Siri is deaf post 8.1.3

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  1. Rayansb macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I own an iPhone 6 Plus and after updating iOS to 8.1.3 Siri has become incredibly hard of hearing. It will only work when I scream. I checked the microphone and it's working fine with phone calls and voice memo. Is any one else experiencing this?

    P.S. I tried restarting/rebooting with no change.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    When making calls do other people have issues hearing you?
     
  3. Rayansb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. The mic works just fine. The only issue is with siri.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Odd, I'm on the latest version and I'm not running into any issues with Siri (not that I use it much)
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried turning Siri off and then back on?
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    One of your mics might be bad. The 6+ has 3 mics. I'm not sure which one Siri uses to be honest. Does Siri work fine with headphones plugged in?
     
  7. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Siri uses all 3 and does some fancy algorithm to reduce noise and hear you better.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    I wonder if one of the mics being out just screws up everything.
     
  9. swordfish5736, Feb 18, 2015
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    swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Try recording a video with the front facing camera to see if the mic on the front of the device is working.


    Also, do you have your phone connected to any Bluetooth speakers? If it has a mic then it will use this for Siri
     
  10. Rayansb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, did not work :(

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    It works very well with the headphones.

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    Bluetooth turned off. I tried what you did, voice recording is weak with the front camera. Do I have a bad mic? :(
     
  11. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like it, make sure you've got a recent iCloud(or iTunes backup) and make a Genius Bar appointment to get the phone looked at.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    Well, mystery almost solved I guess. Will wait to hear back from OP.

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    Sounds like a bad mic then :)
     
  13. McPc macrumors 6502

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    I had the same issue and after performing a DFU restore and Siri still didn't work I took the phone into Apple and they ended up exchanging it. Must have been an issue with the mic not working.
     
  14. skyperbon macrumors regular

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    I am having the same problem with SIRI. I don't think it is a problem with my mic as it's working properly for me.

    Must be some issue with the 8.1.3

    P.S. - It still isn't working for me after updating to 8.2. Specially when 'Hey Siri' is enabled.
     
  15. sparklight macrumors newbie

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    EXCELLENT DIAGNOSTIC. This turned out to be exactly my issue, because audio recording was working fine but Siri got zero volume.

     

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