Hey siri with multiple phones

TwoBytes

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Sorry if this has been covered

Say you're in a room with lots of iPhones charging and you say 'hey siri' do they all respond?

I can see apple staff having fun with this once the store closes
 

fcomstoc

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:) that is a funny problem, I would love to walk into the store and do that.

I have 2 iPhones (Work and Home) I am sure that I will discover how annoying that is unless I turn it off on one of them.
 

Armen

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That would be the funniest thing to witness. Especially if you say "Tell me a story" after you get their attention.
 

matthew2926

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Could you imagine the Apple stores after iOS 8 is released to the public!?!? All of their devices are stationed on stands that constantly charge them, so all you would have to do is walk past any Apple store and scream "HEY SIRI!!!" and all of the charging devices in the store would reply! Looking forward to this!
 

TwoBytes

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This isn't good for families with multiple iPhones. Maybe apple should put in some basic voice recognition of the users, much like Touch ID but for voice.
 

Armen

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This isn't good for families with multiple iPhones. Maybe apple should put in some basic voice recognition of the users, much like Touch ID but for voice.
The feature is more intended to be used in a car. What good is Siri 20 feet away from you exactly when you can't even see the screen?
 

afsnyder

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This isn't good for families with multiple iPhones. Maybe apple should put in some basic voice recognition of the users, much like Touch ID but for voice.
There's a reason they let you turn it off. :D
 

jabingla2810

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The feature is more intended to be used in a car. What good is Siri 20 feet away from you exactly when you can't even see the screen?
Siri in the car is mean't to be used so you don't look at the screen.

The MOTO X did this better, it had a seperate core just for listening, so you didn't need to be plugged in to activate, and it would only activate the voice of the phone owner.
 

GreyOS

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Siri in the car is mean't to be used so you don't look at the screen.

The MOTO X did this better, it had a seperate core just for listening, so you didn't need to be plugged in to activate, and it would only activate the voice of the phone owner.
I think it's not unlikely we will see this on the iPhone 6. I just hope voice recognition comes to all iOS 8, with the audio co-processor and always-on only available on 6 onwards of course.
 

xero9

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The feature is more intended to be used in a car. What good is Siri 20 feet away from you exactly when you can't even see the screen?
I have two perfectly valid situations.

1) I'm laying in bed (yes my phone is out of my reach at this point), and realize I need to remind myself something in the morning. Just say "Hey Siri! Remind me to blah blah blah at 6am"

2) I went upstairs to bed and it had been a while and my wife hadn't come up to bed yet. "Hey Siri! Text my wife when are you coming to bed?"

Boom!
 

Armen

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I have two perfectly valid situations.

1) I'm laying in bed (yes my phone is out of my reach at this point), and realize I need to remind myself something in the morning. Just say "Hey Siri! Remind me to blah blah blah at 6am"

2) I went upstairs to bed and it had been a while and my wife hadn't come up to bed yet. "Hey Siri! Text my wife when are you coming to bed?"

Boom!
The main problem with Siri right now is that you can't really interact with her like a person. Apple loves to promote the idea by making her sound natural and more human like but the reality is this:

People don't compile full sentences in their heads and then speak. We tend to pause, think and use words like "umm" as our minds search for words and then puts them together in a structure. We also tend to just stop mid sentence and start over. I guess that's what makes us humans and not robots.

Unfortunately, Siri cannot compensate for this behavior so sometimes in mid sentence you may pause or say "umm" and she will get completely thrown off and the only way to resolve it is to physically touch the phone and start over.
 

Joe HS

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Hey Siri only works while your devices are connected to power, so it's unlikely in the situation described by the OP.

Edit: Sorry, you did say whilst charging. Then yes if you projected your voice enough.
 

SanjeevRana

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Probably the same thing that would happen in a room full of Android devices and you say "Ok Google." What happens there?
Nope ... and thats the feature gap for now between Siri & Google Now ... google is catered towards your voice only and it learns the voice pattern everytime you use it ... so after some use, it will only respond to your voice ... i tested this with my daughter ;) ... initially it responded 100% to both of us , then I kept using it a lot for some days ... after that my hit rate was 100% and my daughter's was maybe 5-10%

This setting is available within Google Now to allow them to capture voice and learn patterns ... I believe something similar will come to Siri now that Apple wants to keep it in an always aware context.
 

iBlazed

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The main problem with Siri right now is that you can't really interact with her like a person. Apple loves to promote the idea by making her sound natural and more human like but the reality is this:

People don't compile full sentences in their heads and then speak. We tend to pause, think and use words like "umm" as our minds search for words and then puts them together in a structure. We also tend to just stop mid sentence and start over. I guess that's what makes us humans and not robots.

Unfortunately, Siri cannot compensate for this behavior so sometimes in mid sentence you may pause or say "umm" and she will get completely thrown off and the only way to resolve it is to physically touch the phone and start over.
Exactly. I'm sure Apple is working on making Siri a lot more like Samantha-like and I think that's where the technology is destined to go. Just not there yet...
 

cynics

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Hey siri with multiple phones

I'm sure it will use voice recognition like competing products. Too many iPhone out there to just activate by being plugged in and someone saying "Hey Siri".
 

bushido

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The main problem with Siri right now is that you can't really interact with her like a person. Apple loves to promote the idea by making her sound natural and more human like but the reality is this:

People don't compile full sentences in their heads and then speak. We tend to pause, think and use words like "umm" as our minds search for words and then puts them together in a structure. We also tend to just stop mid sentence and start over. I guess that's what makes us humans and not robots.

Unfortunately, Siri cannot compensate for this behavior so sometimes in mid sentence you may pause or say "umm" and she will get completely thrown off and the only way to resolve it is to physically touch the phone and start over.
very well put and sums up why i havent used Siri since the first week after i got my old 4S back in the day