iPad Invoking Siri

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Bromio, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Bromio macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2014

    Is there any way of invoking Siri by using some gesture, without having to press the Home button?

    'Hey Siri' is okay, but it only works when the iPad is connected to the supply.

  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    There is a Jailbreak tweak similiar to "Hey Siri" but it does not require the device to be connected to a charger. It also drains battery because the phone is constantly listening for that keyword.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Used to be, but they removed it. You used to be able to treat Siri like a phone call...you'd just hold the phone to your ear and the proximity sensor would activate Siri in the earpiece.

    Not sure why they took that out. I didn't use it but I'm not sure why they decided no one else should be allowed to use it.
  4. Bromio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2014

    Thank you.

    I don't want jailbreak, but I thank you for your information.
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Most likely because it might conflict with the new raise to listen feature in Messages (for voice messages). That said, none of that likely applies to iPads anyway since they don't have an earpiece.

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