Siri now down for 3 days. Anyone else ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ricko101, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Ricko101 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I haven't been able to use Siri (as well as dictating for texting) at all for the past 3 days.
    Called Apple Care, and they had me try several things, but to no avail.
    They then told me that the system has been having issues, but should be resolved soon. If that's the case, I should not be the only one...
    I've looked at recent threads, but did not find anything here.

    Has anyone else in the same boat ?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    She is setting my reminders ok. That's about all I've needed her for so far.
    Like a typical woman, she's useless after the first couple of weeks.
  3. Ricko101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    LOL !
    Mine won't even do the reminders...
  4. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Last night when I was using her to set my alarms it took a long time to process what I said and set them
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Works for me. Wonder if it's a location thing? :confused:
  6. bgtrack macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2011
    East Lansing
    Are you using WiFi or cellular network? I am on AT&T between Chicago and Michigan and have had no problems with Siri on both 3G (4G ;)) and WiFi.
  7. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    Kind of shows how little I use Siri, that I wouldn't even know if it was down or not...:eek:
  8. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    My wife's phone had that problem and I ended up doing a restore to fix it. then it started rebooting when calls came in and apple replaced it.
  9. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I've had Siri turn off for 2 weeks now. I needed better battery life instead.

    Sucks that she's been down for 3 days for you.
  10. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    It doesn't use battery if you're not using it, does it?
  11. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Honestly, I'm not sure. I didn't want to risk it though. Its a feature that I rarely use.
  12. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Works for me. Btw I have Siri turned on and I still get great battery usage (6-8 hrs)
  13. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Have you tried restarting your phone? Siri works for me.
  14. Ricko101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    With Apple support we tried the following:

    Restart Phone
    Normal mode with WiFi
    Airplane mode
    Hard reset

    Did not solve the issue.
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Did you restore?

    Have you tried the Apple store?

    Try waiting a few more days. Might be a small problem affecting some users.
  16. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    I have had intermittent Siri problems the last view days.

    Honestly I wish it would just say instantly that it was down instead of making us wait for an answer that is only "I can't help you now." Well I could have already done what I wanted on my own by then! lol

  17. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Working fine on 3G and wifi in the Seattle area.
  18. Ricko101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    I think I will restore... being my last option.

    However, I don't understand how it can effect "some" users since there is only one network for it. It could be certain phones... in that case it's hardware related, which would mean my phone is defective...
  19. meatling macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2011
    This happened to me

    Had the same issue for three days like you a while ago. I know 10 people in my area that have iPhones on att Verizon and sprint. Two of us three dats. The rest were all fine. On the third day it just stated working. I did it all hard restart reboot and a restore. So did my buddy's whos didn't work. Then they both just did. I think that it turns off certain users randomly and have no idea why exactly. But ours came on at the same time. Him Verizon me AT&T. Maybe I'm just a conspiracy nut. Lol. However my wife and I have issues where hers works and mine doesn't. Same network. AT&T. So not sure what it means if anything. Hope this helps a bit.
  20. Ricko101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    As hard as it maybe to believe, it actually makes sense. Maybe they randomly deactivate some users to avoid overload ? Hhmmm...

    BTW, Apple told me that Siri will be in beta until June 2012, and they are not able to solve all its issues.
    When I asked why all my voice related functions are not working, they suggested (just now) a restore.

    I'll try that and post the results...

    Thanks guys
  21. Ricko101 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Next time reset network settings. Works every time for me.
  23. mcdj, Dec 1, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Siri is like the free toy in a box of cereal. The cereal company makes a lot of noise about it, making it seem like the best toy ever. It's boldly advertised on the box, and may even be the reason you even bought the cereal.

    The very first thing you do when you get it home is open the box and dig out the toy. The next two or three days are spent playing with the toy non stop. Then it breaks. You put it back together, but a couple of days later, it breaks again.

    By the end of the week, it's all but forgotten, and you're left with that gnawing hollow feeling that only marketing's empty promises can bring, and only a big bowl of sugary cereal can remedy.

  24. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Were you mean to her?

    Did you tell her that dress made her butt look big? :confused:
  25. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    Restoring is your only option. I have had this issue on my 4S and took it to genius bar. They said that there is a glitch in the software and sometimes our phones are unable to communicate with Siri servers, and restoring it resets the connection, even network reset doesn't.

    I went from not having Siri for 4 days, to restoring and having her respond to me in .1 sec. Its just a bug. Restore will work

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