I wish we could just turn Siri and voice control off....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scaramoosh, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. scaramoosh macrumors 6502

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    Everytime I hit the home button it pops up and I have to wait for it to do it's own thing. I recently spoke with family who also have iPhones and they say the same thing.

    The problem is you press down for it to read your fingerprint as it's so slow at doing it, then it ends up being slightly too long and it pops up. I dunno why every reviewer says Touch ID is fast because on every apple device I've used, it take a few times or a few seconds.

    I wish I could turn that off too but Apple Pay forces you to use it.
     
  2. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    You can disable Siri by going to Settings/Siri.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Touch ID is relatively fast. Especially on 6s/7. Unless you're using an older iPhone with the older version of touch ID hardware.
     
  4. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    Looking at your thread history it may be time to move on to android. You sure seem to hate everything Apple has ever done.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    You're doing it wrong.

    Press and release the home button quickly but leave your finger on the button (after you release it). The the initial push will turn the screen on, leaving your finger there will unlock using the fingerprint scanner. The fact that you're triggering Siri tells me you're not actually releasing the home button.

    Also, please tell me you didn't use 4 different fingers in 1 fingerprint slot thinking it's "smart" That just confuses the touch ID.
     
  6. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Apple will go down in history in so many ways, but a big one will be how they've created such a dedicated customer base. So many people seem to hate what Apple are doing, are frustrated by their products and their direction, but continue to spend thousands on their products.

    My wife really dislikes her iPhone 7. She moans about the lack of headphone jack, says it's too slippy and often looks at my Android phone and comments how she wishes hers could do that (like when my phone pings to says there's traffic so I should leave for work earlier than I thought).

    But there is no way she will even consider the idea of using an Android phone. Hers is currently broken and I've offered her mine, but she's not interested at all - she'd rather stick with a barely-usable, soon-to-die iPhone.

    There's no doubt Apple's marketing is incredible.
     
  7. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    I've never had an issue with Siri. Although that's probably because I've never bothered to set it up.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Firstly, you can disable Siri. Second, TouchID really is pretty fast, especially the 2nd gen version on the 6s and 7 models. It's so fast that iOS 10 had to change the way you unlock the phone because people couldn't press the home button fast enough to simply wake their phone without TouchID also unlocking it. Hence, lift to wake. Third, and this is perhaps most important, you don't have to PRESS the home button to activate TouchID. If Siri is activating that means you are pressing (and holding) the home button. You can set TouchID to unlock your phone by simply resting your finger on the home button.
     
  9. Septembersrain Contributor

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    You can disable Siri and voice control. You can also use a setting to just rest your finger to unlock. I don't know which iOS version you are on but if it's the latest, these options will most likely be there.

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  11. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I hate it when people use this phrase but 'You are using it wrong.'

    Don't keep the home button held down, just press it and leave your thumb resting on it to unlock the phone.
     
  12. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Relatively? The only way I can keep it from reading my fingerprint is to press the home button with a non recorded finger or with my fingernail.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    Settings > Siri > Disable

    Next time use a wish on something like a quad core Mac Mini or something please.
     
  14. scaramoosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanx they added the option in iOS 10 I guess? I know it's not in 9 but most of us are on 9 and certain devices will stay in prior versions.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Who are you referring to?

    As of January, 76% of devices were running iOS 10 & only 18% of devices were running iOS 9.

    Citation: https://developer.apple.com/support/app-store/
     
  16. canuckRus, Jan 20, 2017
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    canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    With my 6S I merely raise it to turn on the screen and just rest (not push) my finger on the button to instantly have a functional phone.
     
  17. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not defending Apple, but if your wife has a broken phone, regardless of make, and it's within its warranty period, why not get it fixed? Why complain about a broken phone that can be fixed?

    Your wife knew the headphone jack had been removed. That is a non issue.
     
  18. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    I meant she won't use my Android phone for the few days her iPhone will be being fixed.

    My wife knew the headphone jack had been removed but she still moans about it. She sees the iPhone as the only option, so rather than getting a phone more suited to her requirements, she sticks with the iPhone. Regardless.

    Qudos to Apple - there are millions of people like my wife who open their wallets (or purses) and buy Apple's products without question.
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Apple will also give traffic notifications for appointments.
     
  20. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not just Apple. I have iPhones for the family and wife and I have iPads too. I cannot stand Mac computers or laptops.

    With that said, if I went to a new phone, I would lose out on the investments that I made in Apple, specifically the movies and tv shows. App purchase costs are very minimal from a financial standpoint, but those apps have progress and not all will transfer over to a android.

    I imagine the same would be going from android to Apple.

    I used android before on a tablet and borrowed a friends phone, could not stand it.
     
  21. scaramoosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I turned off the hold home to use voice control and siri... it turns off siri.

    So it doesn't work still... why can't I turn it off and keep siri on? It means I cannot use my apple watch or voice control in my headphones.

    It's another blizzard move from Apple, they finally put that option in and it doesn't work how you want.

    I just want to turn off the hold home function, not siri.
     
  22. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to replicate your issue and I am not able to. It works fine for me.
     
  23. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    So you want to turn Siri off and still have siri? That makes no sense. You're just here for a whinge aren't you.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You want to be able to turn the light on, but not use the switch that actually turns the light on?
     
  25. scaramoosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah because I have another switch...
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    No I said I want hold home button to turn off, not Siri.

    Why don't you understand that simple concept?
     

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