Who's actually using Siri?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattpreston11, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    For real world use?

    Ive had a mess about with it like everyone else, but not really used it yet in the real world.

    I really wanted it to use in my car, but unfortunately I drive a 10 year old clio, so theres a lot of background noise. I basically have to shout for it to make moderate sense when composing a message. I usually just give up after 5 tries..
  2. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    I was using it until it stopped working today....
  3. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
  4. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I've been using Siri a bit. Used it to text, set a timer, set an alarm, etc. And I've just been messing around with it too.
  5. RagnarokRed macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    For what I thought was going to be a novelty feature, I actually have been using it to text people while I'm driving quite a bit the last few days.
  6. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
  7. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    I've used it to for directions, set a reminder, set an alarm, and to find the nearest in-n-out or grocery store.
  8. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Been using it to dictate most of my messages and emails. And also, to set alarms and create calendar events.
  9. darkus macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    To be honest, its fairly worthless. Its good for parlor tricks and not much more.
  10. SRLMJ23 macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    I use it for texts, and what not. It's especially great in the car.
  11. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    used it today to "call my mom" and to set a reminder.
  12. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2007
    Fetcham Surrey UK
    I've been using Siri and it works well for most questions, but if I ask it for something about a local business, for example, where is the nearest pizza restaurant, it always replies that Siri is not able to give information for businesses outside the US and also something about using only the UK voice.
    It works very well for other sorts of questions.
    Is anyone else in the UK having this problem?
    Is there a solution?
  13. jamald macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    Hard to say, I'm still in the honeymoon stage where I'm using it for alot of stuff. I'll have to wait a week to see if I actually use it regularly.
  14. jwilcox09 macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2007
    I use it (her) for send txt, reading txt and setting reminders and calendar appts. Also fun to find the easter eggs
  15. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    I have actually been using Siri, for the things Siri does best. Reminders, alarms (love that I can tell her to wake me up in... and she does the math for when to set the alarm), and some occasional music controls (asking what song this is, or to skip). Being able to ask quickly what events I have on my calendar for random days is quite nice as well. I haven't had much occasion to use the maps very much this weekend, but I think she'll be useful there too, and the Yelp info is nice. Oh, and I do ask her about the weather, specifically the hourly reports. Yeah, I could go into my many weather apps, but it's not as quick.

    Basically whenever something is easier said than done, I just say it. I'm looking forward to Siri having access to more databases and apps, should be interesting how she evolves.
  16. iphonenub macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    Using it for reminders and calendar events mostly and if I already have it up I use it to check my email. Surprised how well it understands my voice. Siri is a huge time saver for me, I hope there are some updates soon that increase the functionality even more.
  17. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    Definitely using it. Was on a road trip. Sent multiple email messages. added a few calendar events. A couple of reminders. Made a few phone calls.
  18. tenshu2k macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2002
    I find I function faster just typing or using the relevant apps, but Siri is definitely fun to play with :).
  19. Bakes7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
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    I use it a lot actually. Mostly in the car but for setting an alarm and reminders, it's speed can't be beat.
  20. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I spent a lot of time in the car yesterday and I found Siri to be freaking awesome and useful. I sent texts, wrote myself a note, and set a few reminders. The reminders location settings worked and I would have actually forgotten what I needed if the app didn't remind me as I was leaving my house.

    Siri and reminders is a great combo- I suspect in a week I will have forgotten how I was living without them.
  21. AnotherBrian macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    I use it

    Works great for me, nice for direction or finding the closest restaurants. Asking Siri homework questions for the kids equals, no need to get up from the football game.
  22. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    I use it when I listen to music. It's great to have the phone in my pocket and just tell it to play something.
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I've been using it and will probably continue using it. The only thing is here in the UK it doesn't support location based services yet unlike the US so it's kind of limited. When those are eventually enabled it will probably get used a lot more.
  24. Gage macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    I've also found Siri very useful. Like a lot of others have said, it's great for setting reminders, alarms, texts, calling and especially while in the car.

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