iPhone Siri no longer beeps when activating?

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I notice that when activating Siri on my iPhone, it doesn't beep anymore.....however it still does on the iPad. Assuming this is normal?

    -Kevin
     
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  3. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Awesome. Thanks.

    -Kevin
     
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    On slower networks the beep was useful for knowing it actually was listening, what a shame. It could have been an option.
     
  7. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Like Pavlov's dogs they've trained us to start speaking at the beep, now they've taken it away and I for one just sit there thinking Siri is waiting for a network connection
     
  8. Tuckrat macrumors member

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    My phone does vibrate slightly instead of beeping when activating Siri...
     
  9. lagwagon Suspended

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    It's by design. It's less obtrusive to people around you in public. There is no need for an audio cue if the phone is in your hand and you can feel the two quick taps (vibration.)

    You will still get the audio cue if you are on Bluetooth speakers (like in a car) and or use "Hey Siri" and also with headphones (since surrounding people will not hear it.)

    The reason iPads will beep still in all situations is because it doesn't have vibration.
     
  10. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    I have vibration turned off in settings (I hate vibrating phones) and it doesn't vibrate when activating Siri. There is no cue that it's ready to listen. Annoying but I'll get used to it
     
  11. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Well obviously, you have vibration off.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess one way of looking at it is that in that case they might re-enable the sound perhaps.
     
  13. AintDutchNotMuch macrumors regular

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    I find it utterly disappointing that the beeps are no longer there when you activate Siri, and in between when finishing a question. I hope they will fix it soon.
     
  14. rjalda100 macrumors regular

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    I updated my iPod touch 6g to iOS 9 and it still beeps, could be because it doesn't have the vibrator (my 5s does not beep)
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's a design change so nothing to fix from their end.
     
  16. Matouš macrumors newbie

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    But it was a mistake to do this, so they could fix it.
     
  17. sn macrumors 6502

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    It's not broken, you just don't like it.
     
  18. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure if you JB your iPhone you can get the beep back so you know when to talk... rather then looking at your iPhone and seeing the visual display at the bottom when your voice is being picked up...
     
  19. GreyOS, Sep 17, 2015
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    But when you then speak into it and Siri replies back, that's not obtrusive? It may be by design (her answer in the pic above shows this!), but that reasoning doesn't really hold up for me.

    I feel if you want to be less obtrusive in public you could put your phone on mute. They added a setting so Siri's voice feedback can respect the mute button; I wish the beep could be controlled in the same way.

    With 'Hey Siri' still making it beep, I am struggling to conceive of how this could be a coherent and consistent design choice. And no, it doesn't just beep when it's plugged in and on the other side of the room, but also when you say 'Hey Siri' when it's on the Siri screen, in your hands, not plugged in, potentially in public.

    But hey, it's not the end of the world, I'm sure I'll get used to it :D
     
  20. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    It's simple..
    - with vibration motor = no beep
    - no vibration motor = beep

    And on the 6s and 6s Plus the vibration will be even more subtile since the new Taptic Engine ;)
     
  21. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Obviously Siri forgot to tell her iPad version!
     
  22. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Just found this out this morning. Kinda frustration because I found out by hitting her by accident and didn't even know the phone went into Siri mood. Kinda missed the beep
     
  23. ewkid macrumors member

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    I think the beep is better. That way people around you know that you are about to talk to your phone. Now there will be plenty of "are you talking to me?" moments.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, it might be a mistake in some people's eyes, but that doesn't mean that it is one or at least it is one in Apple's eyes.
     
  25. Matouš macrumors newbie

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    If they put a small button in settings, everyone will be happy. And they could say that they are doing something like this, it is realy confusing.
     

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