I have my parents in my contacts as “Mom & Dad”. I’ve never been able to say “Call Mom”, I always have to say “call mom and dad home” but it hasn’t worked for the last few months. I am guessing that Siri is not recognizing the “&” anymore.
I’m also having random issues when wearing headphones. I can never say send a text to John because it wants the phone unlocked. I can however say “reply to John” and 9 times out of 10 that works, but the 10th time it wants the phone unlocked.
Siri gets older, and, at least for me, more intrusive, but NOT much more intelligent. I’m an old guy, so I wear hearing aids that supposedly are intelligent (tap your non-dominant ear once and they’ll do one thing; tap twice for another, press for a third response.
Problem is, most of what I do is absent-minded scratching, and that summons Siri to some HILARIOUS private intrusions (my ears only) into public conversations.
Thanks for the follow-up. That confirms my conjecture about ambiguousness. I see this is as an example of Siri getting smarter, not dumber. But if you want to avoid this in the future, now you know why it’s tripping things up.