Siri used mostly for phone calls and texting

Siri is supposed to be dubbed as your “personal assistant,” one that helps you command many special voice over task, like set reminders in your calendar, find local businesses, send email, etc. Well, according to a new consumer survey that examines Apple iPhone 4S users satisfaction with features, Siri isn’t being used for nearly as much task as Apple would like. So far the research shows that the virtual assistant is being underutilized.

In the survey, a whopping 87 percent of 4S owners use at least one feature of its Siri virtual assistant on a monthly basis. Making phone calls and sending text-messages are the most popular activities, according to the report. This suggest people are using Siri to copy those general commands, rather than use it for other things its advertised to do. It should also be noted that voice commands for calls and texts were available in previous iPhones.

The report also broke down other noteworthy statistics like 32 percent of users never commanded Siri to play music and 35 percent never scheduled a meeting through the virtual assistant. Furthermore, 30 percent of iPhone 4S users said they never used Siri for sending e-mail, compared to 26 percent who have.

That said, the stat that matters most, is some 55 percent of 4S users said they were satisfied with Siri, 9 percent were unsatisfied, and the rest were somewhere in between. So briefly, Siri remains popular to the vast majority of users surveyed — even though the feature is underutilized for the most part.

Honestly, I don’t care much for Siri, as I hardly use it for anything. I’d like to use Siri for most of what its advertised to do, but it doesn’t work as well, and it seems to never understand what the hell I am asking for. So I sparingly use it for just an occasional text or phone call when I’m trying to show off, or when I’m just too lazy to type.

I have question for all you iPhone 4s owners out there, do you use Siri for more than just text messages and phone calls?

Parks Associates; via WSJ

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