Siri and spouse/wife

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dk143, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I want to use Siri for "text/call my wife", but am having trouble!

    Have set my spouse in the contact details for myself, but siri will only do it when I say "text/call my SPOUSE", which is a bit annoying.

    Anyone know how I can get round this?
     
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    mattopotamus

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    The only way would be to make your wife "wife" In your contacts instead of her name.
     
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    Not true at all.


    If I remember correctly, I said "Call my wife" and Siri asked me who my wife was. Now I just say call/text my wife and it just works.
     
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    Prof.

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    let's say your wife's name is Melissa Anderson. You would tell siri: "Melissa Anderson is my wife"
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    This. You need to let Siri know who your wife is first. Manually adding it won't work.
     
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    Maybe Siri is jealous and does not like your wife......


    Sorry bad jokes are an addiction that I can not break.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried that and it doesn't work! I've told Siri who my wife is, but it adds her as a "spouse".

    So I say to Siri "Jane Doe is my wife". In my contacts, she is automatically listed as my "spouse".

    When I say "call my wife", it doesn't work, but "call my spouse" does.

    Hence the problem!
     
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    Ingster

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    Press siri, say (spouses name) is my wife, then siri will add it, then just say to siri, text my wife/ring my wife
     
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    Prof.

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    Find yourself in your contact list, then press EDIT. Then create a custom relationship for your wife within your contact card.
     
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    Tried that - didn't work!

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    Tried that too - also didn't work!
     
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    It might be time to reinstall iOS and try again.
     
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    Prof.

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    Other than this, I'm out of ideas.
     
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    Am using a brand new iPhone 5?!
     
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    grapes911

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    Well it sounds like something isn't right. I'm out of ideas.
     
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    balamw

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    Just curious. Are you using the phone in US English or some other language. I've seen some odd behavior over the years with localization other than US English.

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    Are you American? Do you have a thick accent?
     
  17. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm in the UK and as far as I can tell, everything is set to English (uk).
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Key siri and ask "who is my wife" and what does she say? If she doesn't say anybody she will prompt you to add somebody as your wife
     
  19. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, this is weird. I did what you suggested, and it brought up my wife's contact details correctly.

    When I say "call my wife", Siri replies with:

    I don't have a wife number for "me". Would you like to use "my number" instead.

    But if tell Siri to "call my wife's iPhone", it works as it should!
     
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    How do you expect siri to know who your wife is? :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what you need to do. When I tell Siri to call my mom, I say "Call mom at work" or "Call mom iPhone"
     
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    gsugolfer

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    He doesn't. He expects it to remember when told. Nothing wrong with that. My phone worked fine with relationships, but my wife's didnt. She had to set a contact as her name and then add relationships from there. Didn't work with the "Me" contact.
     
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    I've got my fiancée in my contacts under girlfriend/partner and can dial her using both "call my girlfriend" or "call my partner" - not sure why yours doesn't work!
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    If she has multiple numbers you have to specify which number to call
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Not really. When I say call a person, Siri will come back and ask me which phone number to use.
     

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