Is Siri Good Now?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by John55455, Feb 26, 2013.


Have you noticed a -significant- improvement in Siri?

  1. Yes, significant

    21 vote(s)
  2. A small improvement

    37 vote(s)
  3. No

    44 vote(s)
  1. John55455 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2012
    When I first got my 4S I just played with Siri for the first week. It was nice but the load times were too slow and it would only understand me 70% of the time.

    And then the other night I felt like using Siri to set and alarm and I was surprised how good Siri was. Siri instant gave a response (only 3 bars), and then I tried a few other things and Siri understood me every single time.

    I think I'm going to have to start using Siri more. Setting a clock with Siri is much easier, and "note this" or "remind me this" is cool too.

    Have you guys noticed an improvement in Siri? Or is it just me? Is Apple using our voices to improve Siri?
  2. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    I've been using it daily for over a year. I don't type anymore. If it wasn't for Siri I don't think I would have an iPhone.
  3. Cody21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I hardly use it other than checking an occasional ball game or stats for a player.
  4. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    It gets things wrong a lot of the time but its definitely good when it works.
  5. Mellisaray macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    it is quite good to use, but i haven't concerned about its improvement.
  6. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I think Siri sucks. Slow load times, and inaccurate voice recognition. I tell it to "call Jonna Poole" and it says. "Ok. Calling John Powell". Very frustrating.
  7. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Wait for the day Siri is able to adapt to everyone's voice and it will be fine.

    Improve the load times too, Apple.
  8. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I forgot Siri even existed. The first day or two someone gets a new device they can't stop playing around with Siri, but once the novelty wears of, I would say 80%+ never use it again for any serious task.

    I find it hard to believe someone can completely replace use of the keyboard with Siri like some people here claim they have done.
  9. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    4S Marketing Ploy! 4S Marketing Ploy!!!

    A product still in beta 1.5 years after it launched as the major marketing selling point for the 4S.

    Really bad, apple.
  10. Peter Chao macrumors newbie

    Peter Chao

    Feb 27, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    Siri is an annoying B*tch! Siri is useless! Drinking bubble tea is better than Siri!
  11. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    It gets maybe one in twenty things I ask it correct.

    Useless. Useless to the point where, if I ask it to play a song, it often tries to ring someone instead.
  12. fridayxiii macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    Tampa Bay, FL
    This thread is a great representation of the rule that people go to the Internet to gripe, cuz I've had no problems with Siri. Far more "it sucks" posts than "works fine for me".

    Count me in the latter group. Siri is dead-on when I create reminders, query for unit conversions or reply to an occasional text/create an email. Snappy too, no lag on my i5.
  13. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    We are glad you have no problems with Siri. But it's not like we are making this stuff up...

    Google's voice technology is so far beyond superior to Siri that it's not even in the same star system.

    In 2013, it should be better. It just should.
  14. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    It's gotten slightly better. But still is meh.
  15. jf1450 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
    Every now and then I tell her I need to poop to get a laugh but other than that she's useless.

    Great concept, poor execution.

  16. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  17. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    If it was Google Now then yes.

    Siri still is in beta, still is slow/unresponsive at times, still can't do that many things, etc.

    Apple needs to update it more often.
  18. white4s macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  19. 7thson, Feb 27, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013

    7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    Siri is good for native features, like reminders, notes, alarms, etc. I won't use it to search the web, too painful. When asked why google now is better at web searches, Sir says, "I'd rather not google now, if you don't mind." It's obviously an area Siri knows it's lacking in.
  20. Baz1205 macrumors newbie


    Jul 13, 2012
    Never use it. In fact the only time I activate it is by accident when I hold the home button down for too long :) Happened the other day when I was in the hospital. Somebody shouted out "ask it how long we're going to have to wait" :D
  21. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I was born in Indonesia, went to an American international school, with lots of British teachers...moved to Australia at the age of 10, lived there for 11 years with friends most of whom are south african... and now for the past few years living in Vancouver Canada, with an American girlfriend.

    siri has a very hard time with my accent
  22. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I agree! If only we could use Google Voice for texting and making appointments, but as of right now it's only good for searches.
  23. xmaseve macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    No, Siri still sucks for most things. Same with dictation. I think it's actually become worse over the past 6-8 months.
  24. Waate macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2013
    At first I did the whole 'novelty' thing asking Siri questions like 'tell me a joke' and that wore off really quick BUT now I use Siri EVERYDAY! She organizes my schedule, sets timers, opens apps, takes notes, finds vids on YouTube, plays my music, sends my wife texts for me, and finds business' phone numbers and then calls them for me! She is very accurate now. I would say around 90% most of the time which is better than most people I talk to. They often mishear or misunderstand me too. I love Siri and use her all the time. Very useful now. Like someone else said here Siri is one of the main reasons I have an iphone. I haven't seen an android app that compares in voice recognition AND integratabiliy. ##
  25. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    It's usable, but only for play music, set up alarms, ask something related to wolfram alpha etc.

    The dictation function is basically crap for more than one sentence... I tho use it sometimes^^ dunno why I still put hope in it haha

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