Is Siri Actually Getting Worse?
I love Apple, been using it solidly since 2009.
We all know Siri isn’t too great. Let’s just be honest here, she could be way better.
However, I used to use Siri for simple on-the-go things if my hands were not free, like currency conversion, finding out weather or simple facts I couldn’t be bothered to Google. Until recently, she always came through for the most part.
Lately though… she’s been kind of abysmal to use. Wondering if I’ve missed an update, or whether I’m just missing something else entirely!
* I tried to convert currency, and she decided to call emergency services
* She cuts me off constantly, I rarely get to finish my question these days
* Lots of ‘I don’t have an answer to that’ or whatever
* Popping up even when I haven’t said ‘Hey Siri’, which is odd
Regarding the currency thing just to clear that up… I am in Hungary, which is ‘112’ for the emergency services. What I actually said to Siri was ‘convert 991 Forints into Sterling’, to which she replied ‘calling Emergency Services’. Thank god it had a countdown before dialling so I could slam the cancel button. My lord, the panic lol.
Now, I know that if you dial 999 or 911 no matter where you are, it will go through to local emergency services, but I didn’t say dial or call or anything. It was odd.