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  1. Charles
    October 14, 2014

    That is all well and good but they need to make one big change.
    For people like me that find themselves in a area where there is no cell network and no wifi.

    IF the net is not available then Sri needs to go to a basic operation mode of voice control.
    And not totally un available.

  2. MeD8R
    October 14, 2014

    Any idea why Apple requires that you be plugged into a power source?

    • ddevito
      October 14, 2014

      It will drain the battery otherwise. iPhone hardware isn’t well enough equipped for this type of functionality. The Android based Moto X has this capability and it’s fantastic.

      • Kr00
        October 15, 2014

        Heads up everyone, one of the biggest fandroid trolls has just hit this site

        I see you troll these pages too now. You can’t help yourself. How many Apple forums do you troll these days 10-20? What sad sad excuse for life you are. Now you’ve been caught out here, just get on your bike before you get banned like you have from all the others.

        FYI, android battery life sucks because they can set realistic limitations, like always listening out for a infrequent command.

        Bye bye Danny.

      • Brooklyn Bob
        October 15, 2014


  3. Kenneth Mortimer
    October 14, 2014

    Why cannot I find Siri on my iPhone4S?

    • mickssy
      October 15, 2014

      Check the model number on the back of your and then here to ensure it is a 4s http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939 Also make you have the most upto date iOS on your phone and also check in “settings, general, restrictions

  4. Khaled
    October 14, 2014

    is there any way to clear catch from apps in iPhone? its too annoying to see an app takes 500M from the storage ):


  5. Harry
    October 14, 2014

    You can access this feature while not the phone is not plugged in to power by holding the home button and ignore Siri when it first starts. From then on, you can “Hey Siri” and send commands/requests. Useful when in the car and need to do a few tasks like check messages and email.

  6. Graham
    October 15, 2014

    This has been freaking me out!!

    Lying in bed. No one taking, wife asleep and Siri starts talking back to me searching for things!

    I turned that sh*t off quickly! lol


    • Paul
      October 15, 2014

      Funny you mention that, I had a similar experience yesterday with Siri suddenly talking out of the blue, entirely unsolicited and unsummoned. Just made a statement, and a very peculiar one. Not sure if that’s a joke from Apple or what, but it is a bit weird.

  7. Richard
    October 15, 2014

    Does this mean if I walk into an office full of “Hey Siri” activated iPhones and announce in a loud voice “Hey Siri phone home” that there are going to be a lots of confused people?

    • Greg
      October 15, 2014

      OR… Great fun at the airport with the wall wart crew!

  8. Kingsford
    October 15, 2014

    Totally useless feature! I only charge my phone when I go to bed. Can’t use it if I’m not awake.

  9. Bhubha
    October 15, 2014

    Useless! Useless! Useless!

    How much time do you spend plugged in to a power source?

    And, its tendency to just start talking for no reason IS really annoying.

    I would not brag about this feature!

    • Mag66
      October 15, 2014

      Did you even read any of the posts above yours?

      The only thing useless is your post.. and it’s inaccurate information….

      Per Harry’s post…..

      You can access this feature while not the phone is not plugged in to power by holding the home button and ignore Siri when it first starts. From then on, you can “Hey Siri” and send commands/requests. Useful when in the car and need to do a few tasks like check messages and email.

      Plus, as it also works on an iPad as well as iPhone.. when I’m working on something else at home or in the office, plugging my iOS device into it’s Power Supply (or an external Battery recharger…) is fairly normal behavior…. and so then Hey Siri does become pretty useful….

      However, the obvious reason why it’s best to use it when on charge is because then it won’t go off accidentally and unexpectedly when in your pocket or in a meeting when someone says something that sounds like Hey Siri….. or any of the other myriad of possibilities!

  10. choiceweb
    October 15, 2014

    I think it’s a great feature and like most features, it’s one you can turn off. I like it best for driving though could imagine it useful elsewhere.

  11. Pitmonster
    October 18, 2014

    FYI if you have a phone case with a built-in battery, then this will power the phone and allow you to use “Hey Siri” when you aren’t using a wall charger.
    Which means you can use this feature *anywhere*

    It’s not strictly true to say that Hey Siri only works when your device is plugged in, it’s more correct to say that Hey Siri will work whenever there is power going into your device’s Lightning connector – whatever that power source may be.

    Is suspect that the external battery packs will work in the same way too.

  12. cpg23
    October 18, 2014

    While listening to a podcast (via speaker) with iP5 recharging, Siri spontaneously activated twice and offered to help. It was after the 2nd occurrence that I realized the announcer had said “…this series…” on both occasions. Pretty funny I thought.

  13. maddoxmusic
    October 30, 2014

    It is never 70 degrees and sunny here in San Francisco.

  14. Mike
    November 5, 2014

    But it isn’t really, truly a hands-free experience for phone calls, is it? This because with all of the engineering teams, focus groups, case studies, field testing, market research, analysts, functionality consultants, developers, scientists and just general geniuses at Apple, they STILL can’t figure out how to allow SIRI to make a phone call using the speakerphone feature!

  15. Jackson Miles
    January 21, 2015

    And if you jailbreak your device, there is a tweak you can install that allows you to set “Hey Siri” to work without the device having to be charging, and it doesn’t take up as much battery as you would think, I haven’t noticed a difference

  16. Thomas
    March 12, 2015

    This function unfortunately does not include a function to hang up phone calls “hands free” which is a pain for disabled people who can’t use their hands anymore…

    Though I thought, Apple is a company who cares about handicapped people and makes everything possible for them…

    … not in this case.

  17. Paul
    April 26, 2015

    Sounds like apple trying to keep pace with google. Unless you have a moto x which is optimised within its processor to have all mics listening and siping as little juice as possible, the battery on your iphone is going to die very quickly, just like androids always listening.

  18. Donald
    November 13, 2015

    Hey seri

  19. Bob C Blevins
    May 5, 2016

    Done all the steps to activate Hands Free Siri. I say Hi Seri and it dissent recognize the command.

  20. Tammy
    August 3, 2016

    I was just lying in bed and all of a sudden Siri says hi and I picked up my phone and it said I was sharing with someone and it was a weird weird name what could that be it’s got me kind of freaked out just saying

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