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  • 'Assistant Unrestrictor' Disables Siri for Voice Control When There's No Internet


    To use Siri, you have to have an active data connection, whether it's Wi-Fi, or a cellular Internet connection. But sometimes, you don't always have the luxury of being connected to the Internet, and Siri will give you a headache when you try to use her for information when you don't have an active data connection.

    A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Assistant Unrestrictor by iOS developer SquiffyPwn will automatically disable Siri when you don't have an active data connection, that way, your device defaults to using the Voice Control feature, which doesn't require an active data connection.

    When you finally do connect to an active data connection, the tweak will detect it, and it will automatically turn Siri back on as your default voice assistant.

    The automatic configuration is pretty nifty to have, since it can be an annoyance to have to navigate through the preference panes in the Settings application to do this all manually. It's a shame Apple didn't implement something like this stock.

    If you want to give Assistant Unrestrictor a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak doesn't have any options to configure.

    Name: Assistant Unrestrictor
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: Siri
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: SquiffyPwn
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Assistant Unrestrictor' Disables Siri for Voice Control When There's No Internet started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      Brilliant.
    1. magoo657's Avatar
      magoo657 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      Brilliant.
      Because then I can turn Siri and Voice Control...
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Cool! Didn't think the old voice control was even in iOS since Siri took over, but I guess it needs to be for iPhone 4 and older iPads on 7.

      Now someone just needs to expand voice control's command functions like launching apps, setting reminders, etc.
    1. Fimeg's Avatar
      Fimeg -
      Voice Control is much faster than Siri for the basic things. I wish there was a mod that would combine them somehow... Like, when I'm asking it to play a song, Siri could just skip the phone home part and get to playing the song.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      Cool! Didn't think the old voice control was even in iOS since Siri took over, but I guess it needs to be for iPhone 4 and older iPads on 7.

      Now someone just needs to expand voice control's command functions like launching apps, setting reminders, etc.
      Isn't that what voice activator does?
    1. offroad1994's Avatar
      offroad1994 -
      Did not work after I put my iPhone in airplane mode.
    1. AndrewTitmuss's Avatar
      AndrewTitmuss -
      Does this completely disable Siri when offline (I.E. delete Siri data?) Because thats the only thing holding me back from installing this tweak.