My real concern is the the AUTOMATIC ability of my device to call out to people (FaceTime) without ANY confirmation from me. Not just FaceTime, but anything similar as well (texting/email).
All the results I've found only solve the calling (phone) problem while the device is locked (asleep or set to lock screen). I just got this device and this scary thing happened:
1. I pressed the hold button down too long by accident
2. Search came up with sound recording on
3. A friend, trying to help, said "turn off applications", thinking this would bring us to a help result about how to turn off an app running in the background (I didn't know how because I was used to an older iOS).
4. The ipod IMMEDIATELY begain FaceTime calling my boss's boss! Late at night!
I would never want my iPod to attempt to do send ANYTHING or connect to something, (especially FaceTime!), without my direct approval. (And horrible voice interpretation is NOT direct approval in my book. Her name sounds NOTHING like "turn off applications".) Opening an app is okay, but doing something that can't be undone is not. How can I ensure that nothing like this will happen again?
-Turn off the help's "auto-do it" ability? (I'd be okay with turning off help altogether if that was needed, but that seems like overkill.) Can it decide to write and send texts/messages/emails for me? Make Facebook posts? Without even an "approve" button required? This is all very creepy.
-Turn off the voice activation feature completely? I thought it could be good for searching and faster typing. But I imagined speaking a sentence, fixing the errors and pressing a send button myself. Not having to fear that the device will "send" data for me. If I turn off voice, could typing something into the search do the same "auto send"? Because that is not good either.
-Turn off something in FaceTime? It should only call someone if I open the app and tell it to do that. I wouldn't ever want it to call someone without a definite YES pressed. I haven't found such a setting.
Everything I've found talks about telling a phone to not auto-call when the screen is locked. My device is not a phone and some of the settings I've read about simply aren't on my device (iPod Touch), or at least not in the place they say. Also, I need a solution that works all the time, not just when the device is locked. I'm not fully aware of which apps could be involved and what the device can and can't do by itself in this matter, so I might not be searching for the right things. I've read that the problem was not Siri, but I've also read something implying that even when you turn Siri off, she can still be used when you're using search/help.