Hey Siri "You'll need to unlock your iPhone first"

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Illusion500, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Illusion500 macrumors newbie

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    Updated to iOS 10.1 on my iPhone. Now Siri will not open any of my apps from the sleep state. With passcode set to require after 4 hours, and phone passcode unlocked, it does not work.

    In iOS 9.X I could say "Hey Siri, open maps" and the phone would wake up and maps would open. (assuming that the phone was not passcode locked, of course)

    Now in iOS 10, the same request gets: "You'll need to unlock your iPhone first". But my iPhone is not locked...

    I have restarted, I have turned Siri on and off. "Hey Siri" does not serve much purpose for me if she cannot open any apps. It was the driving force behind me upgrading phones and it was totally worth it... until iOS 10

    If there is a setting or something I am missing, I would appreciate any help.
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    I attempted the same exact scenario as explained in your post. It worked as it should for me. Also on iOS 10.1
     
  3. Illusion500 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, that is terrible. Now I have no idea what to do.

    Please confirm, you have a passcode set, not using touch ID to unlock, Passcode timeout set to some large number, phone passcode unlocked but asleep on a black screen and you can use Hey Siri to open apps?

    I can get it to work if I remove my passcode completely, but not with a passcode set regardless of timeout.
     
  4. Illusion500 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, after further testing, this happens to me even if I do not use "Hey Sire" and instead activate Siri via home button press. Also, I tested this on my iPad and it too now shows the same behavior. I can no longer use Siri to open any apps from a sleeping iOS device, even if it is not locked, unless I delete the pass-code from the device entirely.
     
  5. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked the settings to see if siri has permission to do those things from the lock screen?
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of settings would those be?
     
  7. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Steps
    1. Turn your phone on by pressing the home button at the bottom of your phone.
    2. Unlock your phone. ...
    3. Open Settings.
    4. Scroll down and tap Touch ID & Passcode.
    5. Enter your pass-code.
    6. Scroll down to the section ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED and tap the switch icon beside Siri.
     
  8. Illusion500 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, that switch is on. This used to work with iOS 9.X
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They simply allows access to Siri when the device is locked. It doesn't really have much to do with what Siri can in turn do.
     

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