Do you find Siri harder to use...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pd1987, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Pd1987 macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    With the new home button? I find myself having trouble using it - specifically getting the timing right. More often than not I activate Siri and while speaking I get, "sorry, I didn't get that," or some other garbage. It even happens when I say a really short command, like "open Yelp," or something similar. It's pretty frustrating. Out of frustration I just enabled hey siri lol.

    It's just a little annoying. I don't use it all that much anyway since Siri is pretty useless and not very smart (opinion), and only use it to open apps one-handedly while driving or something.
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
  3. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    What's Siri? I kid, but I rarely use it. I mean barely at all. First if I want to make an appointment, say a follow up at a doctor, I don't want to be at the counter and be like "oh ok sure that date should work but shhhhhhhh hold on, hey siri set an appointment at XX:XX for X date". Dunno it just still feels weirds and even when I do it out in the car it seems like I always have to alter something (thinking calendar appointments) that I have to go back in and edit. Like the title, notes, what calendar group I want it under. Also I don't trust siri enough to say "hey siri, text Bob bla bla bla" and then just put my wrist down. I end up spending more time making sure it actually says what I said and sends before I put my wrist down.

    With the new home button I haven't had any accidental siri activations though. Isn't there an option to turn siri off?
  4. areyoushook macrumors member


    Sep 19, 2016
    Houston, Tx
    yeah I noticed this, and it's been bugging me

    I press the button and the first thing it says is "I didn't get that"
  5. l3uddz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    last couple of days, ive had it where ive asked siri a question and it just spins indefinitely trying to interpret what i said, anyone else had this issue?
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It works as it always has, similar to the original home button. No issues here.
  7. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    i mostly use hey siri, but I just tried the home button and it worked fine
  8. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Hate to say this. But it is never as good as google voice. I stopped using Siri a long time ago.
  9. ebika macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2008
    I find it more difficult to use too. I'm not sure if it was an iOS 10 change, or the new button. Coming from an iPhone 6, I like the always available "hey siri" activation, so I use that more.

    I agree that Google's AI has better recognition. Too bad there's no way to integrate it with iOS beyond their web search app. It's mostly pointless for me to use in iOS.
  10. Pd1987 thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    Literally the same thing happens to me!
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    Yeah, Google's is way better. The voice recognition and the information provided are way better than Siri
  11. Gzalito macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2015
    IOS 9: Just press home button 3 secs, release and speak

    IOS 10: Now u have to press and KEEP PRESSING till you finished...

    thats the issue
  12. ultra7k macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Coming from an iPhone 6, I find I use siri much more, now that I can freely do "Hey Siri" whenever I'm driving. No real issues calling her up by voice or by touch.
  13. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    i get the same "sorry i didnt get that" message frequently too
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems to work the same in iOS 10 as t did before for me.
  15. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
  16. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Last time I used Siri I asked if the name of the song on the radio. In fact, I think that's the only thing I've used it for in the past few years.
  17. xaqt93 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2011
    I don't have to do that. I just press and release and she still listens. No Problems with that at all.
  18. Gzalito macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2015
    Well, thats not working for me.... is that an option?

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