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  1. moparherb

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    Prior to upgrading my iPad Air 2 and my iPhone 5S when I held down the home button to summon Siri I got a bell like sound to let me know she was ready for my question. Now all I get is a small (very small) burp. Is there any way to get the bell type noise back? Thanks for any and all answers.
     
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    It looks like this is a bug. I experience the same on my iPhone (iOS 9), while I get the bell sound on my iPad (iOS 9.1 public beta).

    You could send feedback to Apple so they know about this:
    Apple - iPad - Feedback
     
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    My iPhone too. I hadn't noticed before, for some reason. The dull sound is the vibration mode. If you turn this off in Settings > sounds, you get nothing at all (at least on my iPhone.

    Interestingly enough, I still get the bell sound through my headphones.



    Played a lot with the Sound and Siri settings. Wasn't able to trick the bell in to coming back.
     
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    Thanks for all responses. I sent a note to Apple
     
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    Follow up. Today I purchased a iPhone 6S. If I push the home button to get Siri's attention I still just get a small burp, but if I use the "Hey Siri" command I get the old bell. This is after 9.0.2. Doesn't make a lot of sense but it is not a big deal anyway.
     
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    I should have come back to this, but I forgot.

    This is the new behavior of Siri, at least on newer iPhones. The reasoning is that the beep was there to let you know when to start speaking. Siri is now fast enough on many devices that you can now start speaking as soon as you press the home button. On those devices, you won't get a beep. If you have vibrate turned on in Settings > Sounds, you still get a little buzz; otherwise Siri is silent, and ready immediately (iPhone only, iPad's don't have a vibrate motor).

    I don't have an iPad Air 2, so I can't confirm on that device. The iPad Air still beeps. My iPhone 6 Plus does not. On the other hand, my iPhone 6 Plus still has enough lag that need to wait just a bit to talk. Not much, but at least until the Siri screen appears.

    Anyway, it's not a bug. It's intentional. If you still need a bit of feedback, try enabling vibrate. I do. It's all the feedback I need, once I realized that the beep was gone.

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    Twerppoet, thanks for the explanation.
     
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    No problem.
     
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    Turn off Vibration in Settings - General - Accessibility - Interaction, and you'll get the bell again when you start using Siri on the iPhone.
     
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    Well that's an interesting twist.

    Thanks.
     

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