Siri: Sorry <name>, something's wrong.

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  1. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I have a Canadian iPhone 4S and I'm using it in Hong Kong. I'm having no problems with Siri other than when I'm asking it 'what's the weather like'/'is it going to rain today'/'does it look like snow today'/etc.- I always get a response along the lines of "Sorry <name>, something's wrong."

    I have no problems if I add 'in Hong Kong' to the end of each question though. I've tried turning the 'local weather' option on and off and it makes no difference.

    Anyone know what's wrong? Or is this just another one of those Siri bugs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. moargolems macrumors regular

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    Sorry TheMacBookPro, something's wrong.
     
  3. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I've been getting...

    Sorry NAME, there's something wrong. Can you try again?'

    Edit: I rebooted and Siri works now.
     
  4. TheMacBookPro, Nov 6, 2011
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    Ha :)

    We're you having issues with asking it weather based data without specifying the location?

    I've tried rebooting and disabling Siri and it didn't fix it. Everything else works though, which is odd.
     
  5. TheMacBookPro, Nov 6, 2011
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    Double post. Multi-quote is really needed in the mobile page...
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Location based services are not supported on Siri outside of the US yet. Even here in London I have to put the location name at the end of questions like that. If I don't I get the same kind of response. Typically when you ask that question without mentioning the location name Siri will use location services to determine where you are if you're in the US. Outside the US it can't do that so you have to tell it which location you're asking about.
     
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    Seconding the location based services not being outside the US yet. I just get told there no weather information for Melbourne. (Australia)
     
  8. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh. That makes sense, I guess... it's a bit odd that it can tell me the weather for international locations if I specify the city, but can't tell me the local weather (even though the Weather app has no problem determining my current location).

    The 'Sorry, something's wrong' message made me think that it was a device issue, rather than a location issue, since location issues are indicated by 'Sorry, I can't search for <item> in <your city>' (e.g. 'Sorry John, I can't look for restaurants in Madrid.')

    Have you guys had any luck with asking Siri about the time? I've tried asking it 'What time is it' and it answers 'I have no idea what time it is in <the street I'm currently on>. Sorry about that.' Sometimes the last bit is 'How silly is that?'. Replace 'time' with 'date' and you get the same results.

    Strange how it tells me it the street name, rather than the district and/or city. Is this just another international Siri quirk? The old voice control could tell me the time just fine.
     

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