Changing Network Connections Silence Apple's Siri

A German publication claims that flaws in iOS cause Siri the virtual assistant to occasionally not respond.

Heise.de reports that Siri may not work if a user changes the type of network connection. Switching from Wi-Fi to 3G/4G or switching between LTE and 3G allowed the staff to reproduce errors and prompt the feature to hang. According to Heise, both iOS5 and iOS6 are affected, and Siri is the only feature on the iPhone that becomes unresponsive when the network connection is changed. Only a reboot of the iPhone can bring Siri back to life.

Apple did not comment on the report and did not confirm that there may be a problem that impacts the functionality of Siri.

 

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  • Bug? It's a feature. Much like holding your phone wrong when making a call or taking a picture now, it just let's you know you are using the wrong network :)
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  • You're holding it wrong!
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  • You're holding it wrong!
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  • Bug? It's a feature. Much like holding your phone wrong when making a call or taking a picture now, it just let's you know you are using the wrong network :)
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  • Siri is super buggy and I never depend on it. When you connected to wifi it works great, in the car, it lags and doesn't work correctly.
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