Anybody changed from the UK Siri to the US voice?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    If so found any problems with Siri understanding what you say?
     
  2. Deran786 macrumors newbie

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    in initial tests australian voice picks up better response then uk one.
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Really?
     
  4. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Depends on your accent, really. If you have a British accent then the UK Siri voice will pick up what you're saying easier, if you have an Australian accent then the AU Siri voice will pick up what you're saying easier, etc.
     
  5. Lukus macrumors member

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    Except that there's no such thing as a 'British' accent :)

    Some of our Scottish/Welsh/Irish friends on here are reporting having better success with Australian or US settings...
     
  6. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    My accent is fairly generically northern, and the UK English Siri understands about 60% of what I say at best.

    Phazer
     
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I do fail to see how those in the UK like myself will find it tough using the US voice which is what I will do when I get the 4s

    The UK version jus sounds odd to me....the US one I fail to see how she won't understand my voice. Not like it's much different to the US
     
  8. Lukus macrumors member

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    Yeah - I have mine set to UK, but I haven't really used Siri all that much. I'm gonna switch it to US and see how I get on.

    Siri US voice is better than all the others.
     
  9. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I switch between US and Australian Siri. I hated the way the British dude sounded.

    Siri should have voice packs! I want mine to speak with the "voice" of Stephen Hawking! :D Surely that wouldn't be too difficult, either.
     
  10. Lukus macrumors member

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    GLaDOS or gtfo.
     
  11. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I found that the australian voice was really the best sounding and pleasing over the US version, but it did not understand my commands as well. I wish there was a way to change the voice and have a selection on the voice location so it would understand us english but speak australian english.
     
  12. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using an American accent with a Uk iPhone and I don't find it that accurate.
     
  13. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    I have a UK iphone and prefer the Australian Siri the voice sounds more human and natural, I so wish it would recognise places in the uk though sick of it saying I can't search for places out side uk etc...
     
  14. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah that's who I use now.
     
  15. hamlin macrumors regular

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    Is the US and Canada Siri the same? Or is there a special Canadian Siri that understands words like hoser and Sidney Crosby?
     
  16. Stella macrumors 604

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    Doesn't recongize Tim Hortons for me... absolutely butchers it :D
     
  17. heyloo macrumors 6502

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    I totally forgot about switching the language. Trying out the Aussie version, although it does seem like the US version's a bit more accurate for me still.
     
  18. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't it get the spelling wrong using the American voice?
     
  19. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    No. I actually prefer the UK voice now, after using it for a while :p.
     

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