iPhone X Privacy or utility/not both?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsmemuffins, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    The iPhone X introduced a great privacy feature with notifications on your screen. Notifications remain hidden until, you look at the phone. Great.

    Now Siri won’t read out anything on your screen unless you enter a password. Not great.

    What’s the point of that? Phone is in my pocket. I get a text. Hey Siri read text/reply to text. Now… I can’t do diddly unless I enter a passcode.

    Didn’t I already train Siri to listen to my voice with “Hey Siri!”?

    So there is no option to have privacy and utility? I can disable the privacy aspect and have notifications display. Siri will then happily read them, and let me reply. That’s not what I want.

    I want my privacy cake and eat it too…
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Generally it’s always strict privacy against a bit of inconvenience. Siri is not that good at learning your exact voice pitch and this would have created a security nightmare if Apple enabled that feature. In fact they’re really trying to avoid getting sued for such issues.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Is there a setting on the X to always show previews for notifications?
  4. itsmemuffins thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes of course.

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