Geo-fencing question with Siri

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

  1. Jnewry macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    So, when you're making a Geofence with Siri, and you want her to remind you to buy milk when you get to a certain area... you can only do that if that area is in your contacts? You can't specify an address to do so at? Kinda weird but I guess I'll just put my grocery store address as a contact in my phone? hmmmm lol :rolleyes:
  2. Avatar74 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    The problem is that, depending on which method of geolocation triangulation Siri is using at the moment to determine your position, physical addresses and their boundaries have no way of being understood precisely by Siri, so how would the system know that you're at a particular address except as a rough approximation of that property's location? And then there's probably some buffering zone around that area so, say you wander over to your neighbor's yard two houses down, by foot, it doesn't trigger an unwanted reminder.

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