cause this problem. If you turn Bluetooth off, or otherwise disconnect the devices, Siri will begin working immediately on startup. I don't see why a bluetooth device's connection to the iphone would affect Siri like this, but it does.
  6. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    Man same here.
    I love Siri but she's all but useless in my car.
    BT keeps turning on and she gets everything wrong now
  7. BlackNTan macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2006
    ditto - i have the alpine bluetooth adapter and mine does the exact same thing ... huge pause on startup of siri and never understands what the heck i say. very annoying ... makes it not useful for the most useful 'siri' part of my day (in my vehicle)
  8. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
  9. moxylady macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2015
    This is exactly what I'm looking for as well - especially now that my watch needs Bluetooth. When I disabled and reenabled it for Siri use in the car, my watch stopped working - I had to resync it to reset and good lord, I don't want to do this every time.

    +infinity on this topic. Hope those who can fix this are reading this. :)
  10. tim_severance macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2015
    There is a bit of a solution I am using in my car.
    When you start the car and the phone connects to it's Bluetooth start a Siri conversation and when the Siri screen shows tap the lower right corner and tap the Bluetooth button. Select Phone when the options pop up and Siri will use the phone for interaction at that point.
    The only thing I don't like about this is you have to do it every time it connects to the car and doesn't seem to take affect right away when I do it.
    Hope this helps!
  11. sta1210 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2015
    Corte Madera, California
    Would this solution work for when Siri is not recognizing voice? I have a 2015 Mini Cooperr, which is connected to bluetooth for phone calls etc, however for audio I need to connect to the USB port. Siri will seemingly work right when the car is started however after that when saying Hey Siri, Siri will activate but does not "hear" what you are saying. I was hoping that there would eventually be an update to the OS that would allow this to just work but, OS9 did not seem to do it nor did the new 6S.
    Any thoughts?
  12. danmart macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2015
    Lancs, UK
    Getting round this problem is one of the main things I use my Watch for. I use watch-Siri to select music, initiate calls and, occasionally, send simple text messages in the car.

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