Siri still sucks

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by itsjustmeee, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pardon my rant but I was hoping IOS 7 would bring some real improvements to the day in and out usage of Siri but it just seems like business as usual. Yeah, the voice is better and its integration into apps has vastly improved but I find that Google is still faster, easier to use and more informative. Over the last few days I've been getting the "I'm really sorry but I can't take requests right now" a lot. Just to make sure that it's not my wifi or a bad data connection, I'll immediately go right to Google and get an answer. And often times when I ask Siri a simple question, I get that "spinning circle-I'm thinking" while Google is recognizing my words instantaneously. And then try something as simple as "what are hiccups?" with both. Siri thinks for a minute, says "here you go" and displays the answer. Google actually tells you what they are. I have no problem reading the answer but while driving Google is a much better option for something like that. In a perfect world Siri and Google voice would just get married and work together but that probably is never going to happen.
  2. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    I wouldn't say Siri sucks, but, it seems slower than it was in iOS 6 to me. Especially compared to Google Now. I feel it's voice dictation is superior to Siri's as well.
  3. terrywfoster macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    I'm wondering about it now. All I ever get is an apology from her and to try again later.
  4. robpow macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    Never had Siri before so I've not got anything to compare with but it works pretty well on my 5s running iOS 7.0.2, even in a noisy room I could ask for the time, check locations on Find Friends and look up a Wikipedia article (on Tom Clancy - R.I.P. as it happened) etc.
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Same for me. Even during the betas. I mean she works every once in a while, but majority of the time she's apologizing.
  6. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Siri was awesome for the first few she just apologizes.
    however, after the first apology, she works like a charm.
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Both Siri and Google work well for me, but Siri does much more for me because it's integrated with other things on the phone.
  9. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    Siri is enough for me, google voice is nice I can't lie :)
  10. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    They sure do act like it.. or at least their fans think so.


    the S Voice for google? it sounded terrible lol
  11. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Siri fails on me 90% of the time WITH a clean install.

    90% of the time it fails every time, guaranteed lol.
  12. Oui macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2012
    If that's how you speak to Siri... Well no wonder. ;)
  13. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Its a Ron Burgendy line from Anchorman lol... except Im not sure which % he actually uses.
  14. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    Siri has been so much faster on iOS 7 than on iOS 6 for me. Almost all answers are instantaneous (as fast or faster than google now, and it offers more)
  15. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2013
    Dallas, TX
  16. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Siri works like a champ for me. I ask her many things and she always comes through.

    Show, Create or Disable alarm.

    Whats the score for ......?

    What time does xxxxx vs xxxxx game come on?

    What movies are playing this weekend?

    Sending text messages

    What is x - x?

    Calling people.

    Launch xxxxx App
  17. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    It wasn't Ron Burgandy who said it. It was Brian Fantana.

    "They've done studies you know. 60% of the time, it work every time."
  18. edhchoe macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    I don't use Siri. It was fun when I first bought 4S but I don't use it because I don't have the need for it. She will do web search anyway. I can do that myself.
  19. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006

    1) Siri is slow

    2) Siri can't work offline

    3) You can't type commands to Siri for a quiet conversation, unless you speak, pull up, tap to edit (it's a backwards method, I want a front door approach).

    In order of importance.
  20. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Haha. You're right. I forgot. It's in regards to sex panther cologne lol.
  21. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    What a great movie.

    On topic, anyone else actually prefer the old Siri voice? I thought she sounded much more playful. Now it's just kind of weird..
  22. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I use the guy (no homo).
  23. gold333 macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2010
    For the past few days I've been scowering the net for this.

    In IOS7 Siri is buggy as hell. Just the spinning circle and the apology that she cannot take requests right now. No it's not my connection, nothings changed in my hardware only upgraded to IOS7.

    The night and day factor is literally unbelievable. The experience from where I am standing is of Apple maps fiasco magnitude (European user here, but I'm talking about things like set an alarm or send a message here, nothing location specific.)

    It's weird Apple has for certain the largest natural language AI query testbed in it's iPhone install base yet seems to not advance AI technology but actually regresses it in a major update?

    PS: And I'm an old school computer user, so before installing any new O/S my IOS devices get a:

    1. IOS6 All apps update
    2. Backup
    3. Full hardware reset & erase all data, so clean IOS6
    4. IOS 7 is installed
    4. Backup restored.
  24. zipster macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2011
    I don't understand why Siri doesn't understand me...

    I'll say, "In two weeks, remind me to call John" and she'll hear, "Into weeks, remind me to call John"... so then she says, "when would you like me to remind you?" and I say, "In two weeks!" and she doesn't understand. But when I type "in two weeks" (when we can edit our voice commands), she understands.

    so frustrating!
  25. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    It's interesting that Siri still asks when you want to be reminded.

    That was the subject of a lot of complaints on the Apple user forum as Siri stopped doing that in August.

    Have you tried it recently?

    While Siri works wonderfully for my various lists, texts, email, etc., I am rather miffed that I have to do a work around to get her to add a reminder for a specific date/time.

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