How to tell Siri to stop listening and start processing?

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  1. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    On my iPhone 6, how do I tell Siri I'm done talking? Is there a gesture, or a word? Like "stop" on a old-timey telegraph?

    When I'm giving Siri commands, she continues to listen well after I'm done speaking. Sometimes it's in the car, or at home with background noise. I guess she's picking up that noise waiting for silence? I don't remember this being an issue on my iPhone 5.
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    You can press the Microphone Icon in the bottom-center of the screen once she's activated. That will end the query in your situation where it's too noisey.
     
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  4. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    You can now hold the home button while initiating and speaking to Siri and release it when done speaking. That also stops the random searching before you are done speaking.
     
  5. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I discovered this a while back and it has been very useful, especially when dictating a text message and having to pause to think about what I want to say next.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Doesn’t seem to work on my device.
     
  7. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    have to keep holding it . so press/hold to activate siri and keep holding until you finish speaking.


    • Control when Siri listens. Instead of letting Siri notice when you stop talking, you can continue to hold down the Home button while you speak, and release it when you finish.

    Alternately
    • Siri waits for you to stop talking, but you can also tap the audio wave to tell Siri you're done talking. This is useful when there's a lot of background noise.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I noticed that this only seems to work if there is noise in the background. When you do this in a silent environment, it won’t work.
     
  9. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    What device and what firmware? Siri didn't always work that way. It was introduced in iOS 7 or 8 if I recall (or one of the .x updates). No idea why yours doesn't work as that's a documented feature and should work as described.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Just say something along the lines of "Make it so!" ;)

    (Jokes aside, I think I used something like that or just "Do it!" on a few occasions to get Siri moving, so to say.)
     
  11. KALLT macrumors 601

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    iPhone 6 with iOS 8.3 public beta. As I said, I tested it. When I play music in the background so that Siri continues to listen, the home-button method will cut off Siri and process the query, even if I keep on talking. However, when there is no (loud) noise and I keep on talking, Siri will keep in listening and will process the rest of the query. Perhaps it’s intended that way.
     

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