Siri has a 4-second startup delay, normal?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kalt, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. kalt macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    On my iPhone 4S, whenever I hold down the home button for a few seconds to start Siri, it brings it up immediately but then seems to be frozen for about 4 seconds. The purple microphone circle is there, but it's not picking up any sound and touching it doesn't do anything. Not for 4 seconds anyway. After 4 seconds it does the 'ding ding' and the Siri microphone button becomes active.
    Once Siri starts working there are no more delays/pauses/etc.

    Is this normal? Assuming it is normal, my theory is that it's taking a few seconds to connect to Apple's Siri servers (we know the sound processing is done on Apple's side via network connection, not on the iPhone 4S which is why the "Siri needs the A5 processor's speed" thing is pure crap - they're limiting it to the new iphone for marketing purposes only). Anyone know for sure?
  2. kalt thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Amazingly I figured out the problem. I have a panasonic bluetooth handset thing, and for some reason when it is connected via bluetooth it causes siri to have this huge delay on startup. So, when I turned bluetooth off it immediately fixed the problem. Strange, annoying, and totally inconceivable.
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007

    I think it's inherent to all bluetooth headsets... At least all of the ones I've tried.
  4. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Same in my car too.
  5. kalt thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Does the Siri startup delay happen when any bluetooth device is connected to the iphone? The only other place I've heard about it is in conjunction with the specific Panasonic cordless bluetooth handset phone thing I have (lets you have a phone in each room that can use both your landline and cellphone connections).
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I do not have that delay with my Jabra Cruiser handsfree device.
  7. kalt thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    My Jabra Freeway also causes a delay - one lasted about 10 seconds. Clearly Siri has a bug that causes bluetooth to mess it up. They need to fix this.

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