Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Siri and Bluetooth

Today I found that your iPhone + Siri through your car's Bluetooth works fairly well. To get it to work:

  1. Pair your iPhone with your car's Bluetooth.
  2. While iPhone is connected via Bluetooth, hold down home button to activate Siri.
  3. Talk to Siri through Bluetooth. She'll respond back over Bluetooth.
There are a few issues with this:
  • The first time you press the home button and Siri beeps, it doesn't seem to work--I've had to press it a second time for her to start listening.
  • Obviously this isn't an ideal solution; it's not hands-free. You still have to press the home-button on your iPhone, but at least you don't have to look at the screen to do so.
  • Many of Siri's answers are visual which means you do have to look at the screen. For instance, I asked Siri to read my email, and she said "sorry, I can't do that yet."
Leave comments here with your experience...

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