Siri not reading back dictated text messages?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Brammy, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Brammy macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I noticed this too. Hopefully it'll be fixed in a later beta.
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. Brammy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah, thanks.

    Usually I have in a car mount and use the speakers.
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't aware of this. Thanks!
     
  6. BigRed77 macrumors newbie

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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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