Siri now down for 3 days. Anyone else ?

Ricko101

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Jun 5, 2009
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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 ?
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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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.
 

bgtrack

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Jun 6, 2011
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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.
 

Tsuchiya

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

steve knight

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Jan 28, 2009
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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.
 

nfl46

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Oct 5, 2008
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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.
 

Ricko101

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

Restart Phone
Normal mode with WiFi
Airplane mode
Hard reset

Did not solve the issue.
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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Did you restore?

Have you tried the Apple store?

Try waiting a few more days. Might be a small problem affecting some users.
 

Tinmania

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Aug 8, 2011
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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



Michael
 

Ricko101

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Original poster
Jun 5, 2009
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Did you restore?

Have you tried the Apple store?

Try waiting a few more days. Might be a small problem affecting some users.
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...
 

meatling

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Feb 17, 2011
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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.
 

Ricko101

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Original poster
Jun 5, 2009
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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.
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
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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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.

 
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asleep

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Sep 26, 2007
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Were you mean to her?

Did you tell her that dress made her butt look big? :confused:
 

fins831

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Oct 7, 2011
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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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