Please help! Why does Siri not work sometimes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of the time when I make a command to Siri on my iPhone 5 it takes a while to respond and then when it does, it just says "I'm having a bit of trouble right now can you try that again?"

    Why does this happen, and what can I do to fix it?
     
  2. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Siri doesn't answer your questions locally, instead it is all uploaded to Apple's servers.

    I believe the error you got is caused by difficulty communicating with the servers. Typically not much you can do about that besides try again.
     
  3. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure? I thought It's programmed into the phone itself...

    I was about to go return it and get a new one hoping Siri would work on it but if it has to do with apple I guess there'd be no point In doing that
     
  4. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

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    Could b something apple is fixing on their side in regards to the " Siri/weather " issues cuz I too am not having Siri answer even the easiest requests
     
  5. NismoRoadster macrumors regular

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    There's too many people on the Siri servers. It's not local.
     
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Siri requires internet access to work, so yes, it sends data to Apple.
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The servers are probably very busy at the moment from people trying out their new iPhones.
     
  8. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I've been having that problem a lot today. It does fine converting my voice to text, but won't answer question.
     
  9. alec6542 macrumors regular

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    Apple really should look into implementing some local processing into Siri. It's so annoying to say "Call Jason" and then it does nothing, or takes like 30 seconds. This completely undermines what Siri is meant for: convenience. And it does this A LOT, I'd say 50/50.
     
  10. jollyreaper macrumors regular

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    What I don't understand is when it displays what I said which means I heard back from the server and it should be processing locally and it still hangs and fails.
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The server processing isn't just turning your voice into text, it's also interpreting what you most likely meant using a lot of different resources.
     
  12. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure the servers are getting hounded since Friday.
     

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