How to dismiss Siri without touching your phone?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dave2084, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. Dave2084 macrumors newbie

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    I do a lot of driving while working and I'm finding Siri really useful.

    Let say I'm driving and using a satnav app for directions. If I want to change my music I can press the button on me Bluetooth kit to call Siri, ask him to play whatever I want, but then I'm stuck as I have to reach over to my phone to quit Siri to see the map again.

    Is there a command I can tell Siri so he'll go away?
     
  2. critic81 macrumors regular

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  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    On my car I can press the steering wheel end call button to "hang up" on Siri...the problem tho, is since my car has its own voice commands I don't have a method to activate other than holding the iPhone home button...which is kind of annoying.
     
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  5. critic81 macrumors regular

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    SIRI does not open apps right now. Maybe in the future.
     
  6. Dave2084 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found an answer ...

    In the end I found the answer myself ...

    I was stuck in traffic the other day and started "playing" with Siri. I ended up working out that when Siri was at idle, if I press the button my my BT kit and I get the bleep that tells me he's listening then press the button again it dismisses Siri and I go back to navigation without touching my phone.

    Result! :)

    I also found a bug in iOS 5 that lock me out of my phone in portrait mode if you make a call using BT but hang up before it is connected (it doesn't always do it but I did it twice in 5 mins). The only way to get the phone back is to rotate it to portrait mode.
     
  7. brylliant macrumors regular

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    While it doesn't sound right, you can say "Bye" or "Goodbye" to Siri and he/she will reply with "See you soon.." (or similar) and close out of the Siri interface - taking you back to the last app you had open.
     
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