Lets make a list of obvious Siri commands that are yet to be implemented.

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  1. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    It seems to me that Siri has the potential to be extremely powerful with relatively little extra programming. I was thinking we should make a list of commands that we all think would be useful and submit them to apple. Im sure apple look at forums like this for feedback too... here's the commands I think.

    Some commands are obvious and im wondering if apple are choosing not to implement them because of increased server load.

    • Bluetooth On/Off
    • Who's birthday is next in my calendar.
    • How long until <event>
    • Whats my next appointment.
    • Show me pictures of <friend in addressbook using faces feature>
    • Do not Disturb
    • Read Notifications
    • Install Updates <App store>

    anyone else?
     
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  3. CavemanUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good one

    something like

    "Set brightness to 50%" or "Turn on Auto Brightness"
     
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    You could turn it off. Not back on, it requires a network connection for siri.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Siri won't be able to turn Airplane Mode off in most situations. It won't have an Internet connection. The only exception is if you manually turn on WiFi.
     
  7. CavemanUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This raises an interesting technical point for Siri. Im sure Apple have their reasons but it would seem better for siri to try local traditional voice recognition first (as was used in 3GS and above) and if it cant match the command, farm it out to Apples servers.
     
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    I could live with that.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Previous iPhones had limited voice control that didn't require a network connection.

    Might Apple revive the old software solely to understand the phrase "Turn Airplane Mode off?"
     
  11. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    True...there should be "offline" commands simply set up to control phone functions. They would probably be used more than any others.

    I would love to have "mute" or "do not disturb" or the like.
     
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    Siri can already do "What's my next appointment?" Also "Read Notifications" prompts Siri to read any new text messages.
     
  14. CavemanUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Next appointment never works for me. I was thinking read notifications could tell you all of the notifications from notification centre.

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    The code is still there. If you turn off siri it defaults to that mode.
     
  15. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    turn wifi off.



    but im not too worried.

    just jailbreak!
     
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    Every time I see your posts, I read them in Dr. Zoidberg's voice...
     
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    Edit* to whom ever downvoted ithinkergoimacs post about zoidberg: I'm coming for you.
     
  18. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Read notifications is coming in iOS six is it not?
     
  19. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Search Youtube/iTunes/App Store for <whatever> and then list results
    Recommend Apps/Video/Music - Show a list of recommended Apps/Videos/Music (generated by Genius or some other system) in Siri

    Those two commands would clear up a lot of needless swiping around and typing for me.
     
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    Whoop whoop whoop whoop whoop
     
  22. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    "Where is my [iPhone/iPad/MacBook]?"

    I would have thought this would have been an obvious value-added feature for the "Find my iPhone" service. Siri already responds to the question "Where is Bob?" by using the Find My Friends app to bring up a map. Why on Earth can it not do the same thing with the Find My iPhone app?

    EDIT: For that matter, you should be able to say "Siri, I lost my phone" and Siri will send the command to play a loud beep to your iPhone. There are probably lots of other use cases too.
     
  23. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    So you have a second phone to find your lost phone?
     
  24. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

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    or iPad? or using it to locate a mac?
     

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