Siri doesn't work in a Zip Lock.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 15danielp, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    I'm relaxing in the hot tub and decide to ask Siri to set the timer. Works fine. After awhile, I try to ask Siri how much time is left, but before I can finish the question, the screen goes blank.

    I tried it several times, asking different questions and giving different directions, but Siri only worked about 15% or the time, or the screen would blank out. When I take it out of the Zip Lock, it works fine.

    Now all other functions work fine in the bag. Including making a call. I would think that maybe Siri couldn't hear me right, but the screen would just go blank mid-sentience. That doesn't happen when Siri can't hear you clearly.

    It not a big deal as the phone is working fine otherwise. But I find this interesting.
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    She needs to breathe, man!

    You're suffocating her. I don't think you'd work to well in a ziploc either :p
     
  3. DerekTS macrumors regular

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  4. 15danielp thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was in the hot tub and didn't want to miss a call. Like I said, it's not a big deal, I just thought it was interesting.
     
  5. Justim macrumors 6502

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    How is this a revelation? You cover up the microphone, and it can't hear you.
     
  6. futch macrumors 6502

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  7. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Wow taking your phone in the hot tub? Thats time to relax man just like when taking a shower , you need your privacy too lol
     
  8. alucinari macrumors newbie

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    The problem isn't the microphone, it's the proximity sensor having trouble seeing light through the bag. I've had this issue for a long time (I put my phone in a bag when I go cycling). The phone thinks you're holding it up to your ear so the microphone sensitivity and the speaker volume turn down.
     
  9. 15danielp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah this makes sense. It's clearly not the microphone. It's nice that the phone works perfectly otherwise.

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    It's not the microphone. The screen just goes dark. If Siri can't hear you, it waits then says and displays: "I didn't quite get that." Maybe you didn't read my post correctly.
     
  10. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Get a microsim adapter and a phone that's Mil-Spec if you need waterproof. Or a bluetooth cordless phone with a JIS-7 handset.
     

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