Ok. So Why does Siri on my iPhone 5 Sound Different Than Siri on my iPhone 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VideoNewbie, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009
    I bought the 5s yesterday going to send in the 5 for a trade in

    both are on the latest ios system (updated last night)

    but why is it that the siri on my brand new 5s sounds incredibly robotic? i went to general settings and i made sure i downloaded enhanced quality . so thats not the problem

    also the two siris say completely different things. for example

    i asked the iphone 5 as a test "how are you doing today?"

    and siri( on the 5) replied " i'm fine! thanks for asking! " in a very human like voice

    i asked the same question to the iphone 5s and siri (on the 5s) replied "i am well."

    its like this for everything the siri on the 5 goes into much more elaborate detail and sounds much more human like

    whats going on?
  2. Valkyre macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2012
    Because Siri on the iphone 5 is already 1 year old, and it is wiser than the newborn iphone 5s.
  3. jefferent macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Is that a fact? I really dont know. Thanks
  4. Namji macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
    Siri has different responses.. if you ask siri on your old iphone 5 the same question 10 times... you will more than likely get couple of different responses but generally the same answer..

    and yes, I have been told that Siri will gradually "learn" as time goes by and the more you use it.
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Did you update to 7.0.3? That fixes voice issues w Siri.

    Also, it sounds like just 2 answers. Have you tried just asking it again on the 5S?
  6. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Already explained above. Siri has multiple answers for such questions and you're just assuming that the 5s is using shorter and less detailed examples on a poor sample selection of data.

    Turrets would just be weird. Tourette syndrome on the other hand...
  8. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    How did you do this??
  9. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009

    I asked the iphone 5 the same question ten times
    All ten times it gave elaborate human like answers with inflections in the voice etc

    I asked the iphone 5s the same question ten times and all ten times
    It was short and most of all ROBOTIC

    The Siri on the iphone 5s does not sound anything like the iphone 5 Siri
    Clearly this is some kind of glitch

    Nobody else has this issue? Or are people oblivious to the issue like the poster above ?
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Actually, I noticed this today between my 3rd gen iPad and my iPhone 5s. Right now the 5s has the less refined "robotic" voice while the iPad 3 has better tone and inflection. A week ago the 5s had similar voice quality to the iPad.

    What changed for me was that I had wiped and restored my 5s after an unlock.

    Best guess is that it takes a while (a few days, a couple weeks maybe?) from a restore to get the "better" Siri voice.
  11. ET3SW macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Check to make sure you have the enhanced sounds downloaded on the 5S.

    Tap Settings > general >accessibility >voiceover > languages and dialects > U.S English > Enhanced Quality turned on


    Also if it is on already toggle it off and then on again
  12. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    That has nothing to do with Siri. Siri is all server side, that's why OP found that activating this made no difference. ;)
  13. Indecisi0n macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2012
    I want Siri with a British accent.

  14. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    Siri has turrets? :O

  15. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    Blountville, TN
    Somehow the majority of the responders seem to have misread the OP's post that it "sounded" different, not that it was giving different answers...
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Not according to Apple; they are both linked. Check out the Apple Support link adnbek quoted.

  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes. I see that now.

    As I understand it, Siri downloads the high quality voice automatically.
  18. DanTSX macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2013
    Siri on the iPhone 5s went to exclusive private schools, private riding lessons, has taken protocol classes from a retired officer of the British Diplomatic Corps, and attended a debutantes ball before going to an Ivy for undergrad before taking a gap year to slum around European hostels while living off of hashish and struppewaffel, and then back to Harvard Law before. Siri made partner at 24 because daddy is up for a peerage.

    Siri on the iPhone 5c went to public school and then community college and has their dental hygienist certification. (HVAC Cert if you use the male voice). Siri got a weekend gig serving refreshments at the town's soccer fields because Mom used to date the head groundskeeper.

    that is why Siri is "different".

  19. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    DYAC! Turrets.... Turrets....why does iOS think the correct spellings wrong? Tourette's ah, there we go.
  20. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
  21. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
  22. AlexJaye macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Aside from some of these useless comments... I've noticed siri's voice changed when moving from my iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. It became more robotic and lighter. I don't like it as much really.
  23. tok macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2012
    Since updating to iOS 7.0.6 on my iPhone 5S, Siri's voice got much more robotic than before. It was very natural sounding before. I already tried to download the "Enhanced Quality" in the VoiceOver settings, but that made no difference in Siri's voice.

    Anyone else with the same issue or with any suggestion on how to get it working?

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