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Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by BradWould, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed issues using Siri with HomeKit devices after installing the 9.3 beta? I seem to be getting a lot more "can't find decvices" replies since the update. Maybe it's a coincidence but I thought I'd ask.
     
  2. myname70 macrumors 6502a

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    I experience the same issue. But I thought it is because of my non native English especially Siri does not recognize the rooms and zones. If I want to set all lamps in my living room , it does not work.
     
  3. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    Tried over the weekend on both my phone and my wife's phone. Seems to be working fine. At least no better or worse. The watch seems to be the worst of them as it gets the weirdest hiccups. Like "hey siri, change the temperature to 23.5" and it will display that for a moment, then all of a sudden change to 2015 .5 and of course, won't work. But things like that have been happening before 9.3.
     
  4. BradWould thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've restored to 9.2.1 and Siri seems to me more responsive. It could all be in my head I suppose or it could have been a bad initial install of 9.3beta.
     
  5. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I've found is that network traffic seems to hinder my devices from time to time, all of them (Alexa, Hue, WEMO) are on 2.4 GHZ and that is always jammed up at my house because all of my neighbors are on it. For example I'll tell Alexa or Siri to turn on the lights and it will respond and send the trigger that it successfully completed the task, however it won't happen from time to time, same when you manually trigger from the iPhone app, it acts like it worked but didn't. Hopefully we'll get more devices on 5.0 GHZ to alleviate this in the future.
     
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    Everything seems to be fine for me on the iOS 9.3 beta. HomeKit's been better behaved since iOS 9.2, actually. No issues with Siri lately.
     
  7. squirrelist macrumors regular

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    since 9.3 beta I've been having trouble, too. All too often when I ask Siri to do any HomeKit commands she simply offers to do a Google search. Siri understands the words perfectly, but fails on actually understanding that I'm trying to do something on HomeKit. A reboot usually fixes it for a while. Still having the same problem on beta 2.
     

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