Does Siri need Internet for every function?

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  1. v2club macrumors regular

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    I don't have an iPhone 4s (yet) and I was wandering whether Siri needs Internet for absolutely all kinds of tasks or it needs Internet only when it has to look on the Internet for some info. For example if I'm not connected to the Internet in any way (Wi-Fi or 3G) and I say: wake me up at 7 o'clock, or remind me to do something or play the next song, what's gonna happen?
     
  2. phillyphill macrumors 6502

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    It uses it for everything. it wont work, she'll say "sorry having trouble connecting to the network"
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep everything. Your voice sample is sent back to the Siri servers then the command send back to your 4s
     
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  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Siri is useless without Internet. Would be nice if it didn't depend on it for simple tasks.
     
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    Unfortunately yes. It requires the Internet to get everything. Although some things shouldn't have to, like calling people in your own contact list.
     
  7. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    Reading messages, calendars and basically anything that doesn't involve it searching the internet shouldn't require this. It's sad that something that works as well as Siri is held back like this.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully later on in new updates Siri will be able to respond to simple tasks without having to rely on the Apple servers.
     
  9. Montanan macrumors member

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    I imagine Siri will always need a data connection, simply because the act of translating voice into text takes a fair amount of computing power.
     
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