iPad Hey Siri when not plugged in

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  1. jaska121 macrumors newbie

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    Is this a new feature that devices w/o always-on Hey Siri are now listening for the command even if not plugged in when Siri is already evoked? Or does my iPad Air 2 have an interesting bug?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It depends on your device basically as more of the recent devices support it without being plugged in as I recall.
     
  3. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    He has an iPad Air 2 as stated in the OP, which does not support always on Hey Siri. Definitely some sort of bug.
     
  4. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    This launched with the new A9 chip on the iPhone 6S and iPad Pro but skipped the 2017 iPad. So it is likely a bug.

    Maybe your home button is glitchy? You need extra hardware support for always listening Siri otherwise the battery drain will be noticeable.
     
  5. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Should work on the 2017 iPad...

    From Apple.com
    “Hey Siri” is supported on iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, iPad Pro (except 12.9-inch, 1st generation), and iPad (5th generation) without being plugged into power. “Hey Siri” is supported on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 8 or later while plugged in. Not supported on first-generation iPad, iPad 2, and first-generation iPad mini.”
     
  6. jaska121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My home button works as supposed so that can't be the reason.
    The command isn't working when Siri isn't on the screen. Maybe it's listening so any follow-ups can be asked with Hey Siri… Intentional move?
     
  7. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Wait, so Hey Siri only works when Siri has already been invoked? Siri must already be listening because you already activated Siri with the home button.
     
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  9. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    I’ll have to wait until my wife gets home with her iPad Air 2 to test if the Hey Siri phrase reactivates Siri once it’s stopped listening, or if you are just saying Hey Siri when the device is already listening after invoking Siri with the home button.
     
  10. jaska121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, it has certainly finished listening. It works like this: I invoke Siri by pressing home button and ask about the weather. After it has told me the forecast, I can say 'Hey Siri, turn off the lights'.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 9, 2018 ---
    I tried this on my iP6+: Success!
     
  11. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    At launch the 2017 5th gen didn't include it. A recent update must have enabled it. https://appleinsider.com/articles/1...hey-siri-support-despite-inclusion-of-m9-chip
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    That is somewhat different than the typical use of "Hey Siri" when the device is basically in standby or you are doing something else and not already using Siri. What you are describing has been around since a while back when "Hey Siri" was introduced: https://lifehacker.com/use-hey-siri-without-being-plugged-into-a-power-sourc-1644311091
     
  13. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Like @C DM posted, what you are experiencing is normal behavior.
     

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