iPad Pro Hey Siri

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  1. Macbooky macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, Can anyone who's running a beta version of IOS9 tell me if 'Hey Siri' has been enabled on the iPad Pro without it being plugged into a power source? For a supposed 'Pro' device I can't understand why this has not been enabled yet is on the iPhone 6s. Thanks.
     
  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    No it is not. It specifically states under the switch that Hey Siri will only work when plugged in.
     
  3. Macbooky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Yeah I noticed that. I was hoping that they would enable it on a future IOS update. :(
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    What? And watch all the whining because of the poor battery life? I hope Apple knows better...
     
  5. Macbooky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL! I use it on my iPhone 6s Plus and the battery life is fine. I'm just surprised that a 'Pro' device is lacking features.
     
  6. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, was a bit surprised too, that it didn't work. I would have loved to yell "hey siri" in the office and see three iPP's and three iPhones 6s answer: What can I do for you?
     
  7. Macbooky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha! Although it's supposed to recognise your own particular voice but I soon discovered that that doesn't quite work exactly right. :)
     
  8. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    I'm surprised Hey Siri is missing from iPP too, since that was touted as a feature that came with the A9 chip, you'd think the A9X chip would be able to do this too.
     
  9. haruhiko, Dec 2, 2015
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    haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Hey Siri is there but only works when the iPad Pro is plugged in...which negated the whole point of Hey Siri.

    I'm really not sure why the 6s/Plus with a much smaller battery and a less powerful A9 chip supports unplugged always on Hey Siri but not the more powerful iPad Pro with more battery life.
     
  10. macfacts macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing that is a feature Apple wanted to "save" for the next iPad pro.
     
  11. Aydy macrumors regular

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    ;)
     
  12. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Siri is fine on an iPhone - don't really care if it's on iPP or not.
     
  13. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    I don't mind that it's limited. I honestly don't think it's that important of a feature. Plus the other night, I had my iPP plugged in and used "Hey Siri" and heard from both the iPP AND my iphone which was across the room at the time.
     
  14. Macmar88 macrumors member

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    I really wish it was on my pro mainly because unlike my phone I don't have a passcode on it. So opening apps before picking it up would be cool. Hoping it'll come in iOS 9.2... Please Apple
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    why would it hurt battery life?
     
  16. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad it's not on IPP. I use hey Siri on my phone and watch. Don't need all 3 going off at the same time
     
  17. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Thats good but what about the OP who may not have the luxuary of all 3 going off.
     
  18. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. There should be the option
     

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