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Brammy

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Anyone else notice that Siri doesn't read back a text message? It'll read the unread message, but when I speak a reply, it just says "ready to send" and displays the message.

This is darn inconvenient when driving.

Is there a setting I'm missing, or is this a bug?
 

dotme

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Oct 18, 2011
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Anyone else notice that Siri doesn't read back a text message? It'll read the unread message, but when I speak a reply, it just says "ready to send" and displays the message.

This is darn inconvenient when driving.

Is there a setting I'm missing, or is this a bug?
If you're holding the phone, I think Apple assumes you're capable of reading it.

Siri always reads back outbound texts automatically for me if I'm using Bluetooth or the Apple headphones. But not if I'm invoking it by holding down the home button and just talking into the phone.

There is a workaround - When Siri asks you if you're ready to send it, say "Read It" and you'll get it read back to you and asked what to do with it. An extra step, but easily bypassed by using a bluetooth headset or car speakerphone.
 

Brammy

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ah, thanks.

Usually I have in a car mount and use the speakers.
 

Zcott

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Oct 18, 2009
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There is a workaround - When Siri asks you if you're ready to send it, say "Read It" and you'll get it read back to you and asked what to do with it. An extra step, but easily bypassed by using a bluetooth headset or car speakerphone.

Wasn't aware of this. Thanks!
 

BigRed77

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Sep 28, 2014
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Hey siri

Hey siri now reads back your text before you send it but its got to be plugged in to a power source and you must have ios8.0.2. Its great whilst your driving no more near misses:)
 
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