"Hey Siri" without plugged in power chord?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    On the Apple Watch i can say "Hey Siri" to activate Siri. On the iPhone I have to plug in a power chord to activate Siri per voice?

    Do you think we can use this feature on iOS9 or newer devices?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps newer devices that would have hardware to support that without using up a lot of battery.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Sure they could, but it's unlikely. The device would have to permanently have the mic enabled and be listening out 24x7 just in case. Battery life would be terrible.

    Makes sense to enable it when on power as the device may well be in a car.
     
  4. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't kill the battery on android. I use the Moto voice on my Moto X without it killing the battery.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because it has dedicated hardware for it.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Ticking a box in iOS can't match dedicated hardware for a specific purpose. Apple use dedicated hardware where it's useful - witness the M7/M8 motion co-processors.
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    i wouldn't mind and don't think it's impossible that they might add the option to enable it when the screen's on (probably disabled by default). however it would hurt battery a bit on current devices without dedication.
     
  8. braddick macrumors 68040

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    untetheredheysiri is available for jailbroken iDevices and does exactly what you are requesting without substantial battery deterioration.
     
  9. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's working on the Apple Watch. And the Watch has a very very very tiny battery.
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    If I remember correctly, it can be enabled on any iOS 8 device that supports it while plugged in simply by added a true boolean key to a preference file.
     
  12. lancastor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To do this the device has to be jailbroken. So we can hope that Apple Watch hardware find it's way into the iPhone.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    The :apple:Watch face must be on for 'Hey Siri' to work.

    I bet we see it in the iPhone 6S (or 7). Apple just needs a M type hardware chip added to the iPhone.
     
  14. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I think something similar to 'Raise to Speak' will be for Hey Siri eventually. I mean iPhone 6 Plus has more than enough battery for such a feature.
     
  15. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    the moto x has a dedicated low circuit processor for this.

    that's why the moto x has it, and not all android phones.

    future iphones may support it with dedicated hardware.
     
  16. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502

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    They can probably integrate it into the m7/8 processor the way they did recently with the 6's and the barometer
     
  17. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    This. Surprised nobody had mentioned this until now. You have to raise your wrist to be able to use "Hey Siri".

    I don't think a wireless "Hey Siri" is a useful enough feature to warrant them adding additional hardware to an already cramped space anytime soon.

    Now that I say that, watch them do it with the 6s.
     

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