Siri suddenly won't do... anything!

Brettka7

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Nov 5, 2011
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I use her for reminders and voice dialing all the time, and she usually works great. Starting a few days ago, I get this every time I ask her to remind me about something:



And now voice dialing takes 10-20 seconds for her to think. I tried turning Siri off and back on and turning the phone off and on, but the issue persists.
 

Horbags

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Sep 18, 2012
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The only interesting thing about IO6 for my iPad was that it would now have siri, however the novelty very soon wore off when after everything i asked her she would just offer to search the web for it. Simple things like "where is the closest ATM?" or "what time is my appointment?"
 
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saberahul

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Nov 6, 2008
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In settings see if Siri is able to access your reminders. On the other hand, why do you need to be reminded to poop? On second though, don’t answer :)
 
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Leonard1818

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Nov 15, 2011
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the whole "siri is worthless" argument aside -- I find siri to be much slower on my new phone. Unfortunately, the voice to text feature for text messaging relies on siri so I have to keep siri on. I hit the microphone button on the keyboard in a text and it's a good 5 or more seconds before I'm prompted to speak.

Other than this feature, I never used siri. I feel weird talking to my phone as if it's a person. I'm sure I'm not alone there. I did use it once when I was in Dayton, Ohio looking for a place to buy a guitar (don't ask lol) and it was pretty simple and useful... I've not been in that type of situation since then so for me siri is really more of a gimmick.
 
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Roessnakhan

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Sep 16, 2007
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Siri has been a piece of crap over the past week for me – I hate when it understands me completely, but can't do anything because there's no response from the server. It should really have a local element that processes those things as a backup (like Google has offline voice recognition).
 
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alnova1

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Oct 16, 2011
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Siri has been a piece of crap over the past week for me – I hate when it understands me completely, but can't do anything because there's no response from the server. It should really have a local element that processes those things as a backup (like Google has offline voice recognition).
I agree. It takes forever sometimes and doesn't work half of the time.
 
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wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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I noticed this too on my 4S. It doesn't work nearly as well as it did when I got my phone.

Takes forever to load, and when it does, it doesn't understand properly.
 
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Brettka7

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Nov 5, 2011
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Looks like it's working again... Who knows how long for though.
 
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