Siri Withholds Information Unless Users Upgrade to iOS 6

January 17, 2013 — by Sette Capati1



Siri Withholds Information Unless Users Upgrade to iOS 6

January 17, 2013 — by Sette Capati1

simonblog i4siriWe haven’t heard much of the untethered jailbreak since iOS 6 was launched last September. In fact, the developers we expect to be working on, (who previously worked on older firmwares) remain quiet.

There hasn’t been a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to iOS 6 untethered jailbreak.

For the jailbreak community, it was disheartening to find out that Hackulous shut down last December.

Apple is doing a great job with its diligent scrutiny of loopholes on its firmware. And if you’re an iOS 6 user you may have experienced some little annoyances and default settings you haven’t figured out. Of course, logically, these can be worked out using tweaks. But what if your trusted AI friend gets in the way?

Interestingly, I stumbled upon iDownloadblog, that Siri withholds information unless users upgrade to iOS 6. This means, if you’re using an iOS 5, which undeniably is a jailbreak-free firmware both tethered and untethered version must upgrade to iOS 6 so your personal assistant will comply to your requests.


Mike Schnier of iDownloadblog said,

A user on Reddit asked Siri when the superbowl was starting, only to find that his personal assistant refused to comply. Siri’s response: “If you update to the latest version of iOS, I’ll be able to help you with that.” …

Apple loaded iOS 6 Siri with tons of sports information from NFL and other sports leagues. Users can make ask Siri real-time scores and updates. It’s smarter than the average iOS 5 Siri. But hey! That means, all your jailbreak data (assuming you have a jailbroken device) will be lost once you upgrade to iOS 6.

The issue here is the outdated version of Siri was able to answer questions like “When is the Super Bowl?” with an internet search in the past. The refusal to answer the question apparently cropped up sometime in the last month.

This is a second-hand info. Currently, I’m using iOS 6 on my iPod and iPad. My personal assistant complies to all my requests.

How about you? Does Siri refuse to search data on your iOS 5?

Give us a shout out below.

Sette Capati

Hi, I'm Krisette C. I'm a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed my gadget addiction, I simply write and tinker my gadgets for reviews. You may follow my blurbs, too! @krisettecapati

  • I am on JB pf IOS 5.1 with iPhone 4S and discovered that Siri requires upgrade to answer my question for “when do the Patriots play today” it was Sunday, the day of the game, and I asked a few different ways including a generic search for Patriots schedule. So I can corraborate your earlier blog post is true. Im waiting on untethered 6 nonetheless