Everything new with Siri in iOS 12

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  • Reply 21 of 29
    cgWerks said:
    I wonder if I can use Siri Shortcuts to get Siri to answer a phone call while driving or start one of my playlists, so I don't have to pull over?

    But, the most useful thing, I suppose, will be to get it to bring up Photos Memories, so I can see my award winning photo of a hair-product bottle.
    I've never tried having Siri answer a call, while driving or not.  In the car I just push a button on the steering wheel to answer incoming calls.  I also use Siri to play specific playlists all the time.

    It is odd how the occasional completely unrelated photo shows up in Memories.  I remember one that was a nice montage of vacation photos and right in the middle of it was a photo I had downloaded of a Jeep Grand Cherokee (I think) on fire with a caption mentioning Galaxy batteries.  I'm not sure the marketing about Memories pulling just the moments that are special to you is particularly accurate.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 29
    glynhglynh Posts: 132member
    • Ask Siri to show your passwords 

      Asking for the password for a specific application or service will open up the Settings application and show the relevant section containing passwords.

    Have I missed the point here? Isn’t this a huge security hole?

    I mean Siri is not multi-voice/multi-account aware (now that would be a feature worth having) so could someone just pick up my iDevice and say “Show me the password for ‘specific application/service’” and the relevant section showing passwords would be displayed?

    cgWerks
  • Reply 23 of 29
    kimberlykimberly Posts: 212member
    Far out.  Currently 22 total comments with 13 highly critical, 2 positive (not including the Apple troll Nunzy) and the rest non-committal.  The sample group is tiny I guess but a damning cross section particularly given AI is the forum. 
    nunzy
  • Reply 24 of 29
    I agree: unless Siri can handle SIMPLE follow-up questions (retain context), it's way too annoying to bother. For years now Siri keeps misspelling my wife's name too. I must have typed (and corrected!) it 200+ times in messages, emails, etc. Nope, doesn't take that into account. Keeps spelling it wrong when I dictate. Sometimes I really wonder if anyone at Apple is using their own technology...? They are all too busy counting the money they make on overpriced products. Don't get me wrong, I love Apple. I have run on Apple for 30 years and I'm not planning on switching anytime soon. But this is getting ridiculous. If I pay such hefty sums for their stuff, I expect the best, nothing short.
    edited August 2018 patchythepirate
  • Reply 25 of 29
    mike1mike1 Posts: 1,871member
    Will Siri now be able to schedule commands for HomeKit enabled devices? For example, Turn on the living room air conditioner at 3:00.
  • Reply 26 of 29
    chasm said:
    The one area where I wish Siri could match Google assistant is in the question "what time does (business) on (street) close tonight?"
    I just tried this. I used “Hey, Siri” and asked what time a local restaurant closes tonight. The response I received gave me the restaurant name, address and hours, so “...is open from 9 am to 9:30 pm today.”

    Is that different from what you are looking for?

    Edit: when I asked for the closing time of a 99 Restaurant in a specified town Siri presented me with a list of 7 “near me”. The one I had requested was the first in the list even though it wasn’t the closest to me. When I tapped it Siri gave me the hours for today. When I modified my request using the street instead of the town the same thing happened but the list was down to 5, my request still the first option. 

    edited August 2018
  • Reply 27 of 29
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 7,327member
    entropys said:
    Is Siri Shortcuts a necessary work around because Siri is too stupid to understand a simple instruction without having it wired in? Discuss
    No. EOD
  • Reply 28 of 29
    cgWerkscgWerks Posts: 2,092member
    ihatescreennames said:
    I've never tried having Siri answer a call, while driving or not.  In the car I just push a button on the steering wheel to answer incoming calls.  I also use Siri to play specific playlists all the time.
    Siri should probably work w/o CarPlay or special buttons, though. Isn't the idea to make smartphones hands-free?

    Yeah, I wish I could get it to play a playlist, but it just tells me it can't because I don't have cellular data enabled (which I do)... and going directly to Music and pushing play (when I pull over) works just fine.

    entropys said:
    Is Siri Shortcuts a necessary work around because Siri is too stupid to understand a simple instruction without having it wired in? Discuss
    No. EOD
    That is my guess. AI pretty much sucks, so they are going a more sure route. If you setup a Shortcut and associate it with a command, you get guaranteed results, not broken skip logic.
  • Reply 29 of 29
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,191member
    Siri has a much smaller capability envelop than any other voice assistant. But within that envelope, it's very capable, and I use it daily, both on my Watch and iPhone. I look forward to getting a HomePod so I Siri is as convenient Alexa, however limited Siri is.

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