Why Hey Siri Doesn’t Work on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: How to Fix Guide

Would you like to know why Hey Siri isn’t working on your brand new iPhone 6s? A lot of new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users wonder what the reasons are for Hey Siri disabled feature which should be working on iOS 9 and the latest generation Apple handset.

Everything is very simple. You will be surprised at how to enable Hey Siri on iPhone 6s when it suddenly stops working. The issue isn’t with your iOS 9 or phone itself. The problem is caused by another option Apple introduced this year. We are talking about the Facedown Detection that is designed to preserve your battery life.

Why Hey Siri Isn't Working on iPhone 6s

Why Hey Siri Doesn’t Work on iPhone 6s

So, the issue is caused by face down option. When you are using iOS 9 Facedown feature on your iPhone 6s it automatically disables Hey Siri on your handset. This option makes the screen stop lighting when you get SMS messages and phone calls. It also prevents Hey Siri from working in order to give you more battery life.

The Hey Siri option on iOS 9 should be always on [here are direct links to iOS 9 ipsw files]. Still it is not always working and the issue isn’t connected with you being connected or disconnected from the power source. It’s just the exception that exists and you can’t do much about it right now.

You can surely turn off your Facedown option on your handset by using iOS 9 tips and tricks and stop preserving your battery life. This way you’ll have Hey Siri working all the time for you on iPhone 6s or 6s Plus model. It’s up to you which option is more important to be used.

You can also simply not place your iPhone facedown and this way you don’t need to disable anything. Just turn your handset faceup whenever you wish Hey Siri to work. This could be a great solution to many of us.

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iOS 8.3 Release to Add ‘Hey Siri’ Option for Hands-Free Calls

iOS 8.3 release date to bring a lot of new interesting features to all iDevices supported by this version of Apple mobile firmware. We’ve mentioned some biggest iOS 8.3 issues and options before, and now it’s time to talk about Siri, personal assistant, which has become very important to ‘fruit’ device users.

The Cupertino-based company will introduce iOS 8.3 Siri option that awakes this personal assistant with phrase ‘Hey Siri’ to use the smartphone or tablet hands-free. Once awoken, the assistant can make phone calls or direct calls to your speakerphone.

This same feature works in iOS 8.2 but it offers you a web search option when you invoke it this way.

How will the iOS 8.3 Siri hands free feature work? You will say ‘Hey Siri call LetsUnlockiPhone on speaker’ and your iPhone’s assistant will place this phone call without the need to click / tap on the speaker button. The person you are calling will be heard in the speaker automatically. The same option can let you check emails and do other things. This new feature has its drawbacks. In order to use updated Siri option on iOS 8.3 you will have to first connect the iPhone or iPad to a power source otherwise it won’t invoke the assistant.

Siri will also get the support for different languages in the next firmware update, including Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Thai, Portuguese, Swedish and English for New Zealand and India.

It is not known for sure when Apple releases firmware update. The latest one available was iOS 8.3 beta 3 which can be downloaded without a dev account through direct links and tested on your iDevice if you are not afraid to risk as this beta has tons of bugs.

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What Is New in the Full iOS 8 Features Review?

The iOS 8 is the real discovery for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users and you can install iOS 8 here right now. And it is Apple’s biggest update to iOS ever. It was represented with huge amount of new features. In these two articles we will look through full iOS 8 features list.

If you are interested in new Apple device compare iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features and specifications.

Interactive Notifications

With the help of the iOS 8 developers add custom actions to notifications like reply for messages, archive or trash for mails, decline/accept for calendar invites and so on. This is for real very useful application when you have to answer very fast to a message without leaving the current app. Or when you like a Facebook comment.

Interactive Notifications

Hey Siri

When you device is plugged in, by simply saying “Hey Siri” you can activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad handsfree .It is very helpful for those who are driving at that time and want to ask Siri for something, but don’t want to take eyes off the road.


QuickType

The QuickType a new predictive typing system that iOS 8 includes. As soon as you start typing on the iOS Keyboard, system will offer three recommended words or phrases you’d probably type next. As Apple says that the suppositions will be made based on your past dialogues and  your writing style. It will also exploit the casual style you might use while sending text messages and the more formal language that you tend to use while sending an email.

quicktype

AirDrop on Mac and iOS

AirDrop finally works across Mac and iOS. You’ll be able to send photos, videos, links and files from your iPhone or iPad to Mac, and vice versa.

AirDrop on Mac and iOS

SMS and Phone calls on iPad and Mac

You’ll be able to make and receive phone calls on your Mac and iPad with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. As long as your iPhone signed into the same iCloud account and is nearby your Mac or iPad. When a call comes in, your Mac pops up a notification with the caller’s name, number and photo. Of course along with the option to answer or decline. The notification also shows you that the call is coming via your iPhone. SMS  has got a similar feature from the Apple too, where you could send and receive SMSes on your Mac and iPad.

SMS and Phone calls on iPad and Mac

Widgets

Widgets is the feature that we had long been waiting for. Widgets will be available in the Today tab in Notification Center and on the lock screen. Apple added a number of widgets, including eBay, for viewing wish list items and bids and SportsCenter for viewing scores and headlines.

Widgets

Handoff

A new feature in iOS 8 and Mac that lets developers enable users to transition from iOS to Mac, and vice-versa, is Handoff. It detects your devices in proximity. And as long as they’re signed into the same iCloud account, it lets them talk to each other. So you can pick up the same Numbers document you were working on your Mac, on your iPad, by just sliding up the Numbers icon on the lock screen.

HandoffCustom Keyboards

Now with the help of iOS 8 third-party developers can  replace the built-in keyboard with their own keyboard using system-wide. A lot of popular keyboard makers like Swype, SwiftKey, Flesky and TouchPal claime that they had  iOS 8 keyboards available on launch day.

Custom Keyboards

Tab view in Safari for iPad

iOS 8 brings the Tab view to Safari on the iPad. The Tab view on Safari is more organized, as tabs from the same site are grouped together. And the tabs open on your other devices are nicely arranged below the tabs.

You can switch to the new Safari tab view with a two or three-finger pinch gesture as you can see in the video below, which is quite cool.

Smart Editing

The developers have also improved the editing features. They added smart adjustments to fix light and color using a simple slider. After you’ve clicked the photo you can also straighten it and adjust the crop. There’s a circular dial that lets you further adjust the degree of rotation. Don’t worry because all edits you make are synced to all your iDevices with iCloud.

Smart Editing

Photo Search

Apple has finally added a search button to the Photos app with iOS 8. Just tap on it and find photos based on date, time, location, or album name. You also get suggestions as you type, as well as recent searches, so that you can easy find what you’re looking for as soon as possible.

Photo Search

Share Extensions

With iOS 8, the sharing system became more neoteric. Apple let app developers provide their own sharing options in other apps. So instead of an app developer integrated Pinterest in their own app.As the result Pinterest itself could tell iOS to show the Pinterest share option where ever a photo is to be shared.

Share Extensions

Family Sharing

iOS 8 introduces a new feature called Family Sharing. Which lets members of a same family without having to pay for separate downloads share apps between each other.

family-sharing

Photo Editing

The iOS 8 developers let you access your favorite app’s photo or video editing interface. You can make changes and save the edited photo. And it is all without leaving the Photos app. In the future Apple will set Instagram, VSCO cam or Aviary could have their own interface pop up within the Photos app. And you will have a chance to apply your favorite filters and presets without jumping through multiple apps.

Photo Editing

Action Extensions

An action extension has huge power. It “helps users view or transform content within the context of another app.” The action extension Apple demoed was Bing’s translator. It could translate selected text in Safari into a different language. Working on the same data with multiple apps was certainly possible but hard in earlier iOS versions.

Action Extensions

iCloud Drive

A new iCloud feature is iCloud Drive. It lets use iCloud as a Google or Dropbox Drive alternative. It exists as a single folder on iOS and Mac devices. In this folder all files and subfolders are synced. You can use iCloud Drive to work on a single document ,without creating any unnecessary copies, across different iOS apps.

iCloud Drive

Document Provider

Apple made it much easier to deal with files across multiple apps. Services like Dropbox, Google Drive etc. can now define themselves as “Storage Providers”. So now it is very easy work on a single file from multiple apps without creating unnecessary copies. Because that apps that deal with files can store and retrieve files stored in these services without any hassles.

Document Provider

Touch ID in third-party apps

With the help of the iOS 8 Touch ID is becoming even more useful. Because app developers will be able to let users log in to their own services with their fingerprints. It means that it will be much more convenient than typing your username and password each time you log in.

Touch ID in third-party apps
Safari saved passwords available in native apps

The Safari saved password database is synced across your iPhone, iPad and Mac. That’s why third party apps can now access saved passwords and other AutoFill info from Safari as long as both of them point to the same domain. This will make it a lot easier to login to native apps. One more addition is that apps can also add passwords to Safari’s AutoFill info. So that the same credentials get reflected across all your devices.

Scan Credit Card to autofill payment info

You don’t have to go through the hassle of entering number of credit card manually. Because In iOS 8, Safari includes a new feature that will allow users to scan a credit card with their iPhone or iPad’s camera. This feature is also used to add a credit card or debit card to Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system.

Siri’s Shazam song recognition

Usage the  Shazam or Soundhound for identification what song is playing by letting the app record a portion of the song. Now this functionality is built into Siri. You can simply ask Siri “What song is this?”. And the system starts listening to get a sample of the song. When the song is recognised. The Siri shows a button to open the Shazam app for more info and  a link to buy the song.

Time Lapse mode in Camera

iOS 8 adds to the Camera app a new Time Lapse video mode. Time lapse photography is a technique where photos are clicked with long time intervals between them. So that the sequence appears to “lapse”, when played together at a normal frame rate.

Per app Battery usage

OS X Mavericks added a really useful feature that let you zero down on apps that were consuming significant energy. iOS 8 add a similar option to let you see battery usage by app. The result is that the next time you see an unusual battery drop, you know who to blame.

Battery-Usage-in-iOS-8

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iOS 7 iPhone 5S / 5C Tips and Tricks: How to Use Secrets

Have you not purchased the latest iPhone 5c and 5S models from Apple? Do you plan on getting this smartphone for Christmas? This post is designed to help you make your decision as it covers how to use iOS 7 guide useful for customers who haven’t tried this firmware yet.

If you have an older iPhone model [4 / 4S / 5] you can download and install iOS 7.0.3 for example, and get most of these features at once. However, keep in mind that some options are available for users with the newest devices only.

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iOS 6.1 Features List for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The new version of Apple firmware released for its mobile devices has a lot of new features in iOS 6 then the company released iOS 6.1 beta. But for now they can be tested by developers mostly, and you can also learn more about following iOS 6.1 features and imagine how much you might like the inventions and improvements that the Cupertino-based company will introduce to public in the future.

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How to Buy Tickets Using Siri on iOS 6.1

You will like new iOS 6.1 Siri features a lot since you will be able to buy tickets using Siri once the new operating system becomes public. For now these options are mostly available to iOS developers, even though ordinary iOS users can also get the beta version of iOS 6.1 and test it on their handsets and tablets [Read our article on how to install iOS 6.1 beta 1 without a developer’s account].

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Find Out What Features iOS 6 Will Have After Launch | List

Where you can find iOS 6 release features except geo-location.site. Here I wrote a full list of iOS 6 options. When I was watching Apple event I noted all features which was shown and described by Apple representative. After, I began to write this list for you.

After reading this post you will probably want to update your device to iOS 6 and use all its features. But keep in mind my advice – first check what iOS 6 baseband will be on your iPhone after update.

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WSS – the World's Only Siri Search Engine

We’ve already told you about WordJelly jailbreak tweak that brings free Siri to iOS and its features and today we’re proud to introduce the new tweak from those developers – WordJelly’s Siri Search Engine or WSS. It’s really helpful for everyone who wants to set a search in the web. Now you can just ask Siri and click the link underneath. Obviously you have to use the Siri proxy which WordJelly service will provide you.

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What is Better Google Now or Siri? | Video

Few days ago we wrote an article including video battle where you can see that Google Now is better Siri, but many users continued to prove that Siri is preferable. According to this I decided to show you another proof that will put everything in its place.

Here is a video that demonstrates that Google Now is better Siri for couple of reasons. Don’t think that I’m Google fan or something. I just show you facts and you decide what voice assistant is more preferable for you. You can also read my 10 reasons that Chrome is better Safari and there are also just facts.

Google Now is a part of Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and it is predicted to be better than Siri on iPhone 4S and here are some four big proofs below:

  • Google Now understands all asked questions
  • Google Now answers the questions correctly by 86%
  • Siri answers on 62% of questions correctly in noisy places and on 68% in a quiet places
  • Siri understands 83% of questions correctly in noisy places and on 89% in a quiet places

It is a small part of test results and I’m not talking about speed. Because you may notice that Google Now acts more speedily than Apple voice assistant and that is another proof that makes Google Now to be better Siri voice assistant.

Watch the video below where Galaxy Nexus’ user put 47 questions and  to Google voice assistant and it answers without stops:

Now you can see that I’m right and Goole now is really better than Siri. And once again you can notice that the speed of answering question is much higher than in Siri. And I have an explanation to this. Google voice assistant doesn’t send data to Google server after every question or answer because Jelly Bean has all data for voice recognition built right into OS.

However don’t forget that Apple are preparing to launch iOS 6 this fall with updated Siri for iPhone 4S. Don’t forget that iOS 6 is not iOS 5.1.2 or else. It is new generation of Apple OS and it has to be more powerful and much speedier than its predecessors where Siri is not exception. And no matter that Google and Sumsung unite against Apple because it is not the end of battle.

As I say above I’m not Google fan and I just show you fact. And it would be very interesting for me and our reader to hear your opinion about this. So use comment section below and answer the question: Is Google Now Better Siri or not?

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LG Quick Voice Siri Competitor

LG has announced the launch of a virtual assistant Quick Voice, which was a response to the emergence of Apple’s Siri and Samsung S Voice by the Korean manufacturer. LG’s voice assistant is based on the same principles as Siri or S-Voice and speech recognition is based on the input and management of natural language.

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