Is it me or has Siri's hearing been muted?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Chupa Chupa, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I have a decent number of Homekit devices in my home and use Siri a lot to control them. Up until 11.1 (maybe 11.2) I'd speak "hey Siri blah, blah, blah," and she'd respond immediately. In 11.3 it's like she's become a 95 year old and hard of hearing. I say "hey Siri," and crickets. I then yell it and maybe, maybe, she comes on.

    Is this me or has Apple tweaked Siri? Wondering if with all the privacy/FB controversy, non-controversy, Apple intentionally made Siri hard of hearing so it could say Siri isn't listening to our conversations -- but then again that what Apple has always been saying. So I'm confused as why Siri is so hard to activate now. Happens on all my iOS devices -- iPhone X, iPad 12.9 (2017), iPad mini 4 (when plugged in, of course).
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I feel like it’s the opposite for me. Every time I say “Hey” to someone, Siri thinks I said “Hey Siri” and when I look at my phone, the entire sentence I just spoke is typed out in the Siri UI. It has been happening quite frequently.
     
  3. TechThule macrumors newbie

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    I'm glad to know Siri actually works for some people. It is rare that she understands something I dictate. Maybe it's because I have a deep voice, but she's useless in my experience
     
  4. Toonartist macrumors regular

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    Teach her. If she gets it wrong tap the edit and correct what she thought you said to what was actually said. Next time she’ll get it right.

    I found it works about 99% of the time but you have to help her out to begin with. I have a Geordie accent so it isn’t the easiest to follow but she manages :)

    There was a couple of words that was driving my wife mad with her phone until I pointed out the edit bit!
     
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Mine seems to listen for anything that sounds like Hey Siri (except for those actual word), and then proceed to not listen to a thing that follows.
     
  6. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    In addition, you can also say,

    “that’s not how you pronounce XXXXX“

    And Siri will list a number of different pronunciations from which you can select the closest one.
     
  7. ramses2005 macrumors member

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    try to reconfigure. sometimes when I update my devices, theres a bug or something because my Siri gets a reset and I have to reconfigure it again to work as you explained before.
     
  8. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

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    Enjoy limited siri success via airpods+iPhone 8
    No success at all via iPad Pro 10.5
    No success at all when listening to music via airpods in gym-have to use one hand to take iphone from pocket whilst excersising to wake siri yet not when I'm home when a double tap on AirPod immediatley wakes her.
    Fun limited success I guess
     
  9. TechThule macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice and help. In my case it isn't a word or two, it's all a mess. More than I want to fool with.
     
  10. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    Silly me, after yet another failed attempt at waking siri in gym today.
    I've since found via Touch i.d. And Passcode -Allow access when locked- selected siri.
    Maybe my earlier reply wasn't quite valid at all.
    Only try Sunday next gym session.
    Can't wait to talk 50% or 75% volume, or STOP!!!as I've been getting weights training basics recently.
     

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