KnightNurse

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Nov 3, 2013
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Orlando, FL
Hey everyone!

I'm currently using an iPhone 5S 7.0.3 on T-Mobile and Siri no longer responds. It's the strangest thing because it worked a few days ago. I have done multiple restores, and I continue to get a message stating "I'm really sorry about this, but I can't take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while." I have used Wifi and T-Mobile data and still nothing.

When Siri is being used there seems to be some image retention on the bottom portion of the screen, but it goes away once Siri is exited. I have attached screenshots to this post. Has anyone seen this before? I have scheduled an appointment with the Genius Bar tomorrow night. I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software issue.

Any advice would be great! Thanks!
 

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KnightNurse

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 3, 2013
6
11
Orlando, FL
I would not recommend DFU mode for a Siri issue. If anything, Restore within iTunes should be fine. (Assuming you want to take the long and painful route)

I apologize for being repetitive, but I have restored my phone twice using iTunes and no luck. I just finished a DFU restore and still no luck. Maybe it's just a problem with my location. Thank you for your help!
 

Fedmahn Kassad

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Sep 24, 2013
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New York City
Semi-unrelated: thinking about your issue, OP, I asked Siri, "Are you there?" and got a pretty funny answer lol.

On topic of your post: Siri is a network service, meaning that it needs a network connection to function properly. The problem is most likely not with your phone but with some kind of issue contacting the Siri service.

That's what I'm thinking, anyway. More informed persons should comment.

With that in mind, I think it's more useful for you to troubleshoot potential network issues rather than your phone. Make sure that your data and wifi are functioning, and if all else fails just wait a few hours.
 

jazz1

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Aug 19, 2002
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Hey everyone!

I'm currently using an iPhone 5S 7.0.3 on T-Mobile and Siri no longer responds. It's the strangest thing because it worked a few days ago. I have done multiple restores, and I continue to get a message stating "I'm really sorry about this, but I can't take any requests right now. Please try again in a little while." I have used Wifi and T-Mobile data and still nothing.

When Siri is being used there seems to be some image retention on the bottom portion of the screen, but it goes away once Siri is exited. I have attached screenshots to this post. Has anyone seen this before? I have scheduled an appointment with the Genius Bar tomorrow night. I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software issue.

Any advice would be great! Thanks!

I got that a lot on my 5, I just got a 5s. We shall see. Sometimes it told me it could not connect to the internet when I was outside on not on Wifi. This was with AT&T.
 

Thepoobear

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Oct 30, 2013
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It's siri server...My siri sucks as does my fiancé siri. Always giving me that crap. Apple makes billions and then skimps everywhere possible.
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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It's siri server...My siri sucks as does my fiancé siri. Always giving me that crap. Apple makes billions and then skimps everywhere possible.

My Siri works great, I think is the area where you live.

So far on my 5S, it has failed only 2 times and I got mine 3 days after launch day.
 

Thepoobear

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Oct 30, 2013
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My Siri works great, I think is the area where you live.

So far on my 5S, it has failed only 2 times and I got mine 3 days after launch day.

This began immediately after I updated to ios7. It's also been reported by people since iOS 7 was released to the public.
 

fiveainone

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Sep 16, 2011
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Um.. Siri is server based. Sometimes it has problems with the servers on Apple's end, causing no responses or slow response. Unless you're out of data range, I'm pretty sure it's not your phone.

I've been having the same problem and slow responses lately. Which sucks, as when I first got the phone, it was instant fast. I thought they finally fixed it, as when I was on the 4s, it barely ever worked. Looks like I had my hopes up of them fixing it too early. :(
 

scottdt21

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2008
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I was having the same problem all day yesterday - both with Siri and voice-to-text dictation. Apple Support was no help and could find no problem on their end. Today things are back to normal so I suspect there was an Apple data network issue.
 

KnightNurse

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 3, 2013
6
11
Orlando, FL
The strangest thing happened yesterday. I tried absolutely everything to fix this Siri issue and turning the speakerphone on and off during a call did the job. It was the strangest thing. I don't think it had to do with my area because I traveled a couple hundred miles these past few days. I'm a new iPhone adopter and I'm loving it! Thanks again for all of the great help!

One more thing. Do you think Apple will ever make voice dictation and commands offline? I don't want to get into an Apple vs Google debate, but it's a real bummer not being able to send a text to someone using voice commands when I'm on the road in a poor coverage area.
 
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