raise to speak with siri not working

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I have raise to speak set for Siri though nothing happens when I raise it to my ear and speak.

    1.) Will this work when it is in lock mode?
    2.) Is there anything else you need to do or just raise it to your ear and speak?

    Thanks.
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure about it working in the lock screen but here's some info I found on Apple's Support Forums that might help:

     
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    1) Doesn't work in lock mode.
    2) Just raise phone to ear.
     
  4. Stella macrumors 604

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    1. Works for me in lock mode. There are limitations, for example, it won't retrieve your emails i.e., "show me emails from my wife".. it will ask you to unlock first.
    2. Just do what you said.
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    It will work in lock mode, but you have to turn the screen on first.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Raise to speak doesn't work in lock mode. If the phone is in lock mode you have to press and hold the home button to activate Siri.
     
  7. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    That is incorrect. It works while the phone is locked unless the user toggles the option to allow this off.


    1. It should, provided you didn't disable that in settings.
    2. There's nothing special you have to do, just put it to your ear and wait for the two dings. I have found that it's not always responsive on the first try but always on the second.
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    wrong
     
  9. ahaley1986 macrumors member

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    I can get my raise to speak to work once every 20 tries. Tried several ways to raise it to my ear to no avail. Do you think this could be a hardware problem?
     
  10. seraveegn003 macrumors newbie

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  11. gr8daniel macrumors newbie

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    It seems that I found the way

    You need to keep the phone with horizontal angle in front of you, then change it to vertical angle at your side.
    It worked even in lock mode.
     
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Mine works every time whole it is unlocked but once locked, it has never worked.
     
  13. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Mine works fine in lock mode.

    Also not that it does not work when you are laying down. I have tried this many times with it never working.
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I just discovered that when locked, I have to press the home button first, then raise the phone to my ear and SIRI works then.
     
  15. akdj macrumors 65816

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    Those of you having issues in "Lock" mode...make sure you either hit the power or the home button before raising to speak. As mentioned earlier, a 90 degree swing...IE...hitting the home button while it's in front of you and you're looking at the phone, then bringing up to ear should work. It doesn't have to be "Un-Locked"...but it does have to be "awake"...where you can see the home screen.

    If the phone is asleep, it won't work. That would be kind of aggravating, considering how often we move our phones around while they are "off" or "asleep".

    J
     

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