I still have old voice on iOS 7 Siri?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by FreeStyLeMaSTeR, Jun 20, 2013.

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    I tried turning off Siri and back on but I still have old robotic voice of Siri. Is there anything I can do to enable new voice of it?
     
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    This option isn't available in the current build (beta 1)
     
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    Oh Ok. Thank you for the info.
     
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    Do you know when they'll be changing that?
     
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    Beta 1 - It Wasn't Ready

    Use common sense. We're in Beta 1 right now. It obviously wasn't ready. Same goes for Voice Memos, full Twitter and Facebook integration (ie. Notification Center posting ability). Beta 1 is obviously not the final version. Siri's new voices may not even come in Beta 2. We may not see those new voices leave alpha testing for months.
     
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    You CAN select new voices for Siri. I've been using the English accented Siri for a few days now. Go to settings and change it there.
     
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    iOS 7 includes new female and male voices. They are not available in this beta. While you can change the language, the new iOS 7 voices are not in this beta.
     
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    Ha, I wish I did ;)
     
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    Are you sure? The Siri voice I am using on my phone right now is a male voice with an English accent.
     
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    Yes. We're sure.
     
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    from the iOS 7 release notes:

    Siri
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    The new Siri voices are not in this seed.
     
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    I'm confused now. I could have sworn that the option to change the voice of Siri was not available in iOS 6.

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    Ah ok. My apologies. I'm embarrassed I didn't know this until now!
     
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    :cool:
     
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    FYI the English accented Siri has been available for a long time.
     
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    I tried that but it doesn't understand some of my contacts... For example if I say "call mom" Siri says there is no contact for mom... There is and it works when on US English...
     
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    Then you've set it to British English. The original Siri voice in the UK is male.
     
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    Try Mum or Mother.
     
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    In my opinion, it doesn't sound as good as the female voice. The male voice is over-modulated.
     
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    The English Siri voice sounds a bit robotic.
     
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    That's interesting, because I have the opposite view. The female voice sounds a bit robotic, almost GLaDOS style. The words are bit more all-over-the-place when a sentence is spoken.
    Whereas the male, although still robotic, speaks with a more coherent accent.
     
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    There have always been four English voices due to the various accents, dialects, words and grammar used between them ('Merican, Brit, Aussie and Canuck). Those voices were always only male or female, but with iOS7 they'll release the opposite gender version... soon

    I can't wait for the female UK voice. Let's hope she'll sound like Joanna Lumley. But Liz Hurley will do. Or even Emma Thompson, she'd be a riot when unable to answer a request.
     
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    I agree.

    Bizarrely we've not yet had the option of a female Siri in the UK.
     
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    Yeah that was my natural thought process but since she is in my phone as mom it doesn't recognize mother and has no idea what's saying when I say mum. no big deal really just a funny observation when I tried using British Siri.
     
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    What we need is a Samuel Jackson (from Pulp Fiction) character voice option in Siri. :cool:
     

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