So Siri is everywhere on the internet by now, as the Apple’s intelligent assistant on iPhone 4S requires a data network, in order to talk with Apple’s server to get the answers of the commands on the newly launched iPhone 4S device. Apple has launched the iPhone 4S on October 4th, while followed the device launch on October 14th. Many of the users purchased the device from their liked carriers on different plans. However, do you ever want to know. How much Siri is using your data package on making an internet query? Well, it’s a pretty good news for all those users who are currently on go with limited packages. Ars Technia has just conducted numerous different tests on Siri and iPhone 4S in order to exactly know about the data usage of Siri on making a simple query from the device. They have conducted the different kind of tasks, such as dictations, setting up reminders, etc…
The results of the different tests seem to be pretty impressive, which shows that Siri does not hog your data package and really uses a very fewer amounts of data on your device. It’s worth note here that data usage of Siri is depended on your query habits. This is important to know for those who are currently stuck on the limited data package, and specially those who are on pay per go to packages. Internet lookups require between 23KB and 187KB data, depending on the question at hand, or an average of 63KB per query. Local tasks average at 72. 5KB. Summing up, the publication wrote:
If you own an iPhone 4S and perform all 11 of these same queries every single day for a month over your carrier’s 3G connection, you can expect to use roughly 20MB or so in a 30-day month. If you use Siri 2-3 times per day at an average of 63KB per instance, you might expect to use 126KB to 189KB per day, or 3.7 to 5.5MB per month. For 4-6 times a day, that might come out to 252KB to 378KB per day, or 7.4 to 11MB per month. If you use it 10-15 times per day, you might end up using 630KB to 945KB per day, or 18.5 to 27.7MB per month.
So it clearly means that you can easily play with Siri on your data package, but still you can easily access the service from local Wi-Fi services. The result was outstanding, and does not seem that the service is a data hog, such as android devices.