Change YOUR OWN name on iPhone?

EricPickup

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May 30, 2012
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Hi, I wanted to play around and test Siri on my new iPhone.
I said "Hello", and it replied "Hello, Nancy" which is my mother's name. My name in my itunes account is my actual name. How do I change this back to my actual name? (I'm the one who actual bought this, and stuff)
 

jkeekij

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Oct 17, 2011
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Under Settings>Siri you need to set the default contact (yours) for Siri and you should be all set.
 

EricPickup

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May 30, 2012
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Under Settings>Siri you need to set the default contact (yours) for Siri and you should be all set.
Thanks for the quick reply, but when I go to My info, it opens up my contacts? When I select one it changes nothing :/

Edit: Nevermind! I read that wrong! I got it to work, thanks! :) Will it use that name for anything else, though?
 

jkeekij

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Oct 17, 2011
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Thanks for the quick reply, but when I go to My info, it opens up my contacts? When I select one it changes nothing :/
Once you select a default contact under Siri settings it should apply it. Let me get my phone and try...

edit:

Settings>General>Siri>My Info and then select your contact card from the list.
 

EricPickup

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Original poster
May 30, 2012
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Once you select a default contact under Siri settings it should apply it. Let me get my phone and try...

edit:

Settings>General>Siri>My Info and then select your contact card from the list.
I read it wrong! I got it to work, thanks! Will it use that name for anything else, though?
 

cyks

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Hi, I wanted to play around and test Siri on my new iPhone.
I said "Hello", and it replied "Hello, Nancy" which is my mother's name. My name in my itunes account is my actual name. How do I change this back to my actual name? (I'm the one who actual bought this, and stuff)
Siri, call me '______' would also work.
 

jkeekij

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Oct 17, 2011
189
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Anything in Siri that will use the name that's what it will call you. You can also activate Siri and say "Call me Joe" and it will respond "OK from now on I'll call you Joe"
 

rorostarrs

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Oct 22, 2014
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Maps

I was able to tell siri what my name is, but when I send my location via text message it still thinks I'm someone else. Anyone know how to fix that?
 

jsmith189

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Jan 12, 2014
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Yeah, you could have asked Siri to start calling you something else. A little creepy, but works.
 
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