Is there a non-voice way to hint Siri on names?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by njp, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. njp macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    Siri just doesn't get my last name. It gets something kinda sorta recognizable. But it just completely fails on my sister's name. Is there any way to hint this in a non-verbal way? If I do the "learn how to pronounce my sister's name" it just... doesn't get it...

    I am guessing the answer is "you can't" but... meh. It's sad that Siri doesn't get me.
     
  2. Oui macrumors 6502

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    You can ask Siri "learn How to say my name" see if that helps.
     
  3. Bonestle macrumors member

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    Have you tried going to your sister's (or anyone else's) contact and adding a phonetic field?
     
  4. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    I had to go to settings to set it up.
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    You can say "call my sister" and Siri will ask you who is your sister and you select her contact.
    After that you can say "call my sister" and it will know who to call.
     
  6. njp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. This seems to be the way to go. It never even occurred to me that they had these fields - I was looking all over for something directly Siri related.

    Another Hat off to Apple.
     

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