Siri voice to text not working...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fins831, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    Using siri to check the web, stocks, Wolfram and Alpha is working fine...but simple voice to text or emails is not working, it just freezes...

    Is anyone else having this issue. I have asked my sis and parents and they are having the same issue? Is it a local or national siri thing?
     
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  3. fins831 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yep that exactly....its frustrating but if its not just me, then I know its server side and not my phone.
     
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  5. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    You are not the only ones guys, all i did was pick up siri and say test and of course i got the "i don't know what test means" so she's working there.

    Dictation isn't doing anything except cycling the 3 purple dots.
     
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  8. drjosephs182 macrumors newbie

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    I am having problems as well

    Siri works fine, voice dictation using the microphone icon next to the space bar does not work (purple dots keep cycling). (My 4s is on ATT)
     
  9. jdvmd macrumors newbie

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    My phone is doing the exact same thing -- just the three purple dots spinning and spinning. AT&T also.
     
  10. fins831 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    maybe its an ATT issue. All my phones are att as well
     
  11. Michaelpick macrumors newbie

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    Same prob...

    Same problem. Reboot does not fix and there is no "app" to turn off and on again... Is there? On AT&T and didn't work on my wifi or 3G (both transmitting data fine) voice entry was a majors reason I got the 4s
     
  12. jdwrx01 macrumors newbie

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    In the same boat, voice texting not working, siri works but takes longer than normal, all started today, i have verizon, stupid purple bubbles....
     
  13. Michaelpick macrumors newbie

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    So AT&T and Verizon,,, and wifi Probably not a network issue as data is flowing and it uses data I believe
     
  14. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok i was waiting for someone with Verizon to say they had the problem. Makes us AT&T folk not so left out lol
     
  15. vixster1901 macrumors regular

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    world legally unlocked iphone

    I too am having the problem. NO texting/microphone capability (launch message and use microphone button to dictate does NOT work) but can use SIRI to create text, dictate and send.
    I'm using tmobile and it has been fine till yesterday 12/8/11
    Argh, and apple wants us to be internet dependent?! good luck with that.
     
  16. kfield macrumors newbie

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    Sprint too! Been on hold waiting for an AppleCare senior advisor for 30 minutes now. I too am relieved to know that it's probably not my phone... unless they all decided to crap out on the same day!:eek:
     
  17. jjllmont macrumors newbie

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    voice to txt not working

    I am on sprint as well-having the same issue-purple bubbles, then nothing...
     
  18. fins831 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah there seems to be an issue with voice to text in the messaging area. Siri works fine, but dictation services are disrupted for all my friends and family (3 family on ATT + me, 1 verizon, 1 sprint).
     
  19. mowbizz macrumors newbie

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    Yup...I have Verizon and am getting the same problem with texting by Siri...hope it's only temporary!
     
  20. seanmcgu macrumors newbie

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    And the verdict is...

    I'm also on AT&T and just got off the phone with Apple tech support and...drum roll, please...they don't know what they're doing. Calling AT&T next.

    Stay tuned...
     
  21. DelmarvaFlyer macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I'm another Verizon subscriber experiencing the exact same problem. Siri works, but no other voice recognition features work. This started about 4 hours ago for me. Hope it's fixed soon!
     
  22. pinkhippo214 macrumors newbie

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    trying to be patient with Apple

    Vermont AT&T subscriber with white iPhone 4S 32GB model having same exact symptoms. Last time I called Apple tech support it ended up being a 6 hr ordeal so am trying to wait this one out, but not super pleased at the moment
    anyone with info keep us posted
    thanks
     
  23. rikhei macrumors newbie

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    Glad I found this thread! I was afraid it was me. Siri works fine for me, but not the other voice-to-text features.

    I'm a Verizon customer in Michigan.
     
  24. LapsangSouchong, Dec 9, 2011
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    LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Edit: whoops misread the OP. Yes. Same issue here. Siri dictation works from the home screen, but not with the little microphone in text messages.
     
  25. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, verizon here, and actually just realized that this is happening. Siri has been working fine all day, however i hadnt tried the microphone from inside the messaging app.
     

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