Siri super slow to activate when pressing the home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sadcaper, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. sadcaper macrumors member

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    Sometimes when I push the home button to activate Siri, it takes up to 15 seconds for her to come on. Is anyone else having this problem?

    Then sometimes when she does come on it will beep twice and nothing will happen and I have to press the speaker button my self. It does eventually work but this 15 second delay is causing me some headaches.

    Anyone else with similar issues? I don't think it has anything to do with connecting to the server but instead something with activating Siri.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  4. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    my siri is a good girl, activates in less than 5 seconds holding home button. Maybe yours is just lazy :eek:
     
  5. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Do you have any other problems with your home button, this could be a hardware issue.
     
  6. iBallz macrumors 6502

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    I just had this issue, reset the phone, working normal again.
     
  7. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope no other problems with the home button. It's totally random too. It will do it 5 straight times and then activate normally (under 5 seconds) for two times, etc. No idea. Even tried rebooting. Not sure.
     
  8. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    When you say reset the phone, what exactly do you mean? Does resetting the phone erase the contents?
     
  9. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Don't reset the phone. Re-Boot the phone. Big difference. Just hold the sleep/wake button and your home button simultaneously until the screen blanks and the :apple: logo appears, then release the buttons.
     
  10. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I've rebooted a few times and it doesn't seem to have any effect. The user above mentioned resetting the phone so that's why I was asking the ramifications of that method.
     
  11. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    If it were me I would just take it to the Apple store.
     
  12. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    happens to me too, I think it's just memory. A fresh reboot will fix it.
     
  13. Slowlo macrumors newbie

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    Are you on Sprint?
     
  14. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope AT&T. I disabled Siri, rebooted and then re-enabled her and she seems to be working now. However, I've done this before and she always works properly for a bit and then gets "stuck" again at some point.

    I only have like half the phone full and don't have many programs open so it shouldn't be memory. I dunno. Maybe apple store is in my future.
     
  15. iBallz macrumors 6502

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    I read somewhere that it helps to do a 'reset network' in the settings. So I've done that a few times.


    I really hate this new phone on Sprint!
     
  16. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Well i think i isolated it. It only happens when i'm on wifi strangely enough. It almost always takes 10-15 seconds the first time i use it on wifi. After that it can get better, but not always.

    On 3G it works fine.

    Weird!
     
  17. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone else having this issue? It definitely only occurs only when I'm connected via wifi. If I'm on 3G it works as designed.

    I can consistently reproduce this issue so I would think its happening somewhere else as well. Anyone?
     
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  19. sgarelick macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem when trying to access Siri from the lock screen. Looks like Siri is up and running (I see the microphone) but takes 15-20 seconds to hear the beep that indicates it's ready.

    I haven't noticed a difference between wifi and 3G but I'll keep an eye on this.
     
  20. blackjackmark macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I have it too, but it does it to me on Wifi or on 3G. It seems to correlate to the first time I use it (like another poster said, maybe Siri is asleep?) then on subsequent uses it responds quickly.

    Just tried it right now...on wifi. It took 15 seconds for it the say "what can I help you with" and I had to tap the mic button to even get it to be ready for me to speak.

    Just rebooted the phone, and it worked immediately. So it does seem to be related to the software to run her getting corrupted somehow throughout a day's usage?
     
  21. momacs macrumors newbie

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    Glad this thread exists, because I was thinking the same thing (surely someone else has this problem!). Same symptoms as others have described here.

    ~15 sec startup if on WiFi, this problem does not manifest itself on 3G. But after the initial 15sec startup, subsequent starts seem perfectly fine.

    Initially I thought the app was going to sleep or something, but it wouldn't make sense that this doesn't happen on 3G. Then suspected perhaps some sort of DNS lookup failure/delay, but pcap show that the lookup/initial TLS handshake with apple happens almost instantaneously. Very curious!
     
  22. sadcaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Was hoping 5.0.1 would have fixed this but unfortunately not. Almost unusable on wifi. Pretty annoying.
     
  23. bobreck macrumors newbie

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    Yep, I too have this problem. Same exact symptoms. Takes up to 15 seconds to respond the first time and then I have to press the mic button again to get her to listen to me. This is only on wi-fi. But even more strange, it's only on my home wi-fi.

    I have wi-fi at my work office and that never seems to be any problem for Siri. Just tried it again, to confirm, and she fired right up. Turning off wi-fi also results in a very fast Siri response.

    I am using a Verizon FiOS connection at home and going through their modem/wifi router combo device (don't recall the model number). I wonder if there's some setting on it that needs to be tweaked?

    Given that Siri works fine for me outside my home network, I'm thinking the problem is not with the iPhone or iOS software.
    Bob
     
  24. sgarelick macrumors newbie

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    Found the solution for me. Seems Bluetooth is somehow affecting the performance of Siri on WiFi. If I turn Bluetooth off the problem completely goes away.

    Now I need to play around some more to see if it's a particular Bluetooth device or just Bluetooth in general.
     
  25. bobreck macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that this was my problem too. Turning off Bluetooth on my iPhone 4S allows instant response from Siri on my home wifi network. I never had a problem with my work wifi or when in the car connected to my stereo for hands free operation.

    At home, I have a Panasonic cordless phone system for our landline. The phone system allows you to connect your cell phone via Bluetooth and take/place calls that way. I am wondering if that is the problem. Going to disconnect it, turn back on Bluetooth and test it. I'll report what happens.
     

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