iOS 15: Siri lost amnesia, assistant no longer remembers basic commands
This is a new bug to add to the iOS 15 list. For reasons still unknown, the voice assistant Siri has mysteriously forgotten some basic commands, such as listening to voice messages or consulting the call history.
Clearly, the beginnings of iOS 15 are painful. Since the launch of the final and stable version of iOS 15 on September 20, 2021, there have been complaints about the many bugs in the latest version of Apple’s operating system. Between the bug of the saturated internal memory, the deletion of photos saved from Message, or even Spotify which melts the battery of iPhone under iOS 15, users do not know where to turn.
As if that weren’t enough, it’s time to Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, to do its own thing. As reported by our colleagues from the MacRumors site, several basic commands have mysteriously disappeared. However, these commands are essential, especially for visually impaired or blind users. They made it possible in particular to consult the last voice messages or to send an email. Here is the list of deleted commands:
- Do I have voicemail messages?
- Listen to my voice messages
- Consult my call history
- Check my recent calls
- Who called me?
- Send an email
- Send an e-mail to “name of the person”
Siri forgets basic commands essential for the blind
On many forums and in particular on AppleVis, the platform dedicated to Apple users with blindness or vision problems, complaints have multiplied. “One of the people I am assisting told me that she can no longer use Siri to send emails from her iPhone 8 with iOS 14. I tried on my iPhone SE with iOS 15.0 and Siri’s response was “Sorry, I can’t help you with that”. Subsequently, I got the same answer on a phone running iOS 12 ″, tells a user on AppleVis.
“Prior to this latest iOS update, if Siri were asked to read a voicemail, Siri would – now Siri simply claims that he couldn’t do it. I’m trying to find a workaround because my father, who is completely blind, relied a lot on this feature ”, explains another user annoyed.
As said above, these commands seem to have disappeared since the deployment of iOS 15, but users still under previous versions of the OS are also unable to use them. It remains to be seen whether this is a bug or a voluntary act of Apple.
Source: Mac Rumors