How often do you use Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-operated personal assistant?

How often do you use Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-operated personal assistant?
It has been four months now since you had the chance to first try Apple's new baby - the Siri voice-controlled personal assistant beta app that launched together with the iPhone 4S.

In the meantime Siri received somewhat of a cult status and we stopped even counting its mentions in the media and the video skits - some positive, some sarcastic, some outright hilarious - in which it appeared. 

Some clips were improvised, like that of Robin Williams, some were prepped to bring attention towards working conditions in China like the one of John Stewart, and some were downright snarky, like Bill Maher's Valentine's Day tips from Siri. There's also the good laughs we get every time a video appears where Siri struggles with thick accents. Not to mention that ever since the iPhone 4S got jailbroken, a number of apps that enhance and build on Siri's capabilities popped up, and they are multiplying by the day. 

All this hubbub fine and dandy, but do people actually use Siri in their daily routine? Now that the dust has settled and the initial excitement is tapering off, we were wondering if you find it indispensable, only use it from time to time, or barely acknowledge it exists on your phone. Sound off in the poll below if you have an iPhone 4S, and tell us how would you like to see Siri develop in its next iterations.

How often do you use Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-operated personal assistant?

I use it almost daily
23.79%
Siri became much more useful for me after the Cydia tweaks
6.25%
I use it every now and then, often just to demonstrate it
29.12%
The touchscreen is enough for me, thanks
40.84%

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54 Comments

1. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

if you don't have an iPhone 4s don't take the poll

5. Gogggo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

You're totally right!

16. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

The only thing worst than an iPhone fanboy is an Android fanboy, you know why? Yes you do. :) ...and so do they.

2. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah I think there should be an option for "I don't have an iPhone (i'm not creative enough)"

12. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

o yea! real creativity in getting an iphone. to me something creative is something not easily thought of. getting an iphone nowadays is like not having the brain power to think past what everyone else is getting. hence, to me getting an iphone is almost 'less creative'.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dude, he was joking. he was making fun of the "barista". we really need a universal sign for sarchasm and jokes that everyone gets, because we keep flaming each other thinking we are serious. lol

27. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Well if it simplifies things you can pretty safely assume i'm always being sarcastic...

39. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

There is. Put /s after the sentence or a few lines down and most people usually understand.

3. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

My nephew has 4S and the only time he used her is to make fun of her. One of the question he asked was where's a nearest toilet and she can't answer it, or when he asked her something and she gave him wrong answers and we all laughed.

10. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

You need to get a life

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Aww, is somebody butthurt that Siri would be made fun of?

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Maybe he's like Raj on Big Bang Theory, where Siri is the closest thing he's ever had to a girlfriend However... If Siri actually looked like the actress who played her in the end scene last week, I'd understand somewhat. Not entirely, but somewhat

50. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When my friend has the 4S he used it to entertain us when we were bored, now?? Siri?? no more Siri cuz we got bored of it :)

4. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

I'm hoping they leave Siri off of the next iPhone. I'm not a geek and don't currently have a iPhone 4S so I don't know the answer to this question, but is it possible to uninstall Siri from the iPhone 4S?

8. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It doesn't hurt to have it on there, if you don't like it then just don't use it.

9. pattypatterson

Posts: 48; Member since: May 28, 2010

Yes when you set up your phone the first time it asks you if you want enable or disable it and you can also change whatever you chose after the fact. This has been an issue for some people because siri is always connected causing not as efficient battery life.

40. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

im pretty sure siri only connects if u ask it too… its not just randomly uploading data… and btw the cydia tweaks make siri godly.. definitely use it a ton now that is does so much

22. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If you're not a geek and certain features would make it complicated, why do you want a smartphone? You may want to consider staying with a flip phone.

25. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

same reason everyone else wants an iPhone, because its an iPhone

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Because there are extraneous features that aren't necessary. My Android phone has tethering capabilities, but I'll never use them. It also has a front-facing video camera, but most of my acquaintances text because we all have different schedules and would rather multitask and reply as a text than set up a time for an uninterruptible video chat/call. It also can post videos directly to YouTube or Twitter, but I don't do that. My car has electrically adjustable seats, but mine never gets adjusted because it's where I want it. It also has seat warmers, but they're useless in the warmer months. If I had an iphone (and I wouldn't, unless I were being paid /really/ well) I wouldn't use siri because I can get a more accurate answer using the dedicated search functions online, or setting up my calendar events (of which I only make maybe 1 or 2 a month) manually, to make sure they're set up exactly how I want them, especially with alerts and noise settings (i.e. silent mode). Until those types of programs are fully refined (siri is still in beta after all) I wouldn't trust them with all those functions just yet

45. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Actually, it saves me time when replying to texts, searching the web, setting a timer, setting an alarm, dialing numbers when my phone is locked, etc. I don't use it for calendar, but that's bc it can't set everything I would want to set (which calendar it goes on, reminder times, etc). But other than that, it saves time in almost everything else.

44. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Settings-General-Siri and toggle it off (tho I don't see why you would want to. I use it almost every day. It's a great timesaver...most of the time. Just don't use it in bad connection areas)

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

voice control etc can be useful in various situations and i will probably start to use voice dictation to compose long messages only when it can understand most languages along with most accents and have an accuracy above 95%...i have tried siri and googles voice dictation etc android works better with my accent and should as its been around much longer.siri i have tried it on my mates 4s and just cant seem to understand me but i love the interface of siri and once siri has nailed understanding all languages and all the different varients of accents i think it will be great but even then chances are will use it too either show off or dictate when am a lone as i personally dont want people to hear what i am messaging etc

46. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

For American accents, Siri is way more accurate than Google Dictation. We did a side by side, simultaneous test with my friends Android phone and my iPhone 4S. Android got most of it wrong every time (it was complete jibberish). Siri got pretty much every single word right. Not sure about other accents, but Siri is much better for American accents

7. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I use Siri to send texts a lot, it's also fun to show at parties and event and it keeps my little cousins entertained.

11. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Great for texting, reminders, common shopping lists.

17. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

a shopping list? i mean come on for texting and calling it's a good feature but shopping lists? has thou world become a world full of thou idiots

23. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Shopping lists have been around for years and years. I use it for that too. Also, that way you don't have to scribble on a piece of paper. Maybe if you didn't have your Mom pick you up an economy size pack of Top Ramen a month while you and your friends play Dungeons & Dragons in the basement THEN you would know what a shopping list is.

26. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

check it out! new troll in town. Must be Taco reincarnated

28. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Sometimes you gotta fight trolling with trolling, bro.

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