"Hey Siri"...do you use the feature?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HXGuyAZ, Sep 26, 2014.

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Hey Siri?

  1. Yep, I use it, it's great!

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  2. No, I don't use it.

    24 vote(s)
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  3. It's a dumb gimmick.

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  1. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

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    I'm loving this feature on the iPhone, especially now that I got a dock and the phone is always plugged in when at my desk. I find it's awesome for making calls...I can start the call with "Hey Siri...call Jon" and let it dial then just pick up the phone once it's connected. Great for setting my alarm at night too since I always plug in before bed on the nightstand.
     
  2. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I use this on iPad all the time the way my bed is setup...
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I use it all the time in the car. Completely hands-free. It's better than having to fumble with holding down a button, especially in situations where that is either illegal (California Law) or inconvenient. Kind of sucks it can't be used when not plugged in but I understand why. The iPhone 6/6 Plus doesn't have a dedicated co-processor for handling the always listening stuff. It would be using the main A8 processor to do this which is extremely detrimental to battery life (if always on). But when plugged in, this is kind of moot.
     
  4. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    does the phone need to be 'awake' when you use this feature? never tried it before.
     
  5. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    I want to use it but while it is unplugged. To hell with the battery life I still charge the phone every night already.
     
  6. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    It didnt work for me on the 6+ unless its something they fixed in the update.
     
  7. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Kind of creepy having an electronic device always listening to you. Mine is off.
     
  8. Sakura Squirrel macrumors member

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    No, my American phone seems to have trouble with my English accent.
     
  9. taedouni macrumors 65816

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  10. jayiw macrumors regular

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    I have it enabled on both my iPad and iPhone. The only problem is my iPhone is on a speaker dock which is right next to my TV and when I have CNN on the damn thing keeps answering every once in a while when they say Syria. I kid you not. It's not like they even say "Hey Syria" so I have no idea why it does that. Very annoying.
     
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I love it. Since I like to plug my phone in while I'm in the car, it is so cool to be able to activate Siri for directions, etc. without having to actually touch the phone.
     
  12. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Try changing the Siri language to English UK.
     
  13. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I use it mostly in the car
     
  14. McPc macrumors 6502

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    I use it during the course of the early morning so I know how much time I have left to sleep.

    Siri also started responding to a news show on my TV when talking about Syria! Was wondering where the voice was coming from and took me by surprise.
     
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It's NOT always listening to you.
     
  16. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    It has to in order to respond when you say "Hey Siri". And whether or not it really discards the data, only Apple knows. I'm not very trusting of any voice/video monitoring systems.

    Same reason I bought a PS4 when the new consoles came out. Originally Kinect was required on the XB1.
     
  17. MJedi macrumors 6502a

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    It needs to be enabled in the Siri settings.
     
  18. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, but it does need to be plugged into a charger.
     
  19. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    LOL. What did Siri have to say about the whole mess?
     
  20. aevelasquez macrumors regular

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    I actually use it all the time. It's really useful since I have my phone plugged in and dash mounted whenever I'm driving. That's one of the things I'm most looking forward to about getting my 6 Plus. Bigger Screen adds visibility to my in-vehicle set-up. A phone that size might actually make it feel like I have a legit nav system in my car. The 'Hey Siri' feature is a huge part of that, and ones you don't see in native nav systems.
     
  21. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I am sorry but I am unable to respond at this time.
     
  22. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    ha!
     
  23. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    It is, and plugged in. Didnt work for me. Maybe when I get home Ill do a hard reset and see if it works then.
     
  24. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I used it on a recent road trip and found it very useful. I easily rerouted when I asked it to find a location of something on my way up to RI. It read & responded to messages that came it, etc. I used it on the 5S and it did get stuck on the Siri screen a couple of times but you know, beta. Tapping the home button fixed it but defeated the purpose a bit. I'm excited to try it on the 6 soon. The larger screen is going to be so much better for GPS.
     
  25. AceMason macrumors regular

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    I love the feature, it's so useful especially while driving.

    On another note, the other day I unplugged my phone from the charger and it still allowed me to use the "Hey Siri" feature for about 10 minutes afterward ... not sure why. Maybe a bug?
     

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