Siri Proactive Nearby Gone?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Futhark, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Futhark macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    Hi all, has the Nearby section gone from Proactive? I actually liked this in the Beta versions and wouldn't mind it back
     
  2. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Suddenly only available in the US of A and China. I liked it too, but somehow they removed it from the rest of the world.
    Also if you ask Siri: What films are on in the cinema, it will find one film, and it will tell you that it is quite far away from you (it does on mainland UK anyway). Not that impressed...
    On the other hand I can use many useless emojis to express my disappointment.
     
  3. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    Hahaha. I'm setup as Region USA to get the NEWS APP so I thought that would have done it?
     
  4. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    So that's where it went? Wonder why.

    Also, the cinema thing - just tried it and you're right. Although the film it is suggesting is at a relatively local cinema but oddly not the closest one. Asking specifically for my closest cinema still brings up the same suggestion.

    There's a whole lot of location / Siri based stuff that just not seem to work outside the US . We can't book cinema tickets, book a table at a restaurant or (last time I tried) get sports results/stats that aren't football. Although that could have changed, it's been a while.
     
  5. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    I did send feedback regarding the cinema thing, but it seems not many people have actually noticed. I used that feature a lot, as it was good at filtering results, but now it is useless. And you are right outside the US the Siri features are quite limited. Apple being not exactly a tiny, poor company you would think they could use more power to get things right, but apparently that is not the case.
     
  6. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Still not much change to Siri's cinema listings in the UK, it is only ever showing the one film and today said: Heres's the Cineworld Bristol. It isn't in Bristol though.
    It worked so well in the past now it is just embarrassing. This has been going on for well over a week now.
     
  7. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    These are completely different. Yes, if you set your region to US you get the News app but Siri Suggestions have nothing to do with this. Another fun fact, I have my region set to Germany and if I'm on WiFi, I only see App and Contact suggestions; if I'm on cellular data I will then see News suggestions also. But I never get Nearby Places, in the Maps app these round buttons for nearby locations are missing too. This is even stranger since on iOS 8.x.x you could see these round icons for Bars, etc. if you searched in Maps or via Spotlight.
     

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