My new iPhone 14 pro came with iOS 16.0.3 which I’m generally loving. However, every time I ask Siri for directions it’s in driving mode. I’ve checked my focus mode and it’s not set to driving, but when I activate Siri it seems to be automatically enabled. Is there a way to turn this off?
The other thing that is driving me crazy is if I ask for directions for X business in X city it gives me the full yelp review when I just need directions. Is there a way to get just the directions? I don’t usually want Siri’s help with reviews, just directions.
I typically say, “how do I get to business in city.” Sometimes Siri will just give me directions, but sometimes she goes into the Yelp reviews. Either way, I want to turn off the driving “focus” because it’s faster to just click on the location I want rather than listen to her rattle off things. Right now the screen is dark because somehow it’s defaulting to a driving focus even though I don’t have that focus enabled.
It appears to be the pattern in which you are tasking Siri: asking Siri HOW to get somewhere is likely to trigger a search, whereas giving a directive such as “Hey Siri, directions to [business] in [city.]” is more likely to elicit the response you want.
No luck here duplicating it. I found a couple more threads, and an Apple thread from two years ago where support apparently confirmed it as a known bug. Hopefully someone else here has dealt with it before.