Useful/Pointless Siri commands

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  1. VivaLaFisica, Sep 25, 2012
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    VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    Personally,

    Useful: Set event for date and time

    Pointless: Asking for a game's score

    Edit: I've never been to any sport game in my life. I play soccer recreationally, but don't keep up with teams. The only sport I've played competitively is golf; even then I don't keep up with the pro's scores and such. I've no interest in using this Siri function.
     
  2. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    How is asking for a games score pointless ? I used it this weekend while mowing the grass I had my headphones on and activated Siri thru those to find out the lions score. Very nice feature if you ask me.
     
  3. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

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    When you say pointless, do you mean it doesn't work well or you don't see the reason to do that?
     
  4. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    Is there a comprehensive list of Siri commands (new and old) out there?
     
  5. stevo505 macrumors member

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    The score command is not pointless, at least not to me. About 5 times over the past few days, my parents or friends have wanted to know the score of a game or when who our team was set to play. I think it's a really handy feature. The useless commands are ones like the pod bay doors, etc. They're funny, but not necessary :p
     
  6. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Back in the day we would call Verizon for the time on a land line. Verizon stopped that feature cause they said most people would look on their mobile phones or computers. :eek:
     
  7. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sure it's useful for some. I edited the OP.

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    I've no motive for using it.

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    If you find one, let me know, please.
     
  8. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    May not be Siri exactly but personally I'm enjoying the talk-to-text.

    I get text messages all day and find it's much easier and faster to use than typing each reply.

    I don't always use it (if others are around, etc). I'm a fairly fast on the iOS keyboard but find it easier to just talk lol :)
     
  9. X-Ravin macrumors regular

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    Random (literally), but useful:

    Flip a coin

    Roll dice
     
  10. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice! I did not know this. Thanks :cool:
     
  11. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to reschedule an event via Siri?
     
  12. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is probably more pointless then any of the Siri commands.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Yes
     
  14. fordhamr macrumors member

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    I know this isnt adding to the discussion but doesnt this below in the iOS forum?

    I think its awesome to have siri remind me to do something when I get "home" or when I "leave work". Great feature!

    Dont know what she was like before the iOS6 but I am impressed.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I don't know that a feature is useless because I don't use it, especially with something like that, I mean, is it useless that google has a calculator built into their search feature? I'm sure tons don't' use it. Also, if you never ask for a sports score, how is the ability to do so useless? It's like saying that this rock I have keeps bears away because I haven't seen a bear in my house.
     
  16. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry. I didn't think I'd have to explain for the sake of the peanut gallery using inductive arguments.

    "Things that you (don't) have use for in Siri"
     
  17. mopppish macrumors 6502

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    Coming from a 4, with an hour-long commute, I was happy to see that I could start podcasts with voice commands. :)
    I wish Siri was smart enough to read my library back to me though.
    I.e. "What albums do I have by Liars?"
    "Sorry, I can't blah blah blah"
    And yet "Play podcast Basic Brewing Radio" is responded with "Playing episode January Fifth Two Thousand Eight Brewing As A Monk" or something equally verbose.
    You'd think the capability would be there, and it would be super useful.
    I hate trying to request an album by an artist that I haven't synced, while there is another album by the same artist I would be just as glad to hear.
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    For me it's extremely useful so far. I asked for football scores several times on Sunday while driving to and back from a wedding (who gets married on a sunday during football season anyways?)
     
  19. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    Just because you don't like sports doesn't make this pointless at all. This is an incredible command. Asking Siri what the score is is a hell of a lot easier than navigating to my scores app.
     
  20. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    Except that the Lions broke my heart over the weekend.
     
  21. wacomme macrumors regular

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    Yes. I used it this weekend to find the score for the Denver Broncos game while on a bike ride - very useful!
     
  22. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Time and Temperature!!! Wasn't the number all 4s or something like that?

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    Yeah, I saw Scorsese do it. :D
     
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  24. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    One thing that surprised me is that Siri can't turn wifi on or off, or bluetooth. Seems like something they might have thought of.

    I like being able to dictate text messages, though, and turn my alarm off in one simple step. I'm new to Siri because I just upgraded from the 4, so I'm enjoying exploring.
     
  25. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    haha. You could say the same about Saturdays & college football, at least here in the south. My sister is getting married in October and her fiance had to make sure the date was not a huge rival game or something. :p
     

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