Siri getting worse at Speech Recognition?

netdog

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I have the latest version of iOS 9 on an iPhone 6s and an iPad Mini 4, and my experience is very clearly that Siri has gotten much worse at speech recognition / dictation, making serious mistakes much more frequently.

Is anyone else finding this?
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Seems like this is something that some people expeience at times while others don't.
 

elf69

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my fiancee loves siri and it works for her.

She is lazy at times and she can just ask siri to text me, she loves it.

it seems to work 98% of time for her.

I disabled siri and do not like it at all!
 

M. Gustave

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I have the latest version of iOS 9 on an iPhone 6s and an iPad Mini 4, and my experience is very clearly that Siri has gotten much worse at speech recognition / dictation, making serious mistakes much more frequently.

Is anyone else finding this?
Are the phone and iPad new? The voice recognition data is lost when you restore or buy a new device.

I've been getting consistently accurate results with Siri and dictation in iOS 9. I would say I'm a somewhat heavy user of this feature.
 

DCIFRTHS

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I have the latest version of iOS 9 on an iPhone 6s and an iPad Mini 4, and my experience is very clearly that Siri has gotten much worse at speech recognition / dictation, making serious mistakes much more frequently.

Is anyone else finding this?
Yes. I use Siri all the time in the car via Bluetooth and controls on the steering wheel. It is so frustrating that I get so many mistakes. It seems like it has been making more mistakes for a while now...

Google voice recognition works better by leaps and bounds.
 

SallyMJ

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May 17, 2018
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I have the latest version of iOS 9 on an iPhone 6s and an iPad Mini 4, and my experience is very clearly that Siri has gotten much worse at speech recognition / dictation, making serious mistakes much more frequently.

Is anyone else finding this?
Oh, YES!!! I can narrow it down. I had a 5C, whose dictation I thought was great. When I got an SE on October 6, 2017, I couldn’t believe how much Siri had unlearned in only a day. Why would Apple go BACKWARDS in providing a WORSE Siri in a better phone? Doesn’t make sense to me.
 
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