87% of iPhone 4S Owners Use Siri Each Month

Apple has been prominently featuring Siri, the voice recognition feature, in its iPhone 4S advertising. And, for a good reason: it's apparently very popular amongst iPhone 4S owners. 87 percent of iPhone 4S users use at least one Siri feature each month, according to a new study. However, they aren't using all that Siri, which is technically still in Beta, has to offer.

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Making phone calls and sending text-messages are the most popular activities, according to the report, a sign that Siri usage is mirroring how people use their phones more generally. Roughly a third of 4S owners use Siri to place phone calls, send text messages, or look up information daily or almost daily.

Many other Siri services are getting little pickup, however. They include playing music and scheduling meetings. Thirty-two and 35% of 4S users, respectively, said they had never used Siri to perform those actions. Those categories also had some of the lowest percentage of users that did either daily or almost daily.

The survey, performed by Parks Associates, also found that 55% of iPhone 4S users were satisfied with Siri and 9% were unsatisfied. The rest were somewhere in between. It seems likely that Apple will expand the Siri feature-set going forward, adding more partners to the current Wolfram and Yelp integration. ESPN has been mentioned as a possible partner for serving up sports scores and schedules.

Top Rated Comments

Nrwrit3r Avatar
125 months ago
An important question to ask here is the % of these people who had purchased the iPhone within a month. The reason I say this is because everyone tries Siri when they first buy the iPhone, but by a couple of months into owning it, they may cease to utilize the feature.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
125 months ago
still can't get over talking to a phone... feels weird.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hspace Avatar
125 months ago
For my wife, SIRI was a step backwards.

On her 3GS, she could use the 'Call [XXX]' feature even with little or no data connection.

Now with her 4S, since SIRI even forces those simple commands to be interpreted on the SIRI servers, she cannot voice command a call to be made while driving on country roads with little connectivity.

This is VERY frustrating for her. Why oh WHY cannot SIRI let those simple voice commands be handled on the phone? There is plenty of CPU and memory power to do it.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
berkleeboy210 Avatar
125 months ago
No way.

Only time I ever use it is for a laugh or if I hold down on the button by accident.

It's a gimmick. Would be good on Ipad but not Iphone.

It's MUCH more practical on the phone. IMHO.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
realeric Avatar
125 months ago
Once a month? Seriously? Not once a day?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
whittersnickle Avatar
125 months ago
If it would work, sure

Me in car, "Siri, send text message."

Siri, "WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!"

Me, "...?!?!?!?! Siri, send a text message!"

Siri, "WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!"

Me, "SEND. MESSAGE."

Siri, "....I'm really sorry, but I can't take any requests right now."

--

Also, my personal favorite:

"Call [Contact]"

(Five minutes)

"I'm really sorry, but I can't handle any requests right now."

--

So yeah, I'd love to use it, but unfortunately, mine seems to have an attitude problem.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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