Siri data plan usage per task?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by B A S, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. B A S macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2009
    I'm interested in what affect Siri will have on data plan usage...

    When Siri is connecting to the internet to reply to question or send dictated texts for example does anyone know how much data is used additionally?

    Are there any confirmed functions Siri can perform that do not use up any of a data plan's data allowance?

    Iwas told by Orange that certain functions are done locally without connecting to the internet, whereas elsewhere I have read that everything is done by connecting to the internet....
  2. Miamitreo macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2010
    Good question. I've not heard anything related to data amounts used for Siri.
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I also wondered about this since during congested times, Siri has been having trouble connecting to the network.

    Us in the US are on tiered data plans so I will wonder how much data Siri will be using.
  4. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    Since SIRI connects to a remote network to do anything, it's the same thing as you going online with your phone. It will use up data if your not on wifi. I don't think it uses anymore than if you were to use Google app. Do a test...go to Settings>General>Usage>Cellular Usage and mark your Sent and Received amounts. Now start using SIRI for a few things (make sure your not connected to WIFI). Then go back and check your Sent and Received amounts. This should give you an idea of how much data SIRI uses for you.

    I did a test on mine, asked what 4+4 was, asked a how tall a building was (which did a web search and pulled up google listings, but I didn't click on any of them), asked the easter egg questions, and asked a question about the 4S (SIRI wanted to do a web search, but this time I didn't let it), told SIRI it sucked (which it doesn't for the most part ;-)), replied back with "I respect you", I said "as you should", replied back with "I don't understand 'as you should'". All this used up 250KB (Sent) and 378KB (Received).

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