I disabled Siri

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blackbear219, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. blackbear219 macrumors regular

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    On both my iPad and my iPhone5.

    I find it to be pretty useless, but am I missing something? What are the MOST helpful things that Siri does for you?
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    take about 45 seconds to give you an answer you could probably google yourself in less time.
     
  3. jf1450 macrumors regular

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    I liked the guy who posted he told her he had to poop.
     
  4. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    I went to work today.... I also had breakfast..
     
  5. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

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    Siri is pretty much a gimmick for me, havent found it much useful at all.
     
  6. blackbear219 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think it saves battery at all to disable it completely?
     
  7. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I only use her for reminders and alarms anymore..

    I won't disable because I like the dictation feature, though.
     
  8. psac macrumors 6502a

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    I recently upgraded from the 4 to the 5, and Siri seems totally useless so far. In most cases, the old voice control was actually better. I used to be able to say "Play album ____" over the bluetooth in my car, and it would work, now when I do that, Siri just says she's having a problem and does nothing. Nice.

    Oh yeah, and she still thinks I'm in New York, Texas, (not NY, NY) when I ask about the weather.
     
  9. Fluttershy macrumors regular

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    I'm lonely and she is a female who I can talk to
     
  10. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    probably not unless its using your data connection or GPS. but if you never prompt siri, its not using anything as far as i know. so disabled or not, probably isnt using any battery.
     
  11. Rad-o macrumors member

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    Tells you weather , find the nearest restaurent etc ... Dont find them useful ? Ask stupid questions and entertain ypurself ^^ go to google and search some funny questions to ask , i saw some funny youtube videos :D
     
  12. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    No, Siri will only use battery while you are using it. Once you hold the home button then it will start recording and sending data over the network which would use data. But while dormant all it does is wait for the home button to be held down which the system does anyways (enabled or not.)
     
  13. enzo thecat macrumors 6502

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    Siri can not understand my voice. the few times I've tried using it, i almost ended up screaming at my phone. I loath that feature. Totally useless IMHO
     
  14. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Nope. If you're not using it, I'd bet turning it off completely doesn't save any more battery.
     
  15. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I've found Siri useful for when I'm driving and want to dictate a text, and change songs.

    Otherwise yep, I'm really not impressed, plus Siri uses a lot of data.
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I said "Help" to Siri and she gave me these things that you can do with it.

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  17. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    you can set you alarm whiling laying in bed half asleep. ;) not opening your eyes.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    reminders, call someone when I am driving, notes, check my calendar, movies playing and times (with rotten tomato built in), alarms. I use it daily.
     
  19. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Same.

    Also, I find it much, much quicker for entering Reminders (with dates) or Calendar entries. Doing those manually takes popping in and out of date screens and spinning the date wheel, both of which take more time for me than just speaking the date.
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I like being able to keep my phone in my pocket and telling Siri to take a note, remind me to do something, or even "Shuffle the newest Avett Brothers," and she does it. It's nice being able to keep my hands free by using the earpods with the mic while walking around.
     
  21. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ask Siri if it has any children.

    Kinda creepy answer !!
     
  22. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I use Siri when I need to convert something...

    "How many centimeters in 3ft" etc.

    Wolfram Alpha is perfect
     
  23. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    After having the 4S for a year, the only things I do with siri are:

    1) Set up reminders - this is so much more convenient than typing it in
    2) Set alarms - very convenient as well
    3) It's not technically siri, but I use the microphone button to text sometimes.

    I would like to use her to text in the car, but it can get a bit bothersome, as if your message gets one word wrong, you have to re-do, then you have to waste time asking her to read it back before you send it. Also sometimes she doesn't recognize my contacts or gives me the wrong one.

    Other than that, siri has been way over-hyped and I feel that apple shouldn't have had siri as its main selling point for the 4S, especially since it's still "in beta." Apple is getting a bit lazy with their beta releases as if they are real releases.
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    agreed
     
  25. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    I went from the 4 to the 5, and find it useful. I don't use it all the time, but the 4 - 5 times I have it was very helpful. Was able to answer and writer a text while driving, added an iCal event, to make a couple calls when driving, and lookup some info.
     

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