Siri can't answer the iPhone?

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Stephen Hart
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Siri can't answer the iPhone?

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:21 am

I've researched this a bit, and thought I'd throw it open to the SMUG brain trust.

I listen to podcasts, iTunes U, audiobooks and now, occasionally, iTunes Radio while driving.
My iPhone is sitting on a nonslip pad on the center console, and for my car, needs to be physically plugged in to the Aux input on the radio.

If I get a phone call, apparently, I can't summon Siri with the Home button and say something like "Answer with Speakerphone."
I tested this at home once, and could not summon Siri with the Home button when the iPhone was ringing.

This seems like a safe method of using the phone while driving, so it's hard to understand why Apple wouldn't include it in Siri's bag of tricks.

I suppose I could establish a workaround of asking Siri to send a text message to the last caller. I haven't tried that. Also doing that hands free might require several steps so you don't inadvertently send the message to the wrong person.

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Re: Siri can't answer the iPhone?

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm

Is it because Verizon iPhone won't do simultaneous voice and data?
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Re: Siri can't answer the iPhone?

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:32 pm

You could change Settings>general>accessibility>incoming calls and set it to Speaker while driving.
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Re: Siri can't answer the iPhone?

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:11 pm

Jay Cline wrote:You could change Settings>general>accessibility>incoming calls and set it to Speaker while driving.
Interesting idea, but that's all or none.
You may be right about the Verizon data vs voice concept.
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