Hey Siri works even when iPhone isn't charging.

richwoodrocket

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When I was talking to Siri, and my phone wasn't plugged in, just for fun I said hey Siri and surprisingly it worked. Just thought I would post my findings here because I haven't seen it anywhere else.
You have to have manually activated Siri for the first request and it works after that.
 
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iolinux333

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Oh. I hadn't really noticed that. This is great! I've always wished it would keep listening once activated. YAY!!!! It looks like the HIG team maybe was pulled back out of the closet briefly.

battery life be damned, damned to HELL!!!!
 

Fantasigraphic

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Yes it had always worked when pressing the home button and say "Hey Siri"

But other than that no it doesn't on mine
 

Tammster

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So you're saying that once you talk to Siri, then after that first contact you can just say Hey Siri? OR, out of the blue you can say it?
 

LostSoul80

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So you're saying that once you talk to Siri, then after that first contact you can just say Hey Siri? OR, out of the blue you can say it?
I tried it on my Siri right away, without prior contacts.
She seemed pretty pleased about it.
 

richwoodrocket

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Yes it had always worked when pressing the home button and say "Hey Siri"



But other than that no it doesn't on mine

Well obviously but if you've already pressed the home button and talked to Siri and gave you a response, in order to give another command you would have to hit the button. Now, just say hey Siri in place of hitting the button.
 

sfwalter

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Never mind I see what the original poster is talking about now. You have to first activate siri with the home button. Then after your first request you can say "Hey Siri" without touching anything on the phone and then the standard Siri beep occurs and you can ask Siri a second question.

This works on 8.0.2.
 

richwoodrocket

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Never mind I see what the original poster is talking about now. You have to first activate siri with the home button. Then after your first request you can say "Hey Siri" without touching anything on the phone and then the standard Siri beep occurs and you can ask Siri a second question.



This works on 8.0.2.

Yes this is what I mean. Kind of hard to understand and I am on 8.0.2.
 

echo2011

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Didn't work for me, but once I pressed the home button to activate siri and ask a question she replied and told me it's her birthday!
 

boba7523

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Can we have apple change this so that we can have the option to either activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" w/o plugging in charger?

I believe Moto X has it for Google Now... Hands free....
 

betabeta

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This is great! As long as the siri interface is open it works!

Nice find! Hope it stays this way, but I would still like an option to turn it on all the time if I want.
 

fuoco

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What I really like about that is a very small detail easy to miss:
Once activated you can say hey Siri and ask away, no need to wait for the beep. If you do wait however the beep will come and then you must speak afterwards. But it's so convenient just saying "hey Siri, what's the weather like tomorrow" in one breath!!
 

richwoodrocket

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Can we have apple change this so that we can have the option to either activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" w/o plugging in charger?



I believe Moto X has it for Google Now... Hands free....

This would be awesome, but I believe the Moto x and other Android phones that have this usually have one cpu core dedicated to listening for "okay Google"
 
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