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dianed143@comcast.net
I’ve been using Siri a bit more since (I believe) lbutlr told me I should in the car.

Couple of complaints: Every now and then she’ll say I need to unlock my phone to continue. The reason i’m suing her is because I can’t touch the phone. Why is this? I don’t have the driving feature turned on and it happens while sitting in the house too.

Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.

I swear I had another issue but I can’t think of it now.

She’d be more useful if she could put away clothes or clean the bathroom honestly.

Diane


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Re: Siri

Ray Kloss


> On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I’ve been using Siri a bit more since (I believe) lbutlr told me I should in the car.
>
> Couple of complaints: Every now and then she’ll say I need to unlock my phone to continue. The reason i’m suing her is because I can’t touch the phone. Why is this? I don’t have the driving feature turned on and it happens while sitting in the house too.
>
> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.

Look under Settings > Siri and make sure the Allow Siri When Locked is green (on). Also go down below and make surety Contacts app allows Siri use.

This is a security feature that people can’t dial your phone on voice command.


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Re: Siri

dianed143@comcast.net

> On Oct 29, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>
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>> On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I’ve been using Siri a bit more since (I believe) lbutlr told me I should in the car.
>>
>> Couple of complaints: Every now and then she’ll say I need to unlock my phone to continue. The reason i’m suing her is because I can’t touch the phone. Why is this? I don’t have the driving feature turned on and it happens while sitting in the house too.
>>
>> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.
>
> Look under Settings > Siri and make sure the Allow Siri When Locked is green (on). Also go down below and make surety Contacts app allows Siri use.
>
> This is a security feature that people can’t dial your phone on voice command.


Yes, they are all on.

I remembered my other issue.

When I ask her to send a text to someone, I talk and cannot even pause for an instant else she will say it’s ready to send. If I use the microphone to do speech-to-text I don’t have this problem. Basically I can only do quick one liners with no punctuation if I use Siri. Is that normal?

Diane


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Re: Siri

Lynne Adema-2
Perhaps if you think about exactly what you want to say before you
engage SIRI. You are right, she doesn't give you a lot of time.

I would like her to cook me dinner. *smile*


On 10/29/2017 5:52 PM, Diane wrote:

>> On Oct 29, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Oct 29, 2017, at 4:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I’ve been using Siri a bit more since (I believe) lbutlr told me I should in the car.
>>>
>>> Couple of complaints: Every now and then she’ll say I need to unlock my phone to continue. The reason i’m suing her is because I can’t touch the phone. Why is this? I don’t have the driving feature turned on and it happens while sitting in the house too.
>>>
>>> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.
>> Look under Settings > Siri and make sure the Allow Siri When Locked is green (on). Also go down below and make surety Contacts app allows Siri use.
>>
>> This is a security feature that people can’t dial your phone on voice command.
>
> Yes, they are all on.
>
> I remembered my other issue.
>
> When I ask her to send a text to someone, I talk and cannot even pause for an instant else she will say it’s ready to send. If I use the microphone to do speech-to-text I don’t have this problem. Basically I can only do quick one liners with no punctuation if I use Siri. Is that normal?
>
> Diane
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Re: Siri

dianed143@comcast.net

> On Oct 29, 2017, at 11:05 PM, Lynne Adema <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Perhaps if you think about exactly what you want to say before you engage SIRI. You are right, she doesn't give you a lot of time.
>
> I would like her to cook me dinner. *smile*
>

I actually know exactly what I want to say and it’s not much. I talk fast as it is but this is crazy.

I’d love for her to clean my bathroom - and the dust bunnies!

Diane




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Re: Siri

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On Oct 29, 2017, at 3:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.

I've never used that phrase, but "take me to Bob's house" and "Give me directions to Mike's work" always work for me.

I just tried it with "How far is it to Johns work" and Siri said "It looks like John's work is 7 miles away as the crow flies."

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Re: Siri

Alexander Forbes


On Oct 30, 2017, at 7:57 AM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:

I just tried it with "How far is it to Johns work" and Siri said "It looks like John's work is 7 miles away as the crow flies.”

A week ago I thought I had a Siri volume problem, so I said “Hey Siri, say something.” 

She recited a clever proverb, contents of which I now forget.

Just now I asked her,

“How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” :-)

Siri: "It depends on whether you are talking about African or European wood."




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Re: Siri

dianed143@comcast.net
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> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:57 AM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Oct 29, 2017, at 3:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.
>
> I've never used that phrase, but "take me to Bob's house" and "Give me directions to Mike's work" always work for me.
>
> I just tried it with "How far is it to Johns work" and Siri said "It looks like John's work is 7 miles away as the crow flies.”

I have just tried it again, from the couch.

She made me unlock the phone first, which of course I don’t want to do if I’m driving!

But this time she gave me the correct answer.

The reason I was trying to see last time was because I was leaving a job to meet my SO and I want to text him how long it would take me to get there. I didn’t need directions, just wanted to confirm the time.

I think I need a SIRI book. :-/

Diane




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Re: Siri

Mike Noonan-2
I’ve had good results with “guide me to …” for mapping a route.


On Oct 30, 2017, at 9:06 AM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:


> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:57 AM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Oct 29, 2017, at 3:41 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Yesterday I was driving and asked “How far to so and so’s house”. She first asked me to unlock the phone, then said I wasn’t navigating anywhere, so nothing! That to me was a fairly basic request.
>
> I've never used that phrase, but "take me to Bob's house" and "Give me directions to Mike's work" always work for me.
>
> I just tried it with "How far is it to Johns work" and Siri said "It looks like John's work is 7 miles away as the crow flies.”

I have just tried it again, from the couch.

She made me unlock the phone first, which of course I don’t want to do if I’m driving!

But this time she gave me the correct answer.

The reason I was trying to see last time was because I was leaving a job to meet my SO and I want to text him how long it would take me to get there. I didn’t need directions, just wanted to confirm the time.

I think I need a SIRI book. :-/

Diane




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Re: Siri

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On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:06 AM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
> She made me unlock the phone first, which of course I don’t want to do if I’m driving!

This appears to have changed in iOS 11. Before, you were able to get directions when the phone was locked and the map directions would be displayed on the lock screen, but at least on 11.2b this is not the case.

I normally launch maps on my phone if I am going to be using the directions, and this seems to keep the phone in a state where it will let you get directions.

I've filed a bug report on this.

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Re: Siri

dianed143@comcast.net

> On Oct 31, 2017, at 5:30 AM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:06 AM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> She made me unlock the phone first, which of course I don’t want to do if I’m driving!
>
> This appears to have changed in iOS 11. Before, you were able to get directions when the phone was locked and the map directions would be displayed on the lock screen, but at least on 11.2b this is not the case.
>
> I normally launch maps on my phone if I am going to be using the directions, and this seems to keep the phone in a state where it will let you get directions.
>
> I've filed a bug report on this.


How do you file a bug report for iOS? I looked when 11 first came out and couldn’t find it.

It’s really sporadic! Last night in the same trip I was able to send a text. The next time I asked to reply to an incoming text, she says I have to unlock the phone which cannot be done on a dark backroad!

Remember I complained about the phone turning with music playing off while the phone was plugged in? But Maps didn’t?

I was wrong! It does always turn off with music, but it also sometimes turns off with Maps! Sure, it pops back up if it gives you a direction but otherwise the phone is off.

Last weekend I did a 2:20 drive and it was on the entire way, even the highway with 90 miles until the next instruction. This week, on the backroads, it keeps shutting the phone off.

Diane


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Re: Siri

Al Varnell
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 05:32 AM, Diane wrote:
On Oct 31, 2017, at 5:30 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:06 AM, Diane wrote:
She made me unlock the phone first, which of course I don’t want to do if I’m driving!

This appears to have changed in iOS 11. Before, you were able to get directions when the phone was locked and the map directions would be displayed on the lock screen, but at least on 11.2b this is not the case.

I normally launch maps on my phone if I am going to be using the directions, and this seems to keep the phone in a state where it will let you get directions.

I've filed a bug report on this.

How do you file a bug report for iOS? I looked when 11 first came out and couldn’t find it.

It’s really sporadic! Last night in the same trip I was able to send a text. The next time I asked to reply to an incoming text, she says I have to unlock the phone which cannot be done on a dark backroad!

Remember I complained about the phone turning with music playing off while the phone was plugged in? But Maps didn’t?

I was wrong! It does always turn off with music, but it also sometimes turns off with Maps! Sure, it pops back up if it gives you a direction but otherwise the phone is off.

Last weekend I did a 2:20 drive and it was on the entire way, even the highway with 90 miles until the next instruction. This week, on the backroads, it keeps shutting the phone off.

Diane

If you have an Apple ID associated with a developer account, then you would report it to <https://bugreport.apple.com/web/>

But for everybody else there is the iPhone feedback site <https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html>.

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Re: Siri

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On Oct 31, 2017, at 23:44, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 05:32 AM, Diane wrote:.
How do you file a bug report for iOS? I looked when 11 first came out and couldn’t find it.

If you have an Apple ID associated with a developer account, then you would report it to <https://bugreport.apple.com/web/>

But for everybody else there is the iPhone feedback site <https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html>.

Also, if you’re running a beta, you’ll have access to the Feedback application.

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Re: Siri

dianed143@comcast.net
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On Nov 1, 2017, at 1:44 AM, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

If you have an Apple ID associated with a developer account, then you would report it to <https://bugreport.apple.com/web/>

But for everybody else there is the iPhone feedback site <https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html>.

No developer account but had not seen the feedback site - thanks!

Diane



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