Can I slow Siri's speaking rate?

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  1. Pndrgnsvc, Aug 29, 2014
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    Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    I often find that Siri speaks too fast (at least for me). Is there a way to slow her speaking rate (without using Voice Over)?
     
  2. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alas, no joy...

    Alas, after 300+ views, it seems my requirement will remain unsatisfied, at least for now...

    Still, many thanks to all who took the time to try to help. I appreciate it.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps there isn't a way to do it? On a complete throw in the dark, so to say, I wonder what would happen if you ask Siri to speak slower.
     
  4. crookadile macrumors regular

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    Settings/General/Accessibility/Speak Selection ( turn on ) Speaking Rate
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I thought about that too, but not sure if that affects Siri as well.
     
  6. crookadile macrumors regular

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    Yes your right. I just checked and it doesn't affect Siri.
    It's only for spoken highlighted text.
     
  7. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My apologies for not providing this detail previously-

    Normally, Siri speaks at a comfortable rate. It is only when she reads email that I wish she would be a tad slower.

    Ergo, maybe my issue is with Mail rather than Siri per-se. Or, is that too far afield?
     
  8. Ed Miliband macrumors member

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    Haha!!

    Good idea
     
  9. crookadile macrumors regular

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    I thought id try this just for the laugh.

    Siri told me all the languages she could speak. Unfortunately slower wasn't one of them.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Hah. Perhaps it's in the phrasing, maybe something like "Siri, could you speak at a slower rate" or something else of that sort might work better? But, again, I'm leaning against that actually working, which is somewhat unfortunate since the speed should be something that we can control.
     

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